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Smart Living Handbook 2011

Smart Living Handbook update 2011

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

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Smart Living – Corporate Campaign

On 13 July 2011, in Community Projects, Completed Projects, by Andrew Bennett
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“Current global consumption patterns are unsustainable; efficiency gains and technological advances alone will not be sufficient to reduce consumption to sustainable levels. Changes will also be required to consumer lifestyles, including the ways in which consumers choose and use products and services.” World Council for Sustainable Business (WCSB), Sustainable Consumption Report (Nov. 2008) The SMART […]

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Smart Eating – Food and Climate Change Awareness at Schools

On 13 July 2011, in Community Projects, Completed Projects, by Andrew Bennett
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The food and climate change project was piloted on behalf of the City of Cape Town in a few high schools around the City. The main aim of the project was to raise awareness of linkages between food and climate change and how everybody can adapt to a more climate-friendly lifestyle by making simple, fun […]

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Global Change – Green Audit and Retrofit for Schools

On 13 July 2011, in Community Projects, Completed Projects, by Andrew Bennett
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The Global Change Project is a partnership initiative between the City of Cape Town and Centre for Climate and Earth System Science (ACCESS) with a focus on high schools in Cape Town. ACCESS is a multi-institutional body facilitating earth system science research and capacity building and training. They are involved in various educational and outreach […]

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New electricity tariffs from 1 July…..how does that impact on your back pocket?

On 17 June 2011, in Community Projects, Current Projects, News, Project news, by Andrew Bennett
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Some may be aware that the Council approved the Budget for on Wednesday 8 June 2011. Part of this involved the approval of the new electricity tariffs tabled by Cape Town Electricity Services which will be in effect  from 1 July 2011……………so what does this mean for domestic consumers? Basically- there are two possible tariffs available […]

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City of Cape Town Electricity Savings Campaign

On 19 May 2011, in Community Projects, Current Projects, News, Project news, by Andrew Bennett
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The City of Cape Town is calling on residential consumers to reduce their consumption of electricity. Highlighting that residential electricity consumption is responsible for some 43% of total electricity consumption in Cape Town, the City has launched a creative marketing campaign calling especially on those who fall in the mid-to high-income groups, and who use the […]

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Have you got the energy in 2011?….

On 27 January 2011, in Current Projects, Events, News, Project news, by Andrew Bennett
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The Icologie team has entered 2011 energized for a jam packed year. With the energy crisis and rolling blackouts fresh in our minds and the looming electricity tariff increase in July this year, 2011 has naturally taken on an “energy” focus. Icologie has a number of energy related initiatives underway including the City of Cape […]

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Eager, green learners embark on voyage of discovery to Robben Island ……..

On 10 December 2010, in Current Projects, News, Project news, by Andrew Bennett
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Icologie and the City of Cape Town’s Environment and Resource Management Department recently organized an overnight trip to Robben Island for a group of 45 learners from 8 schools around Cape Town. This initiative formed part of the Global Change Green Audit & Retrofit Implementation Project funded by the City of Cape Town, ACCESS and […]

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RECs for Green Champion Breakfast

On 19 August 2010, in Community Projects, Current Projects, News, Project news, by Andrew Bennett
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The recent Green Champions Breakfast hosted by Invested and Accelerate Cape Town in partnership with icologie was run on renewable energy.  Previously you needed to erect a wind turbine or PV panels to generate your own green energy, but this has been made easier through the concept of renewable energy certificates (RECs) that can be […]

Smart Events Handbook

Smart Events Handbook

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