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Being Green – Your window on the environment

Catch John Richards weekly on FMR 101.3fm focusing on key issues affecting our lifestyles, science and research outcomes, the quest for sustainable living and a healthier planet.
 
Each week Cape Town Green Map will feature the podcast with John Richards' Being Green - Your window on the environment.
 
So if you have missed his 7h30 time slot on Friday on Fine Music Radio - FMR 101.3fm, click through to Cape Town Green Map for a link to the week's green issue John is fo

City smooths Main Road for Cape Town Cycle Tour cyclists

Cape Town Green CYCLE Map available at Cycle Tour Expo
Cape Town’s Transport & Urban Development Authority commence the final asphalt surfacing of a section of Main Road, Kalk Bay before the internationally acclaimed Cape Town Cycle Tour. 
 
The Cape Town Cycle Tour takes place on Sunday 12 March 2017.
 
The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) has made exceptional progress thus far with the third and final phase of the Main Road project in the Southern Peninsula.
 
‘All in all, we have invested approximately R3

Greenpop launches its 7th annual Platbos Reforest Fest

Two festival weekends in March
In March 2017, Greenpop will be hosting their 7th annual Reforest Fest in the ancient Platbos Forest Reserve
 
But this isn’t just your ordinary festival! It is a chance to (re)connect with yourself, your fellow humans and with nature.

Tea Tuesdays at Tea in the Park

Pooches are welcome

Tea Tuesdays - receive a complimentary tea of your choice with any meal ordered at Tea in the Park by Reliance cafe located in Green Point Park. 

This special runs every Tuesday from 9h00 – 17h00.
 
Tea in the Park invites all Capetonians to come and enjoy not only tea, but a wide range of hot and cold drinks, breakfast, wraps, salads & sandwiches, as well as sweet treats, in the beautiful green space.
 
Oh and did you know that your loving pooches are w

Cape Town’s fibre-optic network passes the 800 km mark

City’s 103 libraries provide fixed SmartCape computers

Since the City’s public Wi-Fi project started, 1 051 239 people have made use of the Wi-Fi zones to connect to the internet.

City of Cape Town’s fibre-optic network has exceeded 800 km in length and has connected over one million residents to the internet along the way.
 
The fibre-optic cables installed by the City now have a combined length of 848 km – long enough to reach all the way to George and back.

Water crisis: 129 days of useable water left

Dam levels drop to 34,5% - 1,7% down from a week ago
At the current draw-down rate, and with dam levels at an effective 24,5%, Cape Town could be looking at approximately 129 days of useable water left.
 
As of 20 February 2017, dam levels have dropped to 34,5%, which is 1,7% down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 24,5%. The latest actual consumption is 801 million litres of collective use per day.

Water crisis: City lowers water usage targets as dam levels decline

Approximately 135 days of useable water left

Dam levels have dropped to 36,2,%, which is 1,2% down from a week ago.

With the last 10% of a dam’s water not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 26,2%. The latest actual consumption is 825 million litres of collective use per day. The City of Cape Town has now lowered its water consumption target from 800 million litres to 700 million litres for collective water usage per day.

Fun Riders now Fundracers in the 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour

Help 22 charities focused on community, environment and health

New online portal makes supporting a charity even easier through the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

The 35 000 cyclists registered for the 40th edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour are being challenged to make every kilometre count and raise funds for charity.
 
Developed in conjunction with Cape Argus, Pick n Pay and Momentum, the Cape Town Cycle Tour Fundracer online charity portal allows registered cyclists to create their own custom profile and then

2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo & Registration

Cape Town Cycle Tour

The Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo is a cycling megastore, info hub and gathering place all under one roof.

The event once again takes place at the Cape Town Stadium, in the heart of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Precinct, between Thursday, 9 March and Saturday, 11 March ahead of the 40th edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday, 12

Water Wars exhibition focuses on water crisis and climate change

Sweetlove penguins in Antartica

Exhibition at the Almenkerk Wine Estate in Elgin, by internationally renowned artist William Sweetlove, focuses on the water crisis we are currently facing and will face with climate change. 

William Sweetlove uses recycled plastics and metals to create his environmentally friendly art filled with messages that make you think about the environment and what is genuinely happening right now, not only here in Cape Town with our current wa

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