Travel tips to be Green while travelling in South Africa.


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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