Newsletter September 2021 (Part 2)

Dream. Plan. Travel (Sustainably)

It’s been tough. Being stuck at home isn’t easy, especially if you love to travel. You’ve had time to dream and make plans. Now it’s time to escape to that place you’ve been longing for. It’s time to get up and on with life. It’s time to travel…Just do it safely (and sustainably) We’ll be waiting for you here on Bird Island, Seychelles!

Well that’s the idea anyway. We all know it’s not as easy as it used to be, but it is possible. Another thing that’s possible, is becoming a more sustainable traveller. One of the most obvious ways of doing this is by flying less, but for those who love to discover new destinations this is easier said than done, especially now that we’re all longing to get on a plane after being stuck at home for so long. If you’re planning on flying to a far-off destination, here are…

5 ways to travel responsibly

1. Choose destinations and lodgings committed to environmental sustainability.

2. Pack light. Less luggage means lighter planes and less fuel used (and associated emissions).

3. Refuse single-use plastics and make sure you’ve brought at least one or two reusable bags and a reusable water bottle.

4. Spend  on small local businesses and support the local community.

5. Conserve local water and energy resources. (Switch off that air con if you’re going to be out of your room or keep it off altogether)

These are just a few brief suggestions. As you do your own research, we’re sure you’ll find that there’s so more much you can do to make a difference.

What should you bring along with you to Bird Island? Find out here.

Global Impact

We’ve mentioned sustainable travel as one of the ways of reducing our environmental impact. Many of us try to reduce our negative impact in our daily lives- we shop more wisely, we avoid single-use plastics, we reuse items, we plant trees, we participate in clean-up activities. We want to drive positive change through these actions, but how can this be achieved? That’s where Global Impact comes in!

“In 2015, the United Nations set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are to be achieved by 2030. The problem is, many people are still unaware of how to help and how much their actions are actually contributing to these goals because there is no way to track everyone’s actions.” – Global Impact

Global Impact is a social platform whose aim is to provide you with the tools to make sustainable choices, measure your impact and encourage others to take up the cause. Click below and learn how you can become an Impact Citizen today!

‘Choose sustainable’ : Protect your skin and the environment

You tend to feel the effects of the sun a lot more on a tropical island so it’s important to bring sunscreen along. There are many to choose from out there. Opt for a safe, sustainable, and responsible sunscreen.

Check out >> SPF30 sunscreen (by People4Ocean Sun Care)

200ml • 100% Natural + Biodegradable Formula • Broad Spectrum UVA + UVB Protection • FDA + TGA Approved • 1$ Per Product For Reef Conservation

This skin and ocean-conscious choice was developed through a collaboration between reef scientists and luxury skincare formulators. It is not only gentle on your skin but on the environment as well. People4Ocean (p40) reduce their carbon emissions through the use of solar power in their manufacturing process. They use plant-based packaging and offer carbon neutral shipping. Even their signature pouches are handmade from upcycled cotton. By choosing p4o Sun Care, you also contribute towards reef rehabilitation projects across the world, including the Seychelles!

Should you choose to make an online purchase after clicking the following links and using the respective promo codes, our writer may earn a small commission. This is at no extra cost to you, but helps us to continue bringing you online content. Thank you for your support!

SPF30 sunscreen by People4Ocean Sun Care
Photo: People4Ocean

Click ‘View Sunscreen’  and use promo code BIRDISLAND10 for 10% off all products.

(FREE shipping on all orders from the UK mainland and spend £50 or more for free EU shipping)

If you’ve had a dip and feel like having a beach strole; dry off, cover up from the sun and keep warm (especially during the cooler season in Seychelles), with something a little different.

Check out >> The Arzi Robe (by Arzi)

100% Organic Turkish Cotton • Traditionally Crafted • Lightweight & Compact • Quick Dry • Sand Resistant • Supports Environmental Initiatives

This up and coming company born in the Seychelles is very big on sustainability. Their beach robe, as well as their range of beach towels are created by family-run loomeries (not big factories) using only 100% organic cotton. Arzi has also opted for grass-based paper for their packaging and a portion of all their profit goes towards environmental causes and nature conservation.

Arzi Robe by Arzi
Photo: Arzi

Click ‘View Arzi.Store’  and use promo code BIRDISLAND15 for 15% off all products.

(FREE shipping from the Arzi Europe base on all orders of €100 within Europe and  €160 in other countries)

Note: The products mentioned above cannot be purchased on Bird Island, but can be purchased online. We’re just showing our love for some great products out there 🙂

October 19, 2021 1:58 pm

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