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Oasis Overland Helps Plant Trees in Kenya!

imagesTourism is said to be the world’s largest employer, it accounts for 10% of global GDP and employs more than 10% of the world’s workforce. lancel pas cher It plays a crucial role in world economics and has a significant impact on many people’s day to day lives. If managed well it can be used to preserve natural environments, wildlife and peoples lifestyles and help people climb out of poverty. adidas ACE homme If managed poorly it can destroy natural environments and habitats and lead to serious human rights abuses.

At Oasis Overland, we’ve always tried to keep an eye on the impact we have as a company in the areas we travel to. We are a member of Tourism Concern and the Ethical Tour Operators Group, and consistently try to ensure our travellers travel responsibly; that they’re aware of the measures they can take to ensure they travel with minimal impact on the environment and communities we come into contact with. Nike Air Huarache Dame We believe that our trips should benefit local people and their environments, or at the very least not harm them. Womens Jordan Retro 5 In recognition of our efforts we have been awarded 4 Responsible Travel Stars by AITO, something we’re really proud of!

CCL 1We also support various charities throughout the regions we travel to, be it through monetary donations to certain hospitals/health centres, second hand clothing to communities, school equipment to schools and orphanages, or even time, where volunteers actually work on a project or with an organisation. One such organisation who we are supporting this year is The Community Carbon Link (CCL). Nike Free 6.0 Mujer Based in Wales, CCL has pledged to plant half a million trees in Kenya. nike air max 90 pas cher It’s a 3 year scheme and works with 125 schools in the coastal provinces of Kenya.

buy occasion dresses NZThe idea is that these trees, in time, will yield various fruits and nuts which can be sold in order to buy education resources like books, pens and desks. Of course there’s also an environmental benefit: the trees will absorb thousands of tons of CO2 and help keep the planet just a little bit cooler! The guys at CCL are very aware of the large carbon footprint that Wales (like most developed countries) generates and now want to help keep carbon emissions down in developing countries like Kenya, while also helping provide millions of school children with school supplies. Footwear Gears By doing it in this way, they are also enabling the kids to take control of their own education, and develop a business mindset!

To show our wholehearted support for the fantastic work CCL are doing, Oasis Overland has donated TWO places on our Gorillas & Gameparks Expedition, to their “Half a million Trees” raffle. Goedkoop Nike Air Max 2016 All the funds generated from the raffle will help buy tree seedlings to be planted in Kenya.

The Gorilla checks out the tourists: You looking at me?!

The Gorilla checks out the tourists: You looking at me?!

Oasis Overland’s Gorillas & Gameparks trip starts in Nairobi and travels through Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and finishes back in Nairobi 19 days later.

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  • The lucky travellers will have the option to raft the River Nile, explore the Western Corridor of the Serengeti, bargain in local markets and trek to see the majestic Mountain Gorillas!* CCL will also donate £1000 towards flights for the lucky winners!

    To enter the raffle, you can buy a ticket from the CCL website: Half a million Trees Raffle.

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