V&A Waterfront screens solar-powered show for Earth Hour

Earth Hour is an annual global event highlighting the environmental challenges facing our planet and is celebrated on the last Saturday in March for one hour from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time. During that hour people are encouraged to switch off their lights as a symbolic gesture of unity to […]

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Good reasons for energy efficiency in your tourism business

Rising input costs – you’re not alone As a tourism business owner, you may wonder if you alone are feeling the bite of rising costs – electricity, water and fuel among them. According to the TBCSA Tourism Business Index for the first quarter of 2016, the cost of inputs contributed […]

Applications for the 2016 Energy Efficiency Forum Awards now open

Applications for the 2016 Energy Efficiency Forum Awards are now open and close on 13 September. The Energy Efficiency Forum Awards aims to commend excellence in energy efficiency in in Cape Town, in recognition of the great lengths businesses have gone to to improve the energy efficiency of their commercial buildings and operations, […]

Making responsible tourism a team challenge

Team work is dream work The Lodge at Atlantic Beach has an established management and staff team. Chantal Steward has been managing it now for almost ten years, and the most recent addition to the staff has been working at the lodge for four years. This is an enviable position […]

City’s EE Forum Awards promote energy efficient businesses during electricity supply shortage

Nominations are now invited for the 2015 Energy Efficiency Forum Awards for Cape Town’s commercial sector. The City of Cape Town and its Forum partners, Eskom and the South African Property Owners Association, created this annual Energy Efficiency Forum Award to recognise excellence in energy efficiency interventions and to inspire […]

City of Cape Town to host ‘indaba’ on Sustainable Tourism and Energy

The City of Cape Town will again host its popular Tourism Cities @ Indaba Seminar in Durban on 12 May 2013, coinciding with Indaba 2013. Nombulelo Mkefa, Director of Tourism, says “The Tourism Cities @ Indaba Seminar is a forum for South African and international tourism practitioners to interact and […]

Peninsula All-Suite Hotel and Responsible Tourism Pilot

  Congratulations to the Peninsula All Suites Hotel with continued monitoring, reporting and RT initiatives. Energy Efficiency Lighting We recently did a sample suite replacing the existing light bulbs with LED light bulbs measuring the light levels and checking for ambiance.  In November 2012 all the existing light bulbs in […]

Ocean View House and the Responsible Tourism Pilot Project

Congratulations to the Ocean View House on the submission of RT monitoring, profile and policy statements as a participant of the RT Pilot Project. Ocean View House is a luxury boutique Guest House situated in a perfect location in Camps Bay, offering exceptional first class bed and breakfast accommodation, service […]

Cape Town working towards a Carbon Neutral future

The City of Cape Town has taken another step towards the fostering of green energy and reducing Cape Town’s carbon footprint. The Mayoral Committee has recommended to Council that it establishes an Energy & Climate Change Committee at its Council meeting on Thursday 26 April. This committee will ensure that Cape […]

City of Cape Town turns off the lights in support of Earth Hour 2012

The City of Cape Town will be switching off the lights on Table Mountain and in its own buildings for one hour in support of the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour 2012, which takes place on Saturday 31 March from 20:30 to 21:30 (local time). “The City will join […]

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