Sustainable & Regenerative Tourism
Taking action toward creating more sustainable and regenerative tourism options is crucial for addressing some of the most pressing environmental, social and economic challenges of our time.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a useful framework for incorporating sustainable tourism efforts. However, committing to one or two goals is enough to drive change!
Climate Action 101
By implementing effective strategies to reduce and mitigate the carbon footprint of tourism and promote sustainable practices in the industry, we can encourage people to think about the planet when making travel decisions.
Energy management is an essential component of sustainable tourism. It can minimize tourism’s environmental impacts, reduce operating costs, and enhance visitor experiences. However, there is no one size fits all approach.
Sustainable water management practices safeguard our planet’s vital water resources and ensure that tourism does not threaten freshwater ecosystem health or community access to potable water. Conscientious water usage provides numerous benefits to the tourism industry.
Waste Management & Circular Economy
Proper waste management reduces the impacts of waste on human health, the environment and the economy. The tourism industry can have a significant impact on waste generation. In fact, visitors often consume more resources than locals, producing up to twice as much waste as local residents in some areas.
Responsible Purchasing for Tourism
Responsible sourcing of products and services minimizes environmental and social impacts and keeps money circulating in the local communities. By adopting responsible purchasing practices, tourism businesses can reduce their environmental footprint and support local communities.
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