Intundla Conference Venue Gauteng Goes Green

As far as Conference Venues goes this is no ordinary venue. At Intundla Conference Venue Pretoria we strive to constantly become better. Better at serving you our Clients and now also better at serving Mother Nature.

We have started an organic veggie garden and a “worm farm” to dispose of all our scraps from the kitchen and tables. We only buy organic fertilizers for all our plants/veggies for our kitchen.  But we’ve gone further in helping to sustain those who work at Intundla – we are encouraging our staff to create their own veggie farms at their homes.  We then purchase the produce from them for our kitchen at the Lodge, thus creating an extra source of income for them and their families.  We will be posting photos and updates on the progress of this project every month.

Other Reasons why Intundla Conference & Wedding Venue is GREEN

  • When you have your Wedding at Intundla the Ceremony and Reception is at the same venue, this makes things easier, costs less for everyone and reduces the Wedding’s Carbon footprint. You have a choice between our beautiful Wedding Chapel and Bush Spa. On top of this your guests can stay at Intundla.
  • When bringing your next Conference to Intundla, once you’ve arrived you don’t have to go anywhere else – all the activities happen at the Lodge – the Conference, Leisure time, Accommodation, Team Building, Gala Evenings and Special Spa treatments for the delegates.
  • Our Conference Venue near Pretoria also have other green practices in place, such as conserving water, recycling, and now also waste reduction with our very own “worm farm”.

  • We will further help you to reduce your Carbon Footprint for your Conference or Wedding by purchasing and planting a tree at Intundla. We supply the trees at wholesale price and we add R10 which we also donate to a local Charity.
  • Intundla also Supports Save the Rhino Campaigns and have hosted The Gauteng Rhino Run which primary objective is to raise funds and awareness for the war on rhino poaching.
  • Our Conference and Wedding Venue offers a stunning outdoor location with natural light and a temperate climate all year round and our Boma is a definite favourite amongst our Conference delegates.

Related article: Conference Venue Greening – Tips to keep your Conference Environmentally Friendly

INTUNDLA GOES GREEN is happening and in a BIG way.

Let us know your suggestions in how we can further help save our environment.

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Conference Venue Greening – Tips to keep your Conference Environmentally Friendly

When attending a Conference or Team Build at Intundla Game Lodge & Bush Spa, you can’t help but notice that you are surrounded by nature. While situated in the heart of Dinokeng we are close enough to Gauteng and Pretoria to give that “away from it all feeling” without even having to think of getting your passport stamped. Staying this close to nature creates a special affinity for the environment and a desire to ensure that there is a legacy for future generations.

Conference Venue Greening is not a difficult process it just takes a bit of planning, special consideration and keeping the environment top of mind for all delegates attending the conference.

Pre-Conference preparation

Think before you print – use electronic correspondence in favour of printing and faxing. When paper needs to be used for example leadership guides, delegate handouts, etc. use recycled paper printed with environmentally friendly inks and look out for carbon neutral printing services for your professional printing needs.

Local is lekker – Make use of local suppliers for your venue decorations and custom conference branding such as T-shirts, pens, lanyards, etc. Support community development initiatives and look out for the Proudly South African label. www.proudlysa.co.za

Organise your drive in advance – rather than let people get to the venue on their own steam, organise green transport, and provide taxi/bus options that are green friendly or facilitate the organising of a company carpool.

At the Conference

Use energy efficient options such as LED lighting and plasma screens. For the low-tech option use dry-erase boards rather than flip charts.

Most venues have water filters so ask for their water served in glass as opposed to plastic bottles. If plastic bottles are to be used ensure that the venue has recycling in place to dispose of the waste in an environmentally friendly manner.

Make sure that recycling bins are obvious and placed throughout the conference venue.

Allow the venue to take care of any printing needs to reduce travel emissions.

Rather than importing fast foods and disposable plates use the venue restaurant and ensure that meals are served on china and silverware.

Local foods have less transport emissions and choose a vegan or a vegetarian menu over meat options as they have lower greenhouse emissions than produced by animal farming.

Using the Accommodation

Re-use linen and towels to reduce water consumption and detergent use.

Take it all a step further

At Intundla Conference Venue we will help you reduce your Conference carbon footprint and put down some roots in the heart of Dinokeng by supplying trees to buy at wholesale prices. We only add R 10 which we will donate to our local charity.

Find out more about reducing and offsetting your carbon emissions from Climate Neutral Group (http://climateneutralgroup.com/en/) and become a climate neutral organisation.

Buy Carbon Credits – Carbon credits create a market for reducing greenhouse emissions by giving a monetary value to the cost of polluting the air. Emissions become an internal cost of doing business and are visible on the balance sheet alongside raw materials and other liabilities or assets, find out more (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_credit) 

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