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5 THINGS WE'RE DOING TO KEEP NZ BEAUTIFUL

Posted by Kiwi Experience Crew on 1 March 2018

Kiwi Experience is GREEN, not mean! The future is green for Kiwi Experience and we're dedicated to protecting this beautiful environment - ensuring New Zealand's wild landscapes, vast lakes, rich wildlife and stunning coastline are protected for the future generation of passengers. Here are 5 ways we're helping keep New Zealand beautiful. 

 

GLAMPING TENTS

Glamorous camping is an eco-friendly answer to increased demand for accommodation – an alternative to constructing permanent buildings. Where possible, they are powered by solar pods and we remove them at the end of the summer season - leaving nothing but footprints and plenty of memories behind. When you are travelling during our summer glamping season, you can be lucky enough to stay in these awesome tents!

 

CARBON OFFSETTING

Kiwi Experience understands the importance of keeping the world beautiful and we aim to be a carbon zero transport company. To help us achieve this we have partnered up with ‘Trees for Survival’ – a programme which teaches the youth of today the importance of environmental conservation. Over 160 schools in New Zealand are part of the programme in which they pot, nurture and plant the trees. This helps to restore natural habitats by helping landowners revegetate erosion-prone land, improve stream flow and water quality and increase biodiversity. When you buy your pass with Kiwi Experience, you have the option to help offset your carbon footprint by purchasing a tree which we'll plant. All donations will go to Trees for Survival and a tree is planted for every $5 raised.

 

WESTPORT BEACH CLEANUPS

The Kiwi Experience whanau are passionate about keeping our environment a clean and green one for locals and visitors alike. One evening each month, Kiwi Experience passengers, staff and locals join forces to clean the beaches of Westport. Our passengers step up and with the support of our awesome partners Bazil’s Hostel and Surf School, Buller District Council, Smart Environmental, Buller Boardriders Club and heaps of amazing community members to give something back to the local west coast community. 

 

SAFE AND FUEL EFFECIENT DRIVING

All Kiwi Experience Driver Guides have taken part in the SAFED (Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving New Zealand) programme to ensure fuel efficiency when driving. Not only reducing our fuel consumption but making your travel with Kiwi Experience more relaxed and enjoyable!

 

ECO PRODUCTS

We here at Kiwi Experience are aware of the huge waste problem regarding plastic bags, disposable cups, and plastic water bottles.  We stepped up and created our own reusable eco products. Our Jote- tote bags are 100% made of burlap fabric which is fully biodegradable and reusable. The perfect substitute for plastic bags, which are known to take up to hundreds of years to break down. Our express Coffee Cups are made out of a tough BPA free, food-grade polypropylene which is dishwasher safe, and a with a heat-resistant silicone band and screw-on lid.  Get a Kiwi Experience exclusive stainless steel water bottle, great for keeping your drinks ice cold and they'll save you money. Help us help the planet and choose to reuse!

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