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Energy Experts & Corporates Discuss Opportunities

On 18 July 2012, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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The Green Times reported that earlier this month business think tank Accelerate Cape Town and KPMG brought several large companies Together to discuss emerging renewable energy opportunities in South Africa, with input from experts in business, academia and government. Accelerate Cape Town CEO Guy Lundy said they and sponsor company KPMG launched these quarterly Sustainability Forums […]

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More than just Earth Hour: Saturday 31 March @ 20:30…..

On 30 March 2012, in Environmental Diary, News, by Andrew Bennett
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Held each year at 8:30pm on the last Saturday in March, Earth Hour is a WWF initiative symbolising the collective power of individuals, businesses and governments to reduce our impact on this planet. From its beginnings in Sydney – Earth Hour has grown to be supported by millions of people in over 5000 cities across 135 […]

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Responsible Tourism Week – are you in?

On 10 February 2012, in Environmental Diary, News, by Andrew Bennett
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Now in its fourth year, Responsible Tourism Week takes place from 13 – 19 February 2012. What is the week about? It is a week in which the tourism industry explores and brainstorms the practical application of sustainable tourism ideas and raises awareness around responsible travel concepts using cost effective and successful social media campaigns. […]

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…..bump into you, and Andy……. at The Green Expo?

On 11 November 2011, in Events, News, by Andrew Bennett
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icologie are partnering with various industry leaders in supporting The Green Expo, being launched this year,  taking place from 18-20 November 2011 at the CTICC. The Green Expo will bring together all those who believe that a sustainable lifestyle is not only possible but also trendy and cool. The Expo is open to the public […]

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Think Twice Recycling Campaign expands

On 10 August 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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Northern Suburbs join curb-side recycling This month another milestone in the roll out of waste minimisation in our country is reached, when Cape Town’s northern suburbs join the Think Twice curb-side recycling initiative to have their domestic recyclables collected and transported to a nearby materials recovery centre. Altogether 38 000 new households from Welgemoed to […]

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Energy Efficiency Forum – 1 August 2011

On 24 July 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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Owners and managers of commercial and public buildings in Cape Town are invited to attend the next meeting of the Energy Efficiency Forum. The Forum aims to provide practical know–how to implement energy efficiency improvements, and to create a platform for collective action and shared learning.

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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 […]