home services green mobility gallery our fleet The Green Cab Newsletter March 2012 - 4th Edition GREENCAB SERVICES RECEIVES THE GREEN LIGHT It has been all systems GO for GreenCab for 2012 now operating from its brand new warehouse premises in Capricorn Business Park. A reminder that its service offering include: Transfers Shuttle Service to Cape Point Tours Conferencing with a Conscience Green Transport Certification BOOK NOW! Please note the new office number : (021) 788 7062. GREENCAB STAFF...ANOTHER GREEN LADY JOINS THE TEAM! It is with a sense of loss that GreenCab bids farewell to Melroy Maggott in our Operations Department. He will be sorely missed and we wish him well in his future endeavours. The latest addition to the GreenCab team and face behind the friendly voice answering our phone, is Nomzamo Nibe. Zama is studying towards a BCOMM in Business Management & Economics Degree, so our clients can look forward to even more efficient scheduling and invoicing in the future! She has a passion for poetry and walked away with the Debating Champ laurels at the University of Port Elizabeth. Welcome Zama! GREENCAB PARK & RIDE SERVICE FOR OLD MUTUAL KIRSTENBOSCH SUMMER SUNSET CONCERTS about us contact blog Tired of struggling to find parking in walking distance from the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts?! GreenCab has the pleasure of partnering with Old Mutual and Kirstenbosch to offer a Park & Ride service from Cavendish Shopping Centre. This in an effort of the sponsor (Old Mutual) and the iconic garden to improve access to the concerts and at the same time lower the carbon footprint of the series. Old Mutual & Cavendish also offer an exciting the Green Carpet VIP Experience Competition whereby the lucky winner and 5 of their friends win concert tickets; a return transfer; a picnic hamper; a Cavendish Shopping Voucher worth R500 and, of course, a return Green Cab transfer. For more information and to complete the entry form online see: Green Carpet Experience for kirstenbosch summer sunset concerts WIN 5 x DOUBLE TICKETS TO PARLOTONES CONCENT 8 APRIL 2012! Five lucky people can win a set of double tickets to this Kirstenbosch Centenary benefit concert that concludes the series for 2012. To enter the draw, mail the answer to the following question to [email protected] with SUBJECT: "Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert Competition" by noon on Friday 6 April and you will be notified before the end of the day.. Question: What is the colour of the Carpet of the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts VIP Experience Competition? Good luck and Enjoy! GREENCAB AT COP17 AND IN THE NEWS COP 17 Climate Change Response Exhibition Maria Ramos gets introduced to the GreenCab "climate change buck" by GreenCab Marketing Director, Amiene van der Merwe. GreenCab exhibited on the National Business Initiative’s podium at this prestigious international conference on climate change that gave the company a most valuable opportunity to continue to lead the green drive toward sustainable mobility as its response to the ecological credit crunch. It also provided transfer services in 13 Climate Change Mitigation Cabs in conjunction with Springbok Atlas. More... Growing Green Industry in the Western Cape GreenCab is proud to be featured as one of the emerging businesses in the green economy in this 10 minute mini-documentary produced by GreenEdge in collaboration with The GreenCape Initiative, Reliance, CapeNature, PGWC, Climate Smart Cape Town and The City of Cape Town. To view: Growing green industry in the western cape The Oprah Magazine GreenCab Managing Director, Lynn Maggott, is featured as an Eco Entrepreneur in the March 2012 edition of the Oprah Magazine. The article is part of Oprah's "4-Step Self Awareness Workbook" about engaging in the business of who you are meant to be and how this leads to being "more awake, alive and ready to play a vital part in the workings of your world". Something that the Green Ladies at GreenCab are no strangers to. The eco entrepreneur our md in the march edition of Oprah magazine GREENCAB ECO LOGIC ACCOLADE GreenCab had the honour of being short-listed as one of the Finalists in the Transport Category for the inaugural Eco-Logic Awards. The Award is designed to empower and assist consumers to participate in protecting the Planet. The first Awards event was impressive and inspirational and set high standards in terms of eco-logical ethics, innovation and integrity that will serve as challenging benchmarks for the 2012 Awards. More: Eco logic awards winner transport award 2011 & The ECO-LOGIC Awards BLOWING OUR OWN HORN: WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY Nedbank "Thank you...As always, an absolute pleasure to deal with you and special thanks to Avril for her patience and efficiency, driving me all over town. Look forward to working with you soon. Debs" Ms. Deborah Stones Events Manager / Marketing National Business Initiative "You guys were our "life savers" during COP17 thank you again. I will certainly recommend your wonderful service to our stakeholders as far as possible. Regards. Christine" Christine Dunbar Personal Assistant: Climate and Energy South Africa Tourism "Thanks Lynn, you have captured what we want to achieve, you guys always rock and you make my life so much easier." Mr. Neo Merafi Media & Communications: Officer Eish Travel Thanks for everyone's hard work to ensure the successful transfer for our Afrivet group ... thanks so much for that. Chantal Gouveia Senior Accounts Manager ARISE Magazine UK "Just a quick message to say thank you so much for looking after me on my trip to Cape Town last week. Your drivers were fantastic - professional, knowledgeable, accommodating and most of all, friendly. I will recommend your service to any colleagues visiting to CT and hope to travel with you all again soon. " Jane FItz-Gerald Deputy editor GREENCAB SEQUESTRATION EVENTS GreenCab sequestrates all its transport emissions on behalf of its clients on a bi-annual basis. The associated Sequestration Event serves as an opportunity to award our growing pool of loyal clients with 6-monthly Green Transport Certificates. The Certificates certify, in conjunction with the SA Carbon Protocol, that the service is carbon-neutral. Events are both informative and entertaining as this picture illustrates where GreenCab staff joins one of the speakers and the stand-up comedienne, Mark Sampson, in his Eco-Waster hand signal to show to drivers of large fuel guzzling vehicles. Current events SAVE THE DATE! GreenCab's next Sequestration Event is planned for April 2012 and the date will be announced shortly. Looking forward to see you there.