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eWaste National Collection Day

It is the eWASA National E-Waste Collection Day tommorrow (10th May 2014).

Electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) includes ICT equipment, Consumer electronics, Small household appliances and large household appliances.

City Battens Down The Hatches For Winter

Cape Town Winter Is On Its Way

The City of Cape Town’s winter readiness plan cuts across a number of departments and includes a mass stormwater clearing exercise, education and awareness programmes in high-risk areas, and an early warning system.

The City of Cape Town has once again put together a comprehensive plan to mitigate the effects of the approaching winter season with a particular focus on poorer areas which are most often the most severely affected. This winter readiness plan is a key intervention in the City’s commitment to being a safe, caring and well-run administration.

Purchase Local Vegetables & Support Local Communities

Community run, organic vegetable gardens are becoming an important source of locally grown produce.

By supporting these growers, you support local community development, you reduce your own carbon footprint and you support your own health and well being!

This video highlights recommendations on how to use your purchasing power to mitigate climate change. It was produced by students as part of a postgraduate course at UCT.


Cape Town Crickets Chirping Up a Chatter

No you are not going mad! Cape Town's crickets are chirping up a storm.

I personally quite enjoy the calming chirp of the common cricket. I did however, get quite irate over one fella that found his way into my car and chirps incesantly while I am driving!

Make use of bio-friendly insect repellants if u must -

Cape Town's 10 Points for Global Recognition In Climate Action

Cape Town has long provided inspiring examples of climate actions and ambitions needed to drive forward global climate mitigation and adaptation efforts.

Spearheading climate action locally and beyond, Cape Town is drastically transforming itself into a low-emission, livable city.

  1. The City of Cape Town has previously been recognized for its commitment to addressing climate change.

Growing e-Khaya

Flagship e-Khaya updates us on the progress with their Shack Replacement project.

e-Khaya is designed to be a transitional home for those currently living i

The City of Cape Town Curbs Water Wastage and Secures Access To This Essential Resource

March is Water Month

Despite a population that has grown by more than 30% since the 2001 census, the City of Cape Town, in partnership with its residents, have managed to keep water demand below the peak level recorded in 2001, while significantly reducing projected future demand thus deferring the implementation of further resources and associated infrastructure.

The City of Cape Town has through careful management, ingenuity and consumer education, managed to stabilise the demand on the Western Cape Water Supply System (WCWSS).  Managing our resources is a shared responsibility and through this partnership with residents, the annual water demand is now growing at 2,3%, rather than the near 4% recorded in the period just prior to 2001.

From Here to Gombe: Jane Goodall on her life

There's only one thing on Dr Jane Goodall's bucket list: to make the world a better place.

Just two months shy of her 80th birthday, chimpanzee researcher and activist Dr Jane Goodall is a compelling messenger.

Cape Town Named SA’s Earth Hour Capital #welovecapetown

International experts have selected Cape Town as South Africa’s Earth Hour Capital in recognition of the city’s actions to address climate change.

The title is awarded as part of the global Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC), a collaborative effort between WWF and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, which aims to highlight and reward cities that are prepared to make substantial long-term efforts to combat climate change.

Monwabisi Resort Reopens After Major Upgrade

The City of Cape Town’s Monwabisi Resort reopened its doors to the public on 31 January 2014 after undergoing major upgrades during 2013.

Families can now visit the resort and enjoy quality time outdoors. This forms part of an overall redevelopment plan for Monwabisi and is in line with the City’s spend of over R17 million on upgrading resorts over the last three years.

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