UCT launches app to encourage sustainable lifestyle changes


The City, in partnership with the University of Cape Town (UCT) and funded by the European Union, launched Climate Campaigners – a free mobile app which offers a range of sustainability-based lifestyle changes which can help Capetonians take climate action.

These lifestyle changes will enable residents to contribute to achieving the City’s commitments of climate-resilience and carbon-neutrality by 2050.

“The City‘s 2050 vision for Cape Town is a climate-resilient, resource-efficient and carbon-neutral city that enables inclusive economic development and healthy, thriving communities and ecosystems.”

“To reach our climate targets, we need the support of all in Cape Town. Small actions can have a big impact if we act together. Every Cape Town resident is encouraged to become a Climate Campaigner. With the Climate Campaigners app, everyone can do something towards creating a sustainable future.”

“The Climate Campaigners app is a community-based platform which aims to inspire Capetonians to choose challenges that can help their communities, while also reducing their emissions.”

These exciting challenges include saving water and energy, smarter mobility and environmentally-friendly consumption. The project aims to scale up the number of cities involved, and is scheduled to run for two years.

Download the Climate Campaigners app for free on Google Play or the Apple App Store.