Rooftops: Cape Town’s green real estate

Stephen Lamb, by Caroline Jordan

Stephen Lamb has a vision: From the City of Cape Town’s 44 Wale Street address, he points out the top of every building in the city. “All of what you see is green real estate,” he tells me. “Look at all those empty roofs – that useable space – and think of the opportunities available. I dream of there being rooftop gardens all over the CBD: green beacons, a whole subculture. Continued…

March 10, 2012

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Quick green gift picks around Cape Town

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Are you trying to squeeze in your Christmas shopping while at the office? Here’s a guide to gifts that are local, eco-friendly, ethically made, affordable (under R100)  – and you can buy them during your lunch break. Continued…

December 5, 2011

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Trees give Cape Town a green edge

Trees seen in Cape Town city centre

Cape Town is a better city for its beautiful trees, and the four hundred indigenous trees that will be planted to celebrate Arbor Day is an investment in the future, city officials say. Continued…

September 6, 2011

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Host City Cape Town “Green Goal 2010 Expo” hailed as architecturally iconic structure.


Host City Cape Town’s environmental programme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™,  “Green Goal 2010”, is showcased at the FIFA Fan Fest™ on the Grand Parade, in an architecturally iconic structure specifically designed to demonstrate the use of materials that are either recycled, reused, reclaimed, or newly purchased, but earmarked for reuse afterwards. Continued…

June 25, 2010

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“Touch the Earth lightly” says Host City Cape Town Green Goal 2010 Expo


“Touch the earth lightly”. This is the powerful message that will be conveyed to FIFA Fan Fest™ visitors on the Grand Parade throughout the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. Continued…

June 11, 2010

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Cape Town Partnership Office Gears up for Sustainability


The Cape Town Partnership (CTP) has taken positive steps to deepen their commitment to sustainability by initiating an Office Sustainability Programme. Continued…

June 1, 2010

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Zibi to help in the fight against littering and dumping


“ZAPPIT in the Zibi bin!” This is the catchy message from the City of Cape Town in a bid to urge all Capetonians to care for their environment and to turn the tide on global warming and Reduce, Re-Use and Recycle. Continued…

May 28, 2010

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Benchmark Eco Friendly Tourism Route for Cape Town launched at Indaba 2010


There are few cities in the world that can boast a scenic train ride along a magnificent stretch of coastline offering whale spotting from the carriage windows and easy access to major tourist attractions within a two kilometre radius of train stations Continued…

May 11, 2010

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Green Goal Initiative 2010

Green Goal Initiative

Green Goal 2010 is the official 2010 FIFA World Cup greening programme that aims to make the event as environmentally friendly as possible, and incorporates sustainable development principles into every aspect of the event. Continued…

November 9, 2009

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