Tourism Fiji launched its inaugural fleet of electric vehicles, revving up its move towards sustainability by introducing an eco-conscious mode of transport and heightening public awareness.
Partnering with EVDIRECT, Fiji Care and Solar Hub Fiji, the newly launched fleet is fully electric with zero emissions, uses solar chargers and is equipped with portable chargers, enabling Tourism Fiji to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism & Civil Aviation Viliame Gavoka unveiled the fleet.
“Through this initiative, Tourism Fiji is taking leadership in sustainable practices and increasing public awareness of sustainable transportation,” Mr Govoka said.
Tourism Fiji CEO Brent Hill added: “This is an important step in our commitment to our sustainability roadmap.”
“Our approach has been sustainable, utilising sponsorships and partnerships to deliver long-term cost savings and reduced environmental impact.”
By introducing EVs, the organisation encourages the tourism community to adopt similar practices and work towards a more sustainable future.
Making eco moves
Since September 2022, Tourism Fiji has achieved several sustainable milestones led by youth climate activist and Sustainability Officer Sunishma Singh.
The tourism body unveiled its two-year sustainability plan at last year’s Fijian Tourism Expo.
This plan includes the head office’s zero-plastic policy, demonstrating a commitment to reducing plastic waste and promoting environmental responsibility.
Additionally, initiatives such as mangrove planting on World Earth Day showcase the organisation’s engagement in global environmental efforts.
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