it's a map, it's green, and now it's in print

Submitted by sproutingforth on Tue, 2009-11-24 14:10 now has a print map. You can either get hold of it free of charge from Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information Centres, or you can be one of the first to download a pdf version (read further).

This morning we were one of a small party of people (most of them the steering committee) who met on a hill at Tygerberg Hills Nature Reserve to launch the print map...

In keeping with our carbon neutral launch, the team was ferried out there from town in a couple of the new Green Cabs! The Green Cab are in the process of introducing a fleet to Cape Town powered by liquefied petroleum gas and 2nd generation biodiesel. They also offset any residual emissions through Food and Trees for Africa and present you with a certificate for carbon neutral transport during your event, as they did this morning.

With us we took a couple of picnic hampers filled with organic biscuits from kwaLapa, and sipped on organic coffee and tea. It was a good moment, seeing the map finally in print.

The print version, available free of charge from Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information Centres from December, is a handy snapshot in time of 'green' Cape Town and gives an overview by combining a number of visitable sites such as nature reserves, local organic markets, green accommodation, where to eat organic, or which recycling drop-off site is closest to you.

Download a pdf version of the map

Both versions (A4 & A3)are suitable for reading on your computer, and for printing on the paper size indicated. If you would like to print, please print double-sided. The files sizes have been optimised for good viewing and small download (which also saves energy).

The map is a handy guide, the smaller version of which fits into your pocket, that reminds both visitors and residents of Cape Town to live, work and play responsibly so as to reduce our impact on the fragile ecosystems within the city.

It will also be distributed at the final draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ and via box delivery schemes, selected organic food outlets and eco product suppliers.

The map is printed on SAPPI Triple Green paper, an environmentally-friendly paper stock made from chlorine-free sugar cane fibre, to support sustainable afforestation in South Africa and kindly sponsored by SAPPI. The printers use only vegetable based inks and presses rated amongst the most energy efficient in the world.