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Celebrating 51 Years of Earth Day
April 22, 2021
In the midst of a global pandemic, this year’s Earth Day reminds us of our collective responsibility to the environment and to our planet. And while climate change continues to pose a major threat to livelihoods, the devastation caused by the COVID-19 virus is a humbling reminder of humanity’s vulnerability
The theme for 2021 is “Restore Our Earth” and focuses on restoring the world’s ecosystems through natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking.
When it comes to travel, we need to start looking more closely at the ways we can minimize negative impacts and harm to the planet by adopting an eco-conscious mindset.
Earth Day is an annual holiday observed on April 22, which was first invented and put into practice back in 1970 by John McConnell, a peace activist and environmentalist. Recognized as the planet’s largest annual civic event, it has spawned a range of environmental actions and campaigns, including the passage of landmark environmental laws and reforestation projects.
At Safari Sense, we strongly believe that tourism can help protect our planet. While we recognize air travel contributes to climate change, we work with destinations that utilize sustainable tourism to protect wildlife, preserve wide, open spaces, celebrate local cultures, and improve the lives of local residents.
Global travel restrictions may keep us from the ability to hop on a plane tomorrow, but for those of us who love to travel, there’s a greater responsibility to protect the planet — after all, we travel to see the world.
There are so many small, sustainable choices that we can make as part of our travel routines and our day-to-day lives, so let’s try to embrace positive habits for our planet.
With a few changes in the way we travel, all of us can contribute to a healthier environment. What it means is that the traveller leaves as small a carbon footprint as possible in the places through which they pass.