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Make Holidays Greener Wk: 26th June – 02nd July

Here at Oasis Overland we like to think of every week as making holidays greener but we are supporting the Travel Foundation’s Make Holidays Greener Week from 26th June-2nd July 2010. Making Holidays Greener Week is all about making small changes whilst you are on holiday that will help benefit local people and protect the environment in holiday destinations. There are simple things that you can do to help make every holiday greener. For example…

Buy locally from locally made souvenirs, or eating and drinking in locally owned bars and restaurants you are contributing to the local economy.

Remove all packaging before you go on holiday… by removing the packaging from items you take with you, you are helping to reduce pressure on local sanitation services and landfill.

Turn off lights and air conditioning to save energy.

For more ideas go to

What is a greener holiday?

You’ve probably heard many different phrases for green holidays…sustainable tourism, responsible tourism, eco holidays, sustainable holidays…well, they all mean pretty much the same thing!

A greener holiday is one that…

Helps to protect the environment

Helps to protect all wildlife and habitats

Lets families that live in holiday destinations earn a fair living

Helps to preserve local cultures and traditions

Recognises that water and energy are precious resources that we should use carefully

And whatever type of holiday we take, we can all do simple things that make a difference to places we visit and the people that live there.

To learn more about green holidays visit This website has a wealth of information on green travel, and even a quiz so you can test your knowledge! The website has been developed by The Travel Foundation, a sustainable tourism charity that cares for the places you love to visit.

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