In keeping with tradition and its ongoing endeavour to save energy and reduce waste, Cavendish Square will again honour the worldwide event Earth Hour this year on March 31.
During Earth Hour, from 8.30pm until 9.30pm this coming Saturday, Cavendish will reduce lighting to a minimum, whilst some of its restaurant tenants such as Ocean Basket and Col’Cacchio will offer customers the option of having dinner by candlelight.
Some of Cavendish Square’s retailers that are doing their part for the environment include: Wellness Warehouse, whose product offering includes eco household products, natural beauty products, supplements and remedies, and organic products; Wild Olive, who stocks a wide range of beauty products that are locally manufactured and 100% natural; much like Earth Child’s 100% Natural philosophy, which is at the centre of all its design and manufacture; Poetry and The Space also supports and features apparel by local South African designers; while Fabulous Flowers creates a number of recycled tin arrangements and bottles. Shoppers can even purchase eco friendly irons and vacuum sealers from Elna.
Cavendish Square has for years employed pioneering green initiatives within the centre, most recently implementing a worm farm to service the needs of tenants wishing to reduce carbon emissions.
In 2011, the centre replaced four of its escalators with energy efficient versions and is currently in the process of upgrading another four in the same respect. Meanwhile the hoarding boards surrounding the escalators being upgraded are being used to host and exhibit innovative green art installations by local design talents and local scholars.
Members of The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra will also be performing at Cavendish this coming Saturday between 12pm and 1pm on the First Floor, near to Truworths.