Cape Town Green Map turns 10

The Cape Town Green Map celebrated its 10th birthday on World Environment Day, Wednesday 5 June.

The Map is an interactive and informative online resource which provides Capetonians and tourists with information about how to live, work and play in a manner that reduces impact on the environment.

The tool was brought to life through a public-private partnership between the City of Cape Town and MapMyWay. It supports the City’s vision of a sustainable future.

According to the City most people recognise the importance and value of the environment, but often do not know how or where to begin making more sustainable green choices, something the Map looks into.

To date, the project has produced eight print edition maps covering topics such as smart living, waste and recycling, nature and green open spaces, responsible tourism, as well as cycling and non-motorised transport.

Mayor Dan Plato says Cape Town’s natural assets and biological diversity are part of what makes the city a unique and a desirable place in which to live and work.

“However, to ensure that our city continues to grow sustainably it requires us to challenge the way we think about urban challenges and our natural resources. Over the past decade, the Map has promoted a fresh view of the city’s environment while reminding residents and visitors to enjoy Cape Town’s wealth of natural resources responsibly,” he says.

Mayco member for spatial planning and environment Marian Nieuwoudt says the Map has played an important role in making information and knowledge about environmental sustainability easily accessible.

“The City recognises the Cape Town Green Map for its contribution in empowering citizens to reduce their impact on the environment. The less our impact on the environment, the better our chances of improving our quality of life and protecting the environment for future generations,” says Nieuwoudt.

The Map was initiated by the City and A&C Maps as a project in the Host City Cape Town 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Green Goal Action Plan, the environmental programme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The Map is a global partner to Green Map Systems which provides the platform and collaborative networks to create maps in South Africa and all over the world. Their internationally recognised set of map icons is a universal symbol for sustainability and brings the maps to life.

Green Map Systems founder Wendy Brawer says: “We are grateful for this partnership, and for everyone in Cape Town that works to make it a better place for all. It’s a shining example to the world. With so many accomplishments, today, we join you in celebrating a very successful first decade.”

The Map has also built partnerships with Cape Town Tourism, Western Cape’s 110% Green Programme and Cape Town Routes Unlimited and many others. As part of World Design Capital 2014, the Cape Town Green Map created a ‘Green by Design’ icon, that was added to Global Green Maps’ universal set of symbols adopted around the world.

The Green by Design print map highlighted projects and products with environmental, social and cultural impacts to inform design and transform life. Similarly, a water-themed Cape Town Green Map will be launched later this year in recognition of the City and its resident’s commitment to on-going water saving and responsible water use.

The water-themed Map hopes to raise more awareness about the environmental challenges the city is facing over the next decade and will continue to work alongside residents to sustain our natural resources by leading a greener, low impact, lifestyle.

V Help build Cape Town Green Map by submitting your suggestions on http://www.capetowngreenmap.co.za/suggest-a-site.

The Cape Town Green Map celebrated its 10th birthday on World Environment Day, Wednesday 5 June.

The Map is an interactive and informative online resource which provides Capetonians and tourists with information about how to live, work and play in a manner that reduces impact on the environment.

The tool was brought to life through a public-private partnership between the City of Cape Town and MapMyWay. It supports the City’s vision of a sustainable future.

According to the City most people recognise the importance and value of the environment, but often do not know how or where to begin making more sustainable green choices, something the Map looks into. To date, the project has produced eight print edition maps covering topics such as smart living, waste and recycling, nature and green open spaces, responsible tourism, as well as cycling and non-motorised transport.

Mayor Dan Plato says Cape Town’s natural assets and biological diversity are part of what makes the city a unique and a desirable place in which to live and work.

“However, to ensure that our city continues to grow sustainably it requires us to challenge the way we think about urban challenges and our natural resources. Over the past decade, the Map has promoted a fresh view of the city’s environment while reminding residents and visitors to enjoy Cape Town’s wealth of natural resources responsibly,” he says.

Mayco member for spatial planning and environment Marian Nieuwoudt says the Map has played an important role in making information and knowledge about environmental sustainability easily accessible.

“The City recognises the Cape Town Green Map for its contribution in empowering citizens to reduce their impact on the environment. The less our impact on the environment, the better our chances of improving our quality of life and protecting the environment for future generations,” says Nieuwoudt.

The Map was initiated by the City and A&C Maps as a project in the Host City Cape Town 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Green Goal Action Plan, the environmental programme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The Map is a global partner to Green Map Systems which provides the platform and collaborative networks to create maps in South Africa and all over the world. Their internationally recognised set of map icons is a universal symbol for sustainability and brings the maps to life.

Green Map Systems founder Wendy Brawer says: “We are grateful for this partnership, and for everyone in Cape Town that works to make it a better place for all. It’s a shining example to the world. With so many accomplishments, today, we join you in celebrating a very successful first decade.”

The Map has also built partnerships with Cape Town Tourism, Western Cape’s 110% Green Programme and Cape Town Routes Unlimited and many others. As part of World Design Capital 2014, the Cape Town Green Map created a ‘Green by Design’ icon, that was added to Global Green Maps’ universal set of symbols adopted around the world.

The Green by Design print map highlighted projects and products with environmental, social and cultural impacts to inform design and transform life. Similarly, a water-themed Cape Town Green Map will be launched later this year in recognition of the City and its resident’s commitment to on-going water saving and responsible water use.

The water-themed Map hopes to raise more awareness about the environmental challenges the city is facing over the next decade and will continue to work alongside residents to sustain our natural resources by leading a greener, low impact, lifestyle.

V Help build Cape Town Green Map by submitting your suggestions on http://www.capetowngreenmap.co.za/suggest-a-site.

The Cape Town Green Map celebrated its 10th birthday on World Environment Day, Wednesday 5 June.

The Map is an interactive and informative online resource which provides Capetonians and tourists with information about how to live, work and play in a manner that reduces impact on the environment.

The tool was brought to life through a public-private partnership between the City of Cape Town and MapMyWay. It supports the City’s vision of a sustainable future.

According to the City most people recognise the importance and value of the environment, but often do not know how or where to begin making more sustainable green choices, something the Map looks into.

To date, the project has produced eight print edition maps covering topics such as smart living, waste and recycling, nature and green open spaces, responsible tourism, as well as cycling and non-motorised transport.

Mayor Dan Plato says Cape Town’s natural assets and biological diversity are part of what makes the city a unique and a desirable place in which to live and work.

“However, to ensure that our city continues to grow sustainably it requires us to challenge the way we think about urban challenges and our natural resources. Over the past decade, the Map has promoted a fresh view of the city’s environment while reminding residents and visitors to enjoy Cape Town’s wealth of natural resources responsibly,” he says.

Mayco member for spatial planning and environment Marian Nieuwoudt says the Map has played an important role in making information and knowledge about environmental sustainability easily accessible.

“The City recognises the Cape Town Green Map for its contribution in empowering citizens to reduce their impact on the environment. The less our impact on the environment, the better our chances of improving our quality of life and protecting the environment for future generations,” says Nieuwoudt.

The Map was initiated by the City and A&C Maps as a project in the Host City Cape Town 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Green Goal Action Plan, the environmental programme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The Map is a global partner to Green Map Systems which provides the platform and collaborative networks to create maps in South Africa and all over the world. Their internationally recognised set of map icons is a universal symbol for sustainability and brings the maps to life.

Green Map Systems founder Wendy Brawer says: “We are grateful for this partnership, and for everyone in Cape Town that works to make it a better place for all. It’s a shining example to the world. With so many accomplishments, today, we join you in celebrating a very successful first decade.”

The Map has also built partnerships with Cape Town Tourism, Western Cape’s 110% Green Programme and Cape Town Routes Unlimited and many others. As part of World Design Capital 2014, the Cape Town Green Map created a ‘Green by Design’ icon, that was added to Global Green Maps’ universal set of symbols adopted around the world.

The Green by Design print map highlighted projects and products with environmental, social and cultural impacts to inform design and transform life. Similarly, a water-themed Cape Town Green Map will be launched later this year in recognition of the City and its resident’s commitment to on-going water saving and responsible water use.

The water-themed Map hopes to raise more awareness about the environmental challenges the city is facing over the next decade and will continue to work alongside residents to sustain our natural resources by leading a greener, low impact, lifestyle.

V Help build Cape Town Green Map by submitting your suggestions on http://www.capetowngreenmap.co.za/suggest-a-site.

The Cape Town Green Map celebrated its 10th birthday on World Environment Day, Wednesday 5 June.

The Map is an interactive and informative online resource which provides Capetonians and tourists with information about how to live, work and play in a manner that reduces impact on the environment.

The tool was brought to life through a public-private partnership between the City of Cape Town and MapMyWay. It supports the City’s vision of a sustainable future.

According to the City most people recognise the importance and value of the environment, but often do not know how or where to begin making more sustainable green choices, something the Map looks into.

To date, the project has produced eight print edition maps covering topics such as smart living, waste and recycling, nature and green open spaces, responsible tourism, as well as cycling and non-motorised transport.

Mayor Dan Plato says Cape Town’s natural assets and biological diversity are part of what makes the city a unique and a desirable place in which to live and work.

“However, to ensure that our city continues to grow sustainably it requires us to challenge the way we think about urban challenges and our natural resources. Over the past decade, the Map has promoted a fresh view of the city’s environment while reminding residents and visitors to enjoy Cape Town’s wealth of natural resources responsibly,” he says.

Mayco member for spatial planning and environment Marian Nieuwoudt says the Map has played an important role in making information and knowledge about environmental sustainability easily accessible.

“The City recognises the Cape Town Green Map for its contribution in empowering citizens to reduce their impact on the environment. The less our impact on the environment, the better our chances of improving our quality of life and protecting the environment for future generations,” says Nieuwoudt.

The Map was initiated by the City and A&C Maps as a project in the Host City Cape Town 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Green Goal Action Plan, the environmental programme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The Map is a global partner to Green Map Systems which provides the platform and collaborative networks to create maps in South Africa and all over the world. Their internationally recognised set of map icons is a universal symbol for sustainability and brings the maps to life.

Green Map Systems founder Wendy Brawer says: “We are grateful for this partnership, and for everyone in Cape Town that works to make it a better place for all. It’s a shining example to the world. With so many accomplishments, today, we join you in celebrating a very successful first decade.”

The Map has also built partnerships with Cape Town Tourism, Western Cape’s 110% Green Programme and Cape Town Routes Unlimited and many others. As part of World Design Capital 2014, the Cape Town Green Map created a ‘Green by Design’ icon, that was added to Global Green Maps’ universal set of symbols adopted around the world.

The Green by Design print map highlighted projects and products with environmental, social and cultural impacts to inform design and transform life. Similarly, a water-themed Cape Town Green Map will be launched later this year in recognition of the City and its resident’s commitment to on-going water saving and responsible water use.

The water-themed Map hopes to raise more awareness about the environmental challenges the city is facing over the next decade and will continue to work alongside residents to sustain our natural resources by leading a greener, low impact, lifestyle.

V Help build Cape Town Green Map by submitting your suggestions on http://www.capetowngreenmap.co.za/suggest-a-site.