Acacia Africa Drums Up Support For Greenpop’s March ReForest Fest

Safari specialist, Acacia Africa is continuing to honour its commitment to responsible tourism by supporting Greenpop, one of its many ethical partners, and asking its adventures to join the TREEvolution. A social enterprise, Greenpop will be hosting its seventh annual ReForest Fest this March in South Africa’s Platbos Forest Reserve and the overland tour operator is providing transport from Cape Town and helping to promote the event.

 

 

Running over two weekends, ethically conscious families (March 10-12) and adults (March 17-19) are being targeted, the activities which include, tree planting, eco-talks, yoga, live music, helping festival goers to reconnect with nature.

 

Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa comments, “Tour operators can no longer afford to pay lip service to the idea of responsible tourism. We have to be actively engaged in making a positive impact on the environment. While our partnership with Greenpop has allowed us to highlight the importance of carbon offsetting with our adventurers through the organisation’s tree planting programme*,  by supporting the ReForest Fest we’re encouraging ethical travellers to play a hands-on role in urban reforestation." 

 

A thriving success, nearly 35,000 trees have been planted through the Friends and Family weekends to date.

 

Misha Teasdale, Tree-E-O of Greenpop, comments, “Platbos Reforest Fest truly is Greenpop’s mission in action: (re)connecting people with nature and getting active for the planet, all in an ancient indigenous forest. Together, we are able to see the thriving trees we planted in previous years and get our hands dirty to add to this beautiful project. It is quite the thing to be with inspiring people doing awe-inspiring work in a place that is this awesome. We are not separate from nature. We are nature. I hope to see you there in March.” 

 

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