The Cape Town Green Map, brought to life through a public-private partnership between the City of Cape Town and Mapmyway, celebrates its tenth birthday on World Environment Day with the launch of its revamped website.
Cape Town Green Map will also be hosting a virtual tenth birthday celebration to commemorate its decade of promoting nature, sustainable living, culture and society.
The Green Map guides residents and visitors to the city’s sustainable green living projects and zones, and to date, 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.
"Cape Town’s natural assets and biological diversity are part of what makes our city a unique and a desirable place in which to live and work. However, to ensure that the city continues to grow sustainably it requires us to challenge the way we think about urban challenges and our natural resources," says Alderman Dan Plato, the City of Cape Town’s executive mayor.
"Over the past decade, the Cape Town Green 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."
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Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment adds: "The Cape Town Green 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."
"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," says Wendy Brawer, the Green Map Systems founder.
Cape Town Green Map has built partnerships with Cape Town Tourism, Western Cape’s 110% Green Programme and Cape Town Routes Unlimited.
The Cape Town Green Map hopes to raise more awareness about the environmental challenges and will be launching a water-themed Cape Town Green Map later this year in recognition of the City and its residents’ commitment to on-going water saving and responsible water use.