Travel tips to be Green while travelling in South Africa.

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As the austral summer kicks in and South Africa prepares for the annual summer break, here are five tips on how to be Green and contribute to saving the environment.

Water – buy a reusable water bottle and fill it up when you go out. By doing so you will reduce the amount of plastic waste by not buying bottled water.

Charging – once your batteries / mobile phone / computer / camera has finished charging, unplug the charger and switch the wall socket off to save electricity.

Immerse yourself in nature – go for a walk or cycle from your holiday accommodation at least once a day to reduce driving and save both fuel and reduce carbon emissions.

Keep it local – select locally produced goods and produce in your daily purchases to reduce embedded carbon emissions associated with transport of imported products.

Contribute to a canopy – support a local tree planting scheme to offset some of your carbon footprint attributed to your transport.

Most of all, enjoy your summer break and be safe.

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