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Environmental show 50/50 now facing extinction

The SABC recently announced that it is “resting” the local environmental and conservation programme 50/50. This means that the 25 year old show has been taken off the air, with the promise that it might be reconsidered for broadcast at the beginning of next year.

City gives bicycle commuters a leg up

The City of Cape Town has set itself a goal, by which it aims to increase the number of cyclists, as well as promote walking in the city, by creating a safe and pleasant network of bicycle and pedestrian paths – not just for 2010 – but beyond. This forms part of its vision to provide a world-class sustainable transport system for all residents of Cape Town.

Still a chance for Table Mountain to be a New 7 Wonder

You have today.

The last day before voting closes for the New 7 Wonders of Nature campaign. And Table Mountain is doing well – it is currently at No.7 in its category, but a few more votes can help boost its position, and its prospects of being in the final seven.

Bokke Go Green!

Our green-clad sportsmen are not only tackling the British and Irish Lions, but climate change as well by embracing the South African Breweries' (SAB) new project – “Greening the Boks”.

 

The project aims to offset the carbon emissions generated by the Springbok Rugby team’s transport and accommodation during their tours.

Cape Town's Broccoli Project Wins Two Global Awards

The Cape Town-based “Broccoli Project” recently won second place and 20 000 Euros at the Global Entrepreneurship Competition (GEC), held in Barcelona this year. They also took the title of “Best Social Value”, which helped them earn a further 5 000 Euros.

Noah of Cape Town ready to flood our minds

Opening on the 9th of July at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town is South Africa’s first full-length, original a cappella musical, Noah of Cape Town.

 

The musical is an intuitive look into a future where Cape Town, like every other city in the world, is suffering from the effects of global warming, environmental disasters, fuel shortages, war and corruption.

Government to implement green tax breaks

The government has proposed environmental tax incentives to try to address the negative effects of climate change.

SA’s greenhouse-gas emissions rank in the top 20 in the world, contribute 1,8% to global emissions and are responsible for 42% of Africa’s emissions.

Johnnie Walker® Celebrating Strides Awards find a taste for the environment

This year, Johnnie Walker® created the Celebrating Strides Awards to both mark its centenary and to recognise aspiring entrepreneurs, artists and individuals in certain disciplines for acting as catalysts to those who want to make a difference. Awards were given in six categories:

Virtual launch a resounding success & 10 winners announced

Friday's virtual launch was a huge success. A large number of people logged in to be part of the Cape Town Green Map's appearance on the 'green scene' in the Mother City. Hits to the site spiked by 2000% and suggest a site emails streamed in (we will add these just as soon as we can, thank you!).

Cape Town Green map launches today!

We're celebrating the launch of the Cape Town Green map today, along with World Environment Day and the launch of the global Open Green Map website! Read more about our virtual launch here

 

We're giving away a copy of 'Going Green - 365 Ways to Change Our World' by Simon Gear to 10 visitors who've registered on the website since we've gone live.

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