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

On 30 March 2012, in Environmental Diary, News, by Andrew Bennett

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 […]


Green Office Week 16 to 20 April- whats your baseline??

On 26 March 2012, in Environmental Diary, Events, Training News, by Andrew Bennett

Green Office Week  takes place from 16 to 20 April this year . The week’s aim is to get all of us, at our workplaces,  to introduce or re-focus on making changes that can reduce their environmental footprint, save money, and meet the organisation’s sustainability goals and commitments. Green Office Week is intended both to raise awareness of the importance of eco-friendly […]

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Energy Efficiency Forum – 1 August 2011

On 24 July 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett

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 – Corporate Campaign

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

“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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Global Change – Green Audit and Retrofit for Schools

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

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 […]


City of Cape Town Electricity Savings Campaign

On 19 May 2011, in Community Projects, Current Projects, News, Project news, by Andrew Bennett

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 […]

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 […]