22 April: Earth Day

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to be celebrated on 21 March 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator, Gaylord Nelson, at an […]

Educating Children on Sustainability

Sustainability is essential for the survival of humankind and planet earth. A United Nations report in 1987 noted that sustainable development must meet the needs of the present without compromising the well being of future generations. As our children are the future, it’s essential to educate them about the importance of sustainability. Here are a […]

Rooted in Time Self-Drive Route Launch in Knysna

Along the South Coast of South Africa lies one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world, home to the Garden Route National Park. A mosaic of ecosystems, it encompasses the world renowned Tsitsikamma and Wilderness sections, the Knysna Lake section, a variety of mountain catchment, Southern Cape indigenous forest and associated Fynbos areas.  […]

Green Is The New Black

When considering the cosmos one can feel rather small. Here we are on planet Earth, in our little solar system that lies within the Milky Way; which is just a spec in terms of the known universe. Yet our “blue marble” is home to incredible diversity and infinite wonder. Nature is perfect and sublime. She provides […]

Stay Green in the Overberg

Planning a holiday is always exciting, a new city to explore, plenty of time to soak up enough sunshine to last you the rest of the year and of course, the journey on the open road. The only speed bump seems to be whether you are making the smart, green choice about your destination. Now […]

Green Flag Hiking Trails of South Africa

Green Flag Trails is a voluntary quality and sustainability eco-label for nature trails. More than 40 hiking and walking trails in South Africa, Austrailia and South America have recieved Green Flag accreditation. Green Flag Trails work towards sustainable development, where the trails accredited meet strict criteria. Green Flag Trails is a system that recognizes trails […]