The life of a bicycle

There are so many reasons why a bicycle can be considered the best form of transport (in our humble opinion). It is not only good for our health and bank accounts (did you know that a bicycle is 20 times cheaper to maintain than the average car?), but it is good for the environment as well.

There is now no wonder why there are twice as many bicycles in the world than cars! It is believed that the world manufactures more or less 100 million of them each year, that means that currently over 1 billion bicycles are being used all over the world!

In terms of the environment, it is understood that bicycles save over 238 million gallons of fuel every year. We can also fit about 15 bicycles in the same space that 1 car occupies.

But the best part about riding a bicycle is that it makes us look cool! This is why we were happy to get involved in sponsoring some new bicycles for the staff at Melkbosstrand Private School (MPS). Mr Jaco Smit, the school principle, is quoted as saying;

“You can be sure that this kind gesture will have a positive impact on their lives. They can now drive to and from school instead of walking.  For some of them it is their first bicycle ever!”

Now isn’t that cool?

Sancert Annual Conference 2018

On 29 June 2018, Sancert held its annual strategy conference at Hotel Verde in Cape Town.

One of the primary reasons why Sancert makes use of the facilities at Hotel Verde is because it is the greenest hotel in Africa and they offset all carbon produced by our conference attendance on our half. This ties in with our environmental impact which Sancert is continually aware of.

Click here to see our Carbon Footprint Certificate

Thank you Hotel Verde for always looking after us so well! See you in 2019 when we measure our growth over the year and discuss future exciting plans!

Tip of the Month- Saving water!

With the low dam levels in the Western Cape, the issue of saving water is on everyone’s minds. But how exactly can we save water?

Here are 5 tips to get you going:

  1. Half flush the toilet (after pushing the handle down, pull it up immediately).
  2. Catch the water that is being draining from your washing machine when doing a cycle (Make sure your bucket is big enough because 25L fills up n 10seconds! You may want to use a big bin).
  3. Shorten your showers.
  4. Keep a bucket in the shower to catch the water. This can then be used to water plants and flush the toilet.
  5. Use rain barrels to catch the rain water.