The Green Map Project was initiated as a project in the Host City Cape Town’s Green Goal 2010 Action Plan, the environmental programme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ soccer tournament.
The Cape Town Green Map is a 2010 FIFA World Cup™ legacy project and will endure post-2010 as an invaluable source of information for visitors, residents and the commercial sector alike.
The primary objective of the Green Map is to inform Capetonians and visitors to Cape Town of opportunities to experience and support Cape Town’s wealth of natural resources and sustainable “green living” options.
The Green Map promotes a fresh view of the city's environment and aims to remind residents and visitors to enjoy the natural environment near to their place of residence. It will showcase ways and means to live, work and play in a manner that reduces their impact on the fragile ecosystems within the City.
Cape Town Green Map is powered by the Open Green Map System™ (www.opengreenmap.org) - an interactive mapmaking tool that allows everyone to share green sites and display them online using a global set of map icons representing biodiversity hot spots, green spaces, sustainable living projects, alternative energy sites, recycling projects and drop-offs, local green events, markets, eateries, responsible tourism, green accommodation, eco products and services, green attractions, alternative energy sites and more. The Green Map System™ is a non-profit organisation that combines 'Green Maps' from all over the world and displays them on their online mapping website.
The map aims to promote responsible tourism as to create an incentive to the city’s commercial sector to become more environmentally aware and adopt green and/or sustainable practices and operating procedures. The aim is to also include a printed map in the 2010 Cape Town Visitors Guide as well as the 2010 Events Guide tourist brochures.
The Cape Town Green Map reflects the beauty and the aesthetics of the city of Cape Town and will see the city join over 350 Green Map cities in 50 countries on the Greenmap.org website. One of the goals of the project is to produce the most informative and visually pleasing Green Maps to date.
Cape Town’s Green Map is presented in an online interactive version, accessible to the general public and visitors alike, at www.capetowngreenmap.co.za.
A printed version of the A3-size map is in its fifth edition and can be downloaded here [PDF 2.6 MB]. This printed map showcases a selection of the many 'green' sites in Cape Town and is available free of charge at all Cape Town Tourism visitor information centres. Previous editions of the map can also be downloaded:
Please feel free to contact the project manager below if you have any ideas or suggestions for sites to be listed. Alternatively, visit the website and submit your favourite green sites for inclusion.
Watch a 3-minute video clip that featured on MSNBC Africa here
The Cape Town Green Map was interviewed on SAfm’s Enviro Show, Green Website feature, with Nancy Richards. Also featured on the show was the founder of the Green Map System in New York, Wendy Brawer. She talks about where the Green Map System idea originated and how it has developed over the years into an online Open Green Map system, with maps featured from 55 different countries:
For further information, contact:
Mr Arne Purves (Project Manager)
Tel: +27 (0)21 713 0510
Fax: 086 576 0280 (RSA only)
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