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Greenpop plants 8 000 indigenous trees at Platbos Forest Reserve

42 000 trees planted at Platbos over past 7 years

One thousand festival-goers got their hands dirty at Greenpop’s 7th annual Reforest Fest in the Platbos Forest Reserve near Hermanus. 

Together with St George’s Grammar School and St Cyprian's School, they planted 8000 trees.
 
Greenpop’s Tree-E-O Misha Teasdale: 
 
“We dig it!

Open Streets Day in Mitchells Plain this Sunday

Explore a street as a space that connects people
A section of Eisleben Road will be a car-free zone on Sunday 2 April 2017, from 12:00 until 17:00, with the celebration of Open Streets Day in Mitchells Plain. 
 
The Open Streets Day in Mitchells Plain follows on from the very successful Open Streets days that were hosted in Langa and Bellville in October and November 2016 and in the Cape Town city centre in January this year.
 
‘The City supports Open Streets as a platform to demonstr

Cape Town drought crisis: water quality remains high, safe for drinking

103 days of useable water left at current consumption levels

Water quality is closely monitored via a large number of water samples analysed according to the stringent South African National Standards (SANS 241:2015) requirements.

As at 27 March 2017, dam levels have declined to 27,3% which is 1,3% down from a week ago.
 
With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at about 17,3 %, with approximately 103 days of useable water left at current consumption levels.

Cape Town ranked as global leader in climate disclosure

Cape Town ranked as one of the top five cities in the world out of 533 cities for demonstrating leadership in climate disclosure where we measure and disclose our energy and climate action data annually to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). 
 
STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE:
 
This achievement saw Cape Town joining over 500 cities, 100 state and regional governments, and 5 800 companies who are now measuring and disclosing climate action data on an annual basis in order to manage emissions, build resilience, and protect themselves from the growing impacts of cl

Join Cape Town in switching off the lights for Earth Hour

Sunshine Cinema Earth Hour Event at V&A Waterfront - info below

Earth Hour is an annual global event highlighting the environmental challenges facing our planet and is celebrated on the last Saturday in March for one hour from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time.

City of Cape Town encourages households, government departments, and businesses to join us in switching off the lights on 25 March 2017, as we commemorate Earth Hour. 
 
Councillor Xanthea Limberg, Mayoral Committee Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; and Energy, City of Cape Town:
 
"Eve

What is World Water Day?

Langrug Informal Settlement, Franschoek

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. 

Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.
 
The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.

SA Eco Film Festival - guest speakers

Each year invited Speakers are asked to give a brief over view of their personal reflections on the films, providing some South African context for the issues raised. 

They share their professional/private interests in the subject matter and then the discussion is opened to the floor, for speakers to answer questions or clarify comments in a relaxed and informal format. 
 
Thurs 23 March 6.15pm
Can You Dig This - Speakers - Imraan Samuels & Josh Potgieter.

International World Water Day at the V&A Waterfront

Help save water and donate a water bucket to the Water Collective Project for World Water Day at the V&A Waterfront.

Studio H, a multi-disciplinary Cape Town-based design studio has designed an installation to draw Cape Town residents’ attention to the urgent water crisis in the city.
 
By designing a giant installation with water buckets Studio H hopes to inspire all V&A Waterfront visit

Cape Town Festival moves to Castle of Good Hope

Entry to Iziko Museums will be free on the day

The One City, Many Cultures Cape Town Festival celebrates its 19th birthday on Human Rights Day, 21 March at the Castle of Good Hope. 

The festival was born out of the One City, Many Cultures project and seeks to promote a greater understanding of different cultures in the Western Cape.
 
The event will include musical and dance performances, among them salsa dancing, where members of the public will be encouraged to learn how to salsa.
 

Some hot days ahead for Absa Cape Epic

Sunday 19 March Prologue at Meerendal Wine Estate

Riders taking on the Absa Cape Epic from Sunday’s Prologue at Meerendal Wine Estate and finishing a week later at Val de Vie Estate in Paarl are watching the weather. 

Weather sites predict days of up to 40ºC … and some showers.
 
Everybody knows the Western Cape is in the grip of a fierce drought and desperately in need of rain, but one group of people in the area at the moment will be scanning the weather reports for a different reason altogether.
 
They are the riders wh
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