Smart Living Handbook 2011

Smart Living Handbook update 2011

On 13 July 2011, in Community Projects, Completed Projects, News, Resources, Tools, by Andrew Bennett

The Smart Living Handbook is a very successful publication of the City of Cape Town used for training and awareness around sustainable living. The handbook addresses issues of waste, water, energy and biodiversity, considering key challenges and offering lots of practical advice for what you can do to move towards sustainability. This handbook required an […]

Study Reveals Gap Between Sustainability Leaders, Laggers

On 23 February 2011, in Media, Nice, by Andrew Bennett

When surveying the corporate landscape in the context of sustainability, a new study found that companies largely fall into two camps. In one group are those that see sustainability through a narrow lens focused on risk management and efficiency. The other is dominated by the growing number of companies taking a long view of sustainability, […]

Carbon Nation premiers in Cape Town

On 5 January 2011, in Events, News, Resources, by Andrew Bennett

– a climate change solutions movie [that doesn’t even care if you believe in climate change], premiers in Cape Town mid January, what a way to start the year and reaffirm some of the “Green” new year’s resolutions you may have made ( which by the way should not be resolutions but rather be a way […]

Some interesting info on energy costs in the home, and savings tips…..

On 21 December 2010, in Fast Facts, Resources, by Andrew Bennett

More info at Light Bulbs Every hour a 100W incandescent uses 100Wh = 9.3c on domestic low tariff. An 18W CFL (100W equivalent) uses 18Wh = 1.68c Geysers Turning a geyser down from 70 to 60 could save R260 per year[1] Insulating geyser pipes + Installing a geyser blanket
 could save R 399 per […]

Smart Events Handbook

Smart Events Handbook

On 18 August 2010, in Community Projects, Current Projects, News, Project news, Resources, Tools, by Andrew Bennett

The City of Cape Town has recently produced a Smart Events Handbook to guide event organisers, venues and suppliers in planning and implementing events in a sustainable and responsible manner.  The handbook was compiled by Grace Stead and Karin Diederichs with the input of various industry role-players. Says Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt, Mayoral Committee Member for […]

eco comedy videos

Comedy eco videos

On 31 March 2010, in Media, by Andrew Bennett

Sponsored by the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, Friends of the Earth, Mill Reef Productions, and EcoSense

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