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Smart Events Handbook

The City of Cape Town has recently produced a Smart Events Handbook to guide event organisers, venues and suppliers in planning and implementing events in a sustainable and responsible manner. The handbook was compiled by Grace Stead and Karin Diederichs with the input of various industry role-players. Says Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt, Mayoral Committee Member for Planning and Environment: “This user-friendly handbook aims to promote resource efficiency and sustainability in every organised even
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Event Greening Training in Gauteng

The Event Greening Forum will be hosting some training on 31 August (Tshwane) and 2 September (Johannesburg). The training is aimed at professionals within the events and exhibition industry who have an interest in incorporating green principles in their line of work. This broadly includes; event organisers, venues, suppliers and sub-contractors ranging from students to experienced industry role-players.
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Natural and Organic Show

The Natural and Organics Products Exhibition features over 150 exhibitors, showcasing the very best in specialist health foods, refreshments, beauty products, supplements and natural health care products and a green home display that incorporates architecture, cleaning products, organic gardening, green décor and sustainable and renewable energy technologies.
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Woolworths Head Office Bans Bottled Water

Dear Colleagues As more and more information on climate change and water scarcity becomes available, it gets harder and harder to ignore the call to make small but important changes to our lifestyles.
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SAACI National Conference 2010

The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) will be hosting their 2010 National Conference at the Durban ICC from the 14 to 17 August, which is expected to attract around 300 delegates.
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FEDHASA Imvelo Award Nomination Deadline

FEDHASA, the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa, initiated the Imvelo Awards for Responsible Tourism in 2002.
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Alien Clearing 25 July

Come and join the staff from the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town to do alien clearing on 25 July
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Green Rail & Ride

Cape Town has always been at the forefront of ‘Green’ initiatives and the protection of the environment. It is with Greening Tourism in Cape Town as its purpose that a collaborative partnership between Green Cabs, Tourism Enterprise Partnership, Metrorail and Cape Town Tourism has been born.
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How many green goals for 2010?

In June and July 2006 the world experienced a breathtaking football festival, and for the first time in the history of the World Cup the environment was on the programme. With Green Goal, an innovative and ambitious environmental programme was successfully carried out at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, which pursued new paths for large sporting events. The full 2006 Green Goal Legacy Report can be downloaded in the resource section.
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Biodegradable plastics or not?

The debate around packaging waste has been going on for years and numerous solutions have been sought to solve the problem.  The latest development is the manufacturing of biodegradable plastics, however the plastics industry is raising their concern as this leads to “contaminated” plastic which then can’t be recycled. We keen to hear from the industry players with regards to their products and what they are doing with regards to recycling or composting of packaging waste.  W
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