Cape Town has been selected as a finalist city in the WWF ‘‘We Love Cities’ campaign as part of the Earth Hour City Challenge. Capetonians can now start voting to show the world why Cape Town should be named the world’s most loveable sustainable city. The Mother City has been selected from among 163 entrants from 34 cities and 14 countries.
WWF has acknowledged Cape Town’s impressive attempts to actively address climate change and the exceptional will demonstrated to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, whilst transitioning toward a truly sustainable future powered by renewable energy.
Everyone is invited to vote for Cape Town and to share their favourite aspects of our city through photos and videos. They are also encouraged to submit suggestions on how we can become even more sustainable.
Voting ends on 20 March 2014. The winning city will be announced on 27 March 2014 – two days before Earth Hour which is taking place on 29 March 2014.
‘We are overjoyed that Cape Town has been selected as one of the finalists in the WWF Earth Hour City Challenge. Cape Town is being acknowledged for the incredible efforts being made by so many individuals and organisations across the city striving to make this a more sustainable, more habitable place. Now Cape Town’s residents have the opportunity to mobilise towards that dream with the same spirit, ingenuity, and accountability that we saw with the hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™,’ said City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille.