South African airline kulula, know for their budget flights in Southern Africa, has raised R1 million through donations of its fans in aid of Food & Trees For Africa (FTFA). The funds were raised via the airlines Project Green Programme, which aims to combat the atmospheric carbon loads and greenhouses gases released by its aircraft. The funds will go towards the Trees for Homes and Bamboo for Africa programmes, which are both registered for voluntary carbon offset under the Carbon Protocol of South Africa. Heidi Bauer, the Head of Marketing, handed over the cheque at a special event on Wednesday 15 December at the Food & Trees for Africa head office in Johannesburg.
Launched in 2000 to address the environmental degradation caused by apartheid settlement policies, Trees for Homes is currently the only programme of its kind in South Africa. Bamboo for Africa is a new programme which introduces bamboo cultivation to disadvantaged communities across South Africa.
kulula is a South African budget airline, operating on major domestic routes out of Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria Airport. The airline is also offering flights to a limited number of international destinations, such as Namibia, Mozambiue, Zambia and Zimbabwe.