EcoMobility challenge hits Joburg

Top stories

Heated Uber discussion

SANDTON – Ward 103 councillor Vincent Earp and a Sandton-based accounting and economics lecturer discuss the controversy surrounding Uber.

read more

Annual Magical Medieval Fayre returns

KYALAMI - The Magical Medieval Fayre takes Johannesburg residents back in time.

read more

Add financial savvy to your shopping list

JOHANNESBURG – Women are neglecting to make their own financial future a priority, says African Bank.

read more

 Andrei van Wyk

By Andrei van Wyk,  Caxton Publishers.

Updated: ago

JOBURG - A group of local celebrities and government officials participated in this year’s EcoMobility Challenge on 21 October.

The challenge involved numerous teams making their way from Braamfontein to Alice Lane in Sandton with the main objective of emitting the least amount of carbon on route to the finishing point.

CEO of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Dr Morné du Plessis said, “The goal is to use as many forms of public transport in the city while finishing with the lowest carbon footprint. Participants are given data with regards to different carbon emission volumes of various forms of transport and calls for important decisions to be made.”

MMC of Roads and Transport for the City of Johannesburg, Christine Walters, who was part of the winning team with actor Maps Maponyane, said this is the third year the challenge had been running during transport month, but the first time for the EcoMobility Festival.

Walters added that the challenge allowed people from different backgrounds, professions and cultures to band together behind the common goal of public transport and support it while creating awareness of carbon emissions.

Miss Earth South Africa for 2015, Carla Victor, who came to show her support said, “I think the challenge is an amazing initiative which ties in perfectly with EcoMobility Month. And from a Miss Earth perspective, getting people to be active citizens is a very important thing.”

Share your views on how the EcoMobility Month has gone on the Sandton Chronicle Facebook page

 Andrei van Wyk

Andrei van Wyk  

Caxton Publishers.

Comments

Related Stories




Community Toolbox

Sandton Police Station: 011-722-4200
Bramley Police Station: 011-445-4100
Fire and ambulance emergencies – 10177 (landline) or 112 (cellphone).

more

Sandton CPF – (011) 722 4317 (Tue / Wed / Thu) or 
admin@sandtoncpf.co.za / 
chairman@sandtoncpf.co.za

Bramley CPF – 011-440-8013

 

more

Sandton Chronicle 29 July 2016

Biker killed in crash 29 July 2016

Leisure Options 8 July – 19 August, 2016

A breathtaking escape 8 July – 19 August, 2016

Your name:
Your email address:
Your telephone number:
Your message:

Your name:
Your email address:
Your telephone number:
Your message:

Sandton Nonprofit Organisations
Sandton People
Sandton Places

Network News

25-year-old female critical after accident this morning, Meyerton

ago

read more

What burglars don’t want you to know

ago

read more

La Lucia ‘guardian angel’ recounts daring rescue

ago

read more

Phala inwoners woedend na seekoei-slagting

ago

read more

Ben behandel niemand stief

ago

read more

Early Sassa payouts this month

ago

read more

Hearse crashes, carrying coffin

ago

read more

Search for Sunningdale woman shifts to Umgeni River

ago

read more

Shooting at an estate leaves two people dead

ago

read more

5-Man-gang hijacks Effingham couple

ago

read more

UPDATE: Kidnapped woman and children found

ago

read more

UPDATE: Student shot in face during protest

ago

read more

What burglars don’t want you to know

ago

read more

Shooting at an estate leaves two people dead

ago

read more

Wurg-ma se saak uitegstel

ago

read more

Richards Bay woman jumps from moving car

ago

read more

UPDATE: Kidnapped woman and children found

ago

read more

La Lucia ‘guardian angel’ recounts daring rescue

ago

read more

Top
Next Story
Masego23Bill_23734
Condolences pour in for renowned showjumper