In addition, African Roots Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities for self reliance and playing an active role in conserving natural resources through effective education, research, and healthy practices. As a proud advocate fro Eco-tourism and volunteerism, African Roots Foundation is a great example of an organization which emulates many sustainable principles. However the primary sustainable principles undertaken by African Roots Foundation include:
1. It should play an active role in conserving the natural resources which provide the visitors their experience.
2. It should promote moral and ethical responsibilities and behaviors towards the natural and cultural environment by all parties.
3. It should provide long term benefits -to the resource, to the local community, and to the industry.
First, African Roots Foundation plays a significant role in conserving the natural resources of its environments. For instance, ARF builds their facilities and supplies using low impact and Eco-friendly materials, most of which are found and produced through local mines and wells. ARF, also preserves its natural resources by limiting its waste reduction. Unlike its competitors, African Roots Foundation uses recycled goods and bio-diesel vehicles and filtrates their water supplies so that they have reusable water. As case in point, ARF has partnered up with Safe Water Ceramics of East Africa to create dynamic water filters that are currently making their ways into the homes and rural areas of East Africa. These efforts seem small but dramatic illustrations of how African Roots Foundation conserves the natural resources in efforts to honor sustainable principles.
Secondly, African Roots Foundation has a passion for promoting and establishing policies in which all parties are held responsible for preserving the cultural environment. This is accomplished through their collaboration with Bush2Beach Safaris. Together these organizations implement projects that meet the immediate needs of the communities. Moreover, they work on Sustainable Education and Development in association with local village leaders and representatives. Finally, African Roots Foundation and Bush2Beach Safaris instill sustainable behaviors to its community members because individuals are educating from toddler to adult, on the conservation of the environment and wildlife, health & HIV awareness.
Finally, African Roots Foundation provides long term benefits to both the local communities and the tourism industry. For example, all of their projects provide additional income and employment through the promotion of fair trade and sustainable tourism in the local communities. Likewise, ARF's projects increase future opportunities and self-reliance by providing structured education and a health care system. Last but not least, African Roots Foundation is diligent in establishing fair trade of locally manufactured cultural crafts. In summary, all of these efforts are prime examples of how African Roots Foundation presents long term benefits to the resources, local communities and the tourism industry.
With the help from ARF, Bush2Beach Safaris has aimed at providing sustainable infrastructure but also has enabled communities to initiate projects which which focus on providing both the immediate and the long term needs and opportunities for growth. Therefore, Bush2Beach Safaris combine true-life cultural experiences and the exchange of ideas in order to contribute in a very substantial, sustainable, active and unique way.