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New campaign considering children's view on climate change

When discussing climate change, or any other important issue, it feels as though we sometimes overlook the views of children. Maybe it is because we think that they are still too young, and that their opinions don’t matter. They do. They are the ones that will deal with the destruction our generations have wreaked on this planet. This is why the Consider Us campaign was launched here in Africa.

Swimming at Mount Everest for climate change

In April next year, pioneer swimmer Lewis Gordon Pugh will be the first in the world to swim in the icy lake beneath the summit of Mount Everest in the name of climate change awareness. This attempt is the product of a partnership between Pugh and Pick n Pay.

Cape Town has a treasure trove of beaches

Ever wanted to know more about the beaches of Cape Town, which beaches to visit, what each of them is like, what amenities they have, what wildlife and vegetation you can expect to see, and more?

A new book entitled 'City of Cape Town Beaches' has just been released by the City of Cape Town.

Cape Town joins the campaign for 350

On Saturday, 24 October, the world took to the streets in 181 countries for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet's history. Over 5200 events called on world leaders to pass climate policies grounded in the latest science and strong enough to return the amount of carbon in the atmosphere to 350.

New recycling collection points... at your local Engen

Cape Town Green Week saw the launch of a new recycling initiative by Engen, Woolworths and Nampak. A number of Engen stations around Cape Town now accept paper, plastic, glass and tins for recycling. 

Cape Town Green Week aims to make city "greenest" in the world

This week Cape Town will attempt to be greenest city on Earth. The City, along with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and a host of partner organisations such as Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), the Banking Association of South Africa (BASA) and The Cape Town Partnership, amongst others, will implement the very first Cape Town Green Week.

  

3000 km climate challenge bike ride

In an effort to make South Africans more concerned about carbon emissions, Rob Zipplies, well-known sustainability expert and editor of Bending the Curve, in partnership with Project 90 by 2030 will journey 3000 km around South Africa on an electric bicycle ahead of the climate change conference in Copenhagen.

Last chance for public to name stadium at Green Point

Today is your last chance to submit your name for Cape Town’s stadium at Green Point. The 70 000 seater stadium will be the pride of Cape Town during the FIFA 2010 World Cup, and it should have a name that will reflect this, and serve as a symbol of the city’s future aspirations.

German-Cape Town project helps to recycle bicycles

Every year, 180 ‘recycled’ bicycles are brought halfway across the world to exceedingly happy learners and community workers here in South Africa. This project, dubbed the Bicycle Recycle Project, is made possible through a partnership between the City of Cape Town and the City of Aachen in Germany.

Cape Town commits to responsible tourism

Signed on Monday by Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato and other major tourism associations - FEDHASA, SATSA, SAACI and Cape Town Tourism - the Responsible Tourism Charter commits the Mother City to responsible tourism behaviour and practises, which will go a long way to encouraging foreign visitors who see responsible or 'green' travel as important.

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