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Climate Fluency Exchange for COPART

COPART is a creative movement that fosters the incubation of a new form of conscious activism for sustainability in a changing climate that is articulate, compassionate, peaceful and intelligent. COPART is not an organisation but a new way of learning and doing.

Cape Town Green Map @ 400 sites and counting!

The Cape Town Green Map has reached the 400 site listings on the website and continues to grow daily.

City's Beaches are Blue

©Bruce Sutherland City of Cape Town
The City of Cape Town is blessed with some of the most spectacular beaches in the world and with the summer holiday season fast approaching much work has been done to ensure that all the City's beaches are ready! A testament to all the hard work in managing the beaches, six of the City 's beaches have once again been awaded Blue Flag beach status!

Helderberg Nature Reserve celebrated 50 years of conservation

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Helderberg Nature Reserve celebrated its 50th anniversary on the 23 September 2010. In celebration of this, the City of Cape Town and the Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve, invited the public to visit the reserve from 24 September to 03 October free of charge.

Biodiversity deferred

The furthest outposts of Africa are experiencing increases in animal poaching, trafficking of timber, bio-piracy, conflicts between humans and wildlife, and environmental violations of corporates. Yet, climate change has replaced nature conservation as a point of interest.

WWF launches the 8th Living Planet Report (2010 edition)

The water footprint of a cup of black coffee is 140 litres! WWF has recently launched their 8th edition of the Living Planet report. The report poses some alarming facts and the indicators show how we are consuming the worlds resources at a rate that far exceeds the planets ability to replenish them! It highlights the absolute urgency for change that is required in order to reverse this trend!

A lizard, thought to be locally extinct, spotted in Harmony Flats Nature Reserve

Alice Ashwell

A lizard species which was thought to have become locally extinct in the Cape Town area was spotted in Harmony Flats Nature Reserve recently, by a group of conservationists and members of the public that were enjoying a Spring Walk.

Athlone demolition gives pause for thought

If you've driven out to the airport or just looked out over Athlone from Table Mountain and are feeling a bit nostalgic, here's a YouTube clip to remind you why we don't need any more coal-fired powerstations.

Will the COP come to the Cape?

South Africa, buoyed by the successful hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, can look forward to another major event soon to be staged on it's shores.

Ten best ways to save electricity

With the cost of electricity increasing from 1 July 2010, the City of Cape Town has devised a practical checklist to encourage residents to save money by saving electricity. The list of savings options will be sent out as an insert into the rates account and will be "in the form of a fridge magnet".

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