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Because going on an adventure shouldn’t cost the Earth…

Chumbe Island

We know life can be tough. Sometimes all you want to do is pack up your things and take a long vacation. Well what’s stopping you? We’ve hunted high and low for the crème de la crème of eco-friendly hotels across the globe, so if you have to fly, make sure it’s to one of these amazing places…

Coral Park Eco-Bungalows, Zanzibar
By Jack Sullivan

Another summer season has been and gone, and we find ourselves (perhaps reluctantly) preparing to welcome winter. And if like us you’re missing the sun (and you have holiday days/cash to spare) perhaps this eco adventure is for you…

Chumbe Island is an uninhabited pristine coral island that sits just off of mainland Zanzibar. The breathtaking surroundings combined with the peace and tranquility they offer make it the perfect destination for any holiday goer.

The island in itself is a nature reserve, with a coral reef sanctuary and forest reserve that are home to both rare and endangered animals. So, throw on your snorkel or your hiking boots (or both) and get up close and personal with some of our furry friends. Or, if culture is more your thing, then immerse yourself in some of the local historical monuments and buff up those brain cells.

And what makes this island even cooler is their dedication to giving Mother Earth a helping hand. They use solar-panel electricity, rain as the only source of water, and organic produce. Not to forget, the accommodation oozes planet-protection – water from showers & basins is recycled, composting toilets are used to battle sewage, and lights are powered by LED too.

You probably get the picture by now. Basically, this place is frikkin’ awesome. Check it out below…

frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you one way (the one in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
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/ Love the trend (not the spend)
Do it in public (not the car/plane) /

Pics: Chumbe Island.

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