An Earth Hour city challenge that puts public transport to the test
Enabled by the Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) programme, the City of Tshwane will celebrate its success with the Earth Hour Capital Challenge on Friday 27 March. The race will involve teams navigating the city using public transport and non-motorised transport options, competing for the lowest carbon footprint.
A panel of international experts this month selected the City of Tshwane as South Africa’s Earth Hour Capital 2015 in recognition of the city’s green initiatives, which are moving the city closer to its goal of becoming the leading green capital in Africa.
The title is awarded as part of the global EHCC, a collaborative effort between WWF and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, which aims to mobilise action and support from cities in the global transition toward a sustainable energy future.
In addition to being a fun event, which celebrates the city’s achievement, the Earth Hour Capital Challenge will give Tshwane residents an opportunity to put the city’s sustainability – especially where public transport infrastructure is concerned – to the test.
Teams will report on their progress on social media and can followed on Twitter throughout the day on Friday using the hashtag #EHChallenge.
This bold initiative will connect the city with its residents on sustainability issues and will generate valuable feedback for the city on its public transport infrastructure.