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New Biodiversity Showcase Garden in Green Point Park

Green Point Park

With the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ just around the corner, the City has been hard at work implementing a variety of greening initiatives that aim to make the event one of the greenest in the world. The latest project in the ‘Green Goal Programme’ is the construction of the Biodiversity Showcase Garden within the newly developed Green Point Park.

Print map launched today!

Today is the launch of the print version of the Cape Town Green Map - a user-friendly, handy guide that makes green choices both accessible and meaningful.

The print map is a fresh take on the Mother city's natural environment, reminding visitors and residents to live, work and play responsibly in order to reduce human impact on our fragile ecosystems.

Kumi Naidoo takes the reigns of Greenpeace

Kumi Naidoo, a South African, is the new Executive Director for Greenpeace. He grew up here, studied in Britain, was one of the founders of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty, and led the Global Campaign for Climate Action.

Cape Town: the best responsible tourist destination

The City of Cape Town has recently won the “Best Destination” award at the 2009 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards. The ceremony, which took place on World Responsible Tourism Day and was held at the World Travel Market in London, aims to recognize all types of tourism, from mainstream to niche, that operates in a way that benefits both the destination and the local people.

 

Bicycle path provides safe and green alternative to R27

A new and safer alternative for cyclists on the R27 has been constructed by the City of Cape Town. This new cycle path stretches between Paarden Eiland and Milnerton, and follows smaller and quieter roads safe from heavy congestion.

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. 

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