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Today, Earth Day is marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes as well as to awaken the necessary changes that need to be made to sustain the environment for a better future.
The fight for a clean environment continues with increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more and more apparent as the days, weeks and years go on.
Our ethos lies in protecting Botswana’s pristine wilderness areas including the local communities in this process. With our sustainability strategy in mind, we have incorporated the 4 C’s strategy (Commerce, Culture, Conservation, and Community).
Semunyeni ~ For a greener future, together
Semunyeni is proudly an environmentally conscious company that focuses on reducing our impact on the environment. We don’t just celebrate Earth Day
once a year but rather carry those practices into our everyday lives. Globally, we are becoming more conscious about the impact humans have on nature and we, as a company, aim at reducing our plastic use and making an effort to educate our clients about conserving the integrity of the national parks and allowing you to participate in our green initiative.
Many may be asking how, exactly, we’re reducing our impact?
Well here’s how…
1. Semunyeni provides a reusable bottle to each guest upon arrival and we provide filtered water from a reverse osmosis filter system. This process reduces the use of single-use plastic bottles. One million plastic bottles are bought every minute around the world — and that number will top half a TRILLION by 2021.
2. We use bio-degradable friendly soap and hand lotion making it safe for the wildlife around us.
3. We use solar power to meet our energy demands on safari to power up our charging ports and refrigerators.
4. We use material shopping bags to purchase fresh produce for our safari’s, we also use material netted bags to shop for loose fruits and vegetables instead of purchasing fruit and vegetables pre-packaged in plastic and polystyrene.
5. Should any plastic, tin, glass or paper be used during the operations of Semunyeni Safari, we make every effort to reuse and recycle whenever possible.
6. Biodegradable sanitation chemicals are used in our toilet flushing systems to reduce the effect of harmful chemicals on the environment.
7. Greywater systems – to save water, we encourage our clients to place a spacious tray under the shower to collect water. This water, filled with smells of lemongrass fresh soap, will be used to fill our sanitation system and also reduces our water impact on grounds hosting the DBB.
8. Lastly, with the provided space and support of the community, we intend on implementing an Aquaponic system to grow our own fresh
fruits, vegetables, and fish that are organic and homegrown. These will be used as a part of our fresh food supply used on safaris. This also provides job opportunities to the public and a chance to learn a new skill set.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better” – The Lorax