Launch of solar-hybrid installation set to reduce carbon footprint
Saturday the 18th February has been a very special day for Wolwedans. In line with officially presenting its comprehensive sustainability strategy, Wolwedans launched its solar hybrid system/ power station, which is set to reduce fossil fuel consumption by 65% and is setting a bold example to the local hospitality industry in Namibia.
The event which took place at the brand new Wolwedans solar hybrid station served to promote and celebratethe ethos of Wolwedans: setting an example in sustainable tourism, empowering its employees and committing to the conservation of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Wolwedans is a Long Run Destination – Global Ecosphere Retreat® certified. Long Run Destinations embrace the philosophy of acting today for a better tomorrow. As such Wolwedans operates within the 4Cs: conservation, community, culture and commerce. Jochen Zeitz, Chairman of Puma and Founder of the Long Run Initiative, was a special guest at the events and officially opened the solar hybrid installation by giving a speech on the Long Run Initiative and unveiling the official plaque.
Wolwedans practices responsible tourism, which is designed to provide the financial means to support and uphold the vision of conserving this ecologically unique corner of Namibia, the NamibRand Nature Reserve. In the words of Stephan Brückner, MD and Founder of Wolwedans: 'We are in it for the long run. We feel that although the implementation of responsible tourism comes at a price, the rewards far outweigh the input costs.'