Inspiring Change and Climate Smart 2011 in Cape Town
Taking place from Friday the 18th to Sunday the 20th of November is the “Inspiring Change Gathering” in Cape Town. The scheme aims to promote sustainability and brain storm ways that the city can experience growth and encourage innovation in a more environmentally way, advancing towards a low carbon economy.
Cape Town attracts people from all walks of life and an increasing number of tourism every year given the beauty of its natural surroundings, wildlife and wide variety of activities to enjoy in the city. Thus, the Cape Town Climate Change Coalition in association with the African Centre for Cities has decided to host this event focusing on dealing with the challenges and issues facing Cape Town to become a more sustainable city.
Amongst the many activities on offer, on Friday the 18th visitors will be able to enjoy themed panel discussions at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on climate change solution projects, as well as take part in a Carrotmob, the first one on the African continent. This involves large group of customers going to a particular restaurant for food and drink. In return, the restaurant agrees to dedicate a percentage of the higher profit obtained to reducing their carbon footprint. Maria’s Café in Cape Town was selected and has generously agreed to committing 100% of the money spent during the evening towards making their business a more environmentally and socially responsible one.
On Saturday the 19th there will be further discussions in the morning with “Open Space” for this who wish to participate, as well as site visits to several relevant projects later on in the afternoon.
Finally, on Sunday the 20th of November families will be able to enjoy Climate smART, consisting of educational activities taking place in the Green Point Urban Park. Children can enjoy performances arts and interactive fun in the various green spaces in the park complete with delicious local cuisine innovatively prepared on solar cookers.
So, now you know. Whether you’re into sustainability and green innovation or not, the Inspiring Change events promise to be entertaining and are something that you can enjoy with your family in a beautiful setting, the city of Cape Town.
Anna – Marketing Team