Committed to sharing a positive message, our website and supporting social media platforms also serve to raise awareness and action for the good of the global eco-movement and mankind. We aspire to inspire, to motivate, educate and assist with regards to green thinking and proactive problem solving to create positive change.
We love and appreciate the work being done by these initiatives, groups and organisations!
The focus of Green Route is to showcase and support ecopreneurs – entrepreneurs who go the green route by opting to use sustainable materials and ethical practices in the production of ecoconscious products and services. Get the inside info on where to visit, eat and shop in South Africa from an eco-minded, organic green network!
Precious Tree Project
The Garden Route, although lush with vegetation, has only 30% of its indigenous forest left. The Precious Tree Project concentrates on creating patches of Forest, by planting indigenous & endemic Forest Trees in the Garden Route area of South Africa. Gifting or sponsoring a Tree contributes towards the lives of current and future generations, compensates for your greenhouse gas emissions and begins to off-set your carbon footprint.
Greenpop is a social business that believes greening and sustainable living can be fun, POPular and accessible for all. They believe in inspiring a greener, more conscious, inclusive movement and do this through tree planting projects, green events, education, social media, voluntourism and activating people to start DOING!
Earth Probiotic has made composting quick and easy by using the power of probiotic bacteria to recycle food waste back into soil food. This all natural, non toxic and 100% biodegradable solution allows all food waste to be composted. The nutrients in the food waste improve the soil health, benefiting the health of plants and vegetables
Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative
The Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) is a landscape initiative that serves as the conservation coordination hub of the Overberg region of South Africa. ABI is the meeting place for those involved in, or interested in conserving this biodiversity hotspot.
Flower Valley Conservation Trust
The Flower Valley Conservation Trust work to secure our often-threatened fynbos landscapes, and protect those whose livelihoods depend on fynbos. Flower Valley Farm, based just outside Gansbaai and Hermanus in the Western Cape of South Africa, is a showcase for flourishing fynbos and well-functioning ecosystems.
Trees for Tourism
Trees for Tourism is a program of the South African Reforestation Trust. People and companies active in the tourism industry of South Africa have come together to enhance and create pristine forest eco-systems on selected sites in different parts of the Western Cape. The planting of indigenous trees, funded through the collective effort of the tourism industry, will help to safeguard the richness and robustness of South Africa’s biodiversity and store carbon for generations to come. Sponsor a Tree!
South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative
South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) was initiated by WWF South Africa in collaboration with other networking partners in November 2004 in order to inform and educate all participants in the seafood trade, from wholesalers to restaurateurs through to seafood lovers. SASSI`s 3 Primary Objectives include promoting voluntary compliance of the law through education and awareness; shifting consumer demand away from over-exploited species to more sustainable options; creating awareness around marine conservation issues.
Ecosia is the search engine that plants trees. You can help the environment, improve lives and strengthen communities just by searching the web. Ecosia is even 100% CO2-neutral. When you search with Ecosia, you’re helping to plant trees in Burkina Faso in Africa. Ecosia gives at least 80% of its surplus income to help improve the climate and makes lives better in the region.
Eco Atlas empowers you to make better lifestyle and travel choices for the planet, your family, your business and yourself. South Africa’s all-inclusive ethical directory provides a unique search function which enables you to find places to eat, shop, stay and play according to the priorities that are important to you as a responsible traveller and conscious consumer.
Fair Trade Tourism
Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) is a non-profit organisation that promotes responsible tourism in South Africa and beyond. The aim of FTT is to make tourism more sustainable by ensuring that the people who contribute their land, resources, labour and knowledge to tourism are the ones who reap the benefits.
Fairtrade is an ethical certification whose main aim is to promote more equality and sustainability in the farming sector. A product that carries the Fairtrade Certification Mark has met the rigorous Fairtrade Standards, which focus on improving labour and living conditions for farming communities and on promoting a way of farming that doesn’t harm either people or the environment.
The Sustainability Institute is an international living and learning centre located outside the South African university town of Stellenbosch. The Institute provides a space for people to explore an approach to creating a more equitable society that lives in a way that sustains rather than destroys the eco-system within which all society is embedded
Hemporium is a South African hemp company dedicated to educating people about industrial hemp’s potential through the use of innovative products while creating an awareness of all the hemp has to offer. Hemporium support the local industry by bringing in the raw materials and producing our clothing, accessories, home-ware, cosmetics and nutritional products in small factories around Cape Town.
Meat Free Mondays
Meat Free Monday is an environmental campaign that Fry’s initiated in South Africa; the objective being to raise awareness about the negative effect animal agriculture is having on our environment, human health, the animals and our precious water resources. The campaign gives people a simple solution and quantifies the benefits of adopting meat free days in ones household.
BirdLife South Africa
BirdLife South Africa is a registered non-profit, public benefit environmental organization, the only dedicated bird-conservation organisation in South Africa and has over 6 000 members in 32 bird clubs throughout the country. The mission of BirdLife South Africa is to promote the enjoyment, conservation, study and understanding of wild birds and their habitats.
The EcoBrick Exchange (EBE) is an environment awareness enterprise that facilitates the construction of preschools in underprivileged communities using unrecyclable plastic waste. They do this by using EcoBricks - plastic waste compressed into PET-bottles - a highly insulating building material that is water-, fire- and even bullet-proof. Their programmes empower individuals to address the shortage of quality education facilities, implement sustainable waste management systems and raise environmental awareness.
The Wilderness Foundation is a founding member of the Climate Action Partnership (CAP), a powerful alliance of South African environmental NGO’s that recognise that climate change is not just an environmental challenge, but a political, social and economic challenge. The members of the CAP believe that by working together, they can help advocate for the reduction of green house gas emissions and the protection of the country’s valuable natural resources.
WESSA implements effective environmental, ecotourism, education and youth development programmes throughout South Africa, and activates a wide range of local initiatives for the environment through its membership network. They improve the school curriculum through education for sustainable development and provide critical work skills training, which creates job opportunities and sustainable livelihoods in local communities. Their environmental initiatives contribute towards the restoration of ecosystems, while their ecolabels support tourism growth and development by encouraging responsible tourism practices and the improved management of our coastline.
Isibindi Africa Lodges
Isibindi Africa Lodges has developed extraordinary and intimate eco-tourist lodges in pristine areas of South Africa; showcasing the infinite beauty of this vibrant country, it’s fascinating people, breathtaking scenery and spectacular wildlife. Isibindi Africa lodges is a celebration of inspired experiences and unusual places… The Isibindi collection includes 6 unique and incredible South African eco-destinations that have each been created with sustainability in mind, and with the utmost respect for the environment, natural resources and neighbouring communities.
Trees for Tomorrow Reforestation Project
The Trees for Tomorrow Reforestation Project is a sustainable, carbon-neutral tree planting programme which was conceived in the wake of the devastating fires of 2006. Platbos aims to achieve a number of objectives by actively planting trees in the once forested areas. When you make a donation to plant a tree at Platbos, you are helping to conserve and extend the biodiversity of this ancient indigenous forest.
Food & Trees for Africa
Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is South Africa’s social and environmental enterprise improving lives and landscapes towards healthy people on a healthier planet; and who realises sustainable development through greening, climate change action, sustainable natural resource management, permaculture food security programmes, bamboo and organic farming.
Conscious Life Magazine
Conscious Life Magazine falls under the umbrella of 2Lundi Media who deliver online magazines of vision and integrity. The magazine is multi-portal friendly and covers everything to satisfy the interests of readers who strive to live healthy conscious lives. Through Child of the Universe Mag-nificence and Child of the Universe Positive Parenting Magazines, 2Lundi Media also promotes the Montessori method of education including all aspects of parenting, from pre-conception, toddlers, tween, teen and youth. Join the mailing list to receive free online magazines, competitions and giveaways.
South African National Parks manages a system of parks which represents the indigenous fauna, flora, landscapes and associated cultural heritage of the country. Of all the national parks, most have overnight tourist facilities, with an unrivaled variety of accommodation in arid, coastal, mountain and bush-veld habitats.