Our trip: A Carbon-neutral scooter safari through South Africa
Packing light, going slow.
Myself, Melissa Andrews, a journalist, and Christopher List, a professional photographer, are riding two LML/Vespa scooter's for 9 months and 14,500km through all corners of South Africa (and Swaziland and Mozambique) on a carbon-neutral scooter safari. Our mission is to raise funds for Food & Trees for Africa.
||We'll be exploring, filming, photographing, and documenting South Africa's natural beauty, the inspiring environmental projects that aim to conserve this and replenish what's been lost, and sharing our discoveries with the rest of the world.
We'll be visiting anywhere along the way that provides valuable exposure and press opportunities, including eco-villages, permaculture projects, sustainable building projects, green accommodation such as eco-lodges and eco-hotels and attending green events.
Look out for our scooters (dubbed Spud and Butternut) on the road!
Check out our scooter blog page for the latest blog posts and projects, or scroll down for more.
About Food and trees for Africa
This dynamic social enterprise aims to realise sustainable development through greening, climate change action, sustainable natural resource management and permaculture food security programmes.
||FTFA has distributed over four million trees, facilitated the creation of thousands of organic food gardens for the world's poorest and launched the first carbon calculator, the Climate Change Leadership Awards and the Carbon Protocol of South Africa. Visit our Food and Trees for Africa information page to find out more, or to donate!
3 June 2012 - 28 February 2013.
Keen to get involved? Why not Sponsor Us?
You can also see Our Sponsors and find out who's sponsoring us.
Check out our constantly-updating Accommodation Sponsors Page to find out what incredible, unique and eco-conscious places are out there.
And check out Our Route to see where we'll be travelling.
You can also get to know The Team.
Read about the first test phase of our trip - the adventure-packed Cederberg Scooter Weekend.
Blog 1: Launch off - when the tough get going.
Blog 2: The road less travelled - Platbos to Long Valley
Blog 3: On the road again - Zigzagging from the R62 to Nature's Valley
Blog 4: Ticket to ride - Plett to Addo
Blog 5: Road runner - Scooting from Port Alfred to East London
Blog UPDATE: Where we're at and what's happening
Blog 6: Where the Streets have no Name - Coasting through the Transkei
Blog 7: Roadtrippin - Lusikisiki to Durban
Blog 8: Life is a Highway - From Durban's urban jungle to the meandering Midlands
Blog 9: In the Clouds - Along the Battlefieds route to the Drakensberg
Blog 10: Wherever I May Roam - discovering the Eastern Free State en-route to Gauteng
Blog 11: In the City - Gardening in Jozi's urban landscape
Macassar High School
Jakkalskloof Permaculture Farm
MacGregor Alternative Technology Centre
Long Valley Permaculture Farm
De Zeekoe Guest Farm
Meerkat Adventure Tour, Oudtshoorn
Return from Our Trip to Eco-friendly Africa Travel