Can You Be Eco Friendly When On Vacation?

Vacations are one of the most consumption heavy times in your life – you’ll be heading out to restaurants and using paper cups and plastic straws, you’ll be grabbing bottles of water every time you head out for a day’s exploration, and who knows what might be dropped around you along the trail as you go!

All in all, people can generate a lot of waste whilst they’re off on their travels. And that begs the question: can you be eco friendly when you’re on vacation? Well, let’s have a think about that below.

Your eco friendly trip away starts as soon as you get to the airport!

Know Your Green Hotels

If you’re off on your travels, and you’re looking to be less of a drain on the environment as you do so, then you’re going to need to book yourself into a sustainable hotel. There’s quite a few around the world, and wherever it is you’re going, you’ve got a good chance of arriving within a 10 mile radius of one.

Fairmont Hotels, or Hilton Hotels, are quite popular with the green traveling tourist. Or you can check through this list, if you want to book a room in more local, boutique-y hotels, rather than using a chain brand. We all still have our personal tastes, even when aiming to be eco friendly!

Use Eco Friendly Transport

Public transport is the best way to get yourself around a new city, or into the nearby countryside to explore the natural, and slightly exotic, world you’ve found yourself in. Getting on a bus is going to be a lot cheaper than trying to hire a taxi, and it can get you closer to your destination than using a train. But that’s still a viable option; the trains are more regular than the bus, and arriving at a station is a great way to pinpoint yourself on the map, after all.

Or you can book yourself a rental car from somewhere like Bayswater Car Rentals, that offer hybrid or electric cars for people looking for fuel efficiency and far less fumes billowing out into the environment! It’s a lot cheaper than trying to take your own car off with you, isn’t it?

Be Liberal with Do Not Disturb

The room you’re staying in is going to get regularly cleaned whilst you’re using it, and that means fresh linens on a daily basis, as well as your towels in the bathroom being constantly changed, even if you haven’t used them. And when you think about it, that’s just unnecessary!

As a result, you’re going to need to use the do not disturb sign very liberally, to help cut down on the hotel’s usage of water during your stay. It’s good way to help out the local environment whilst you’re there – you wouldn’t keep the faucets running wild, with no reason, whilst you were at home.

Being eco friendly whilst you’re travelling can be quite easy, as long as you remember details like these.

#MyRadioPeople: Vibe FM’s Sama Jobe

I am back with this exciting series and I am proud to have featured a number of radio personalities from different stations for the past 2 years since I launched this informative and inspiring series. Today I feature yet another young and media passionate individual who goes by the name Sama Jobe.

Why radio?  I love radio more than anything else, not because I am talkative I just love it.
Which other radio stations have you worked at? I’d rather not mention the radio station I previously worked for because of some reasons I am not ready to talk about.
Did you study radio?  I did study radio at Fellas Groove Entertainment, but I was already at Vibe FM. I just wanted a certificate.
Besides Radio, which other side projects are you currently busy with or are involved in? I am a Board member, Brand Manager and a Voice Over Artist for Live Your Dream South Africa Youth Awards, I am also a background actor for Uzalo on SABC1 and Imbewu on eTV.
Who is your South African Radio Icon? Thokozani “Mafresh” Mpungose, but I also love uMroza for how versatile she is. There is no radio show she cannot do.
What can we expect from you in the next 5 years? Expect a qualified Journalist since I am studying at DUT and an Author.
How often do you listen to other radio stations and which radio stations do you usually listen to? Very less but I do and I listen to Ukhozi the most and Gagasi.
What has working on radio taught you? Mmmh I like this question, it has taught me to think before I speak and be more  careful of what I say.
What advice can you give to aspiring radio broadcasters? Community radio stations are a very good start yet it is not easy to get into them, all you need is to be patient and wait for your time. Never stop dreaming of being a radio personality and please don’t do it for fame but do it for a passion.

The Secret is out – at Beverly Hills hotel

The Beverly Hills, an iconic, landmark hotel in uMhlanga, has launched ‘The Secret Garden’ – an exciting new venue space in the neighbouring property, which is owned by Tsogo Sun, by transforming it into a beautiful venue for events and special occasions.

The secluded and picturesque grounds with uninterrupted sea views present a blank canvas for clients to use their ideas and visions and create their own perfect event. The facilities can cater for cocktail functions up to 150 people and set lunches and dinners for up to 100 guests.

Samantha Croft, Tsogo Sun’s Director of Operations for KZN, says, “There is a great demand in the Durban area for unique venues for both corporate and leisure events. This venue space is a response to that need and it is also a great opportunity to take the legacy of this great hotel a notch higher.”

The exclusive and secluded Secret Garden features the natural flora of KwaZulu-Natal’s coastal region, with a protected Yellowwood tree forming the entrance, which then opens up into the garden and stunning views of the sea and pier.

John Aritho, General Manager of the Beverly Hills, says venue space at the hotel is operating at maximum capacity. “Beverly Hills has an excellent reputation for delivering signature events. This new alfresco venue offers an endless range of event options that includes dining under the stars, and our professional team is more than capable of creating magical events and memorable experiences for our clients. We believe The Secret Garden will soon become the most sought after venue along the East Coast.”

The hotel is partnering with Nomadik Stretch Tents & Canopies for structures and marquees, and with M&B Events for bespoke décor and furniture.

Artist Spotlight: Nduduzo Mthethwa AKA VAIR NORM

Nduduzo Mthethwa also known by his stage name VAIR NORM, 23 Year old musician born in South Coast, Port-Shepstone – currently based in Durban. VAIR NORM is a Hip Hop artist, rapper, song writer & record producer who solely owns his music (Unsigned) and is to describe his music has a blend of Afro Pop and Therapeutic music ready to change this rap game. A well seasoned artist with real good party music and “real rap”.

Vair Norm found his way to his fan base with the release of his first solo song titled “My Energy” which had the highest Streams and Downloads, followed by “Grateful”, a song he was featured on by a Nigerian award winning artist FRICKY J. Which had 300 000 hits.
Vair Norm is inspired by Ty Dolla Sign, PNB Rock , Wizkid & PARTYNEXTDOOR.

VAIR NORM can’t be compared to anyone as he brings music and style unlike anything you’ve ever heard, his presence is a light in the fog for those lost looking for closure.

– He did a Corner to Corner tour with RedBull
– He was playlisted on via DistroKid (International Distribution Company)
– He was playlisted on Gagasi FM (GMS with Junior De Rocka)

Vair Norm recently realized yet another banger titled 451 LIGHT HOUSE featuring Tony Jones & Case KLOWZED

Instagram : @iamvairnorm_rsa
Twitter: @iamvairnorm_rsa
Facebook: Vair Norm (Personal & Page)
Contact : 0761957332

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