fbpx

sustainabletourism2030

Navigating Sustainability Claims: How the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, EU Green Claims Directive, and Canadian Sustainability Disclosure Standards will Impact the Tourism Industry

GreenStep’s team has just returned from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) conference in Stockholm, Sweden. A significant focus of discussion at the conference was the pending changes happening at the European Union (EU) level, and how this will impact the green claims of tourism businesses and destinations marketing to a European audience. The Need …

Navigating Sustainability Claims: How the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, EU Green Claims Directive, and Canadian Sustainability Disclosure Standards will Impact the Tourism Industry Read More »

Climate Leadership: Examples from Canadian Destination Management Organizations

Last year, we published an article highlighting the steps that Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) and tourism businesses can take to start measuring their organizational carbon footprint by completing a greenhouse gas inventory. An organizational carbon footprint looks at the greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) that result from operating a business or organization. Once the carbon footprint …

Climate Leadership: Examples from Canadian Destination Management Organizations Read More »

Member Spotlight: Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

“Located on a dramatic headland above the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean, Black Rock Oceanfront Resort is surrounded by the Wild Pacific Trail and the rugged rocky coast of West Vancouver Island.” Black Rock Oceanfront Resort is certified Silver with GreenStep Sustainable Tourism. Continue reading to learn more about their journey towards sustainability: Tell us …

Member Spotlight: Black Rock Oceanfront Resort Read More »

Navigating the Green Horizon: Unraveling the Nuances of Sustainable Tourism, Regenerative Tourism, and ESG

Written by Angela Nagy In recent years, the global travel and tourism industry has begun a paradigm shift towards more conscientious and responsible practices. The terms “sustainable tourism,” “regenerative tourism,” and “ESG” (Environmental, Social, and Governance) have become an important part of tourism discourse, reflecting a growing awareness of the opportunity to harness tourism as …

Navigating the Green Horizon: Unraveling the Nuances of Sustainable Tourism, Regenerative Tourism, and ESG Read More »

Newsletter, November 2023

NEWLY CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE TOURISM MEMBERS Gulf Island Seaplanes — Bronze Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort — Platinum Great Wolf Lodge — Bronze Wicked Wine Tours — Gold Le Ricaneux — Bronze Camerises Mistouk — Bronze Ferme Langlois — Bronze [ Learn more about certification ] ________________________________________________________________________________ GREENSTEP ACHIEVES CLIMATE NEUTRAL CERTIFICATION We are happy to share that GreenStep has become Climate Neutral Certified! …

Newsletter, November 2023 Read More »

Member Spotlight: Klahoose Wilderness Resort

“Embracing the natural and the supernatural spirits of the land and its People” — an all-inclusive, eco-resort, Klahoose Wilderness Resort is certified Silver with GreenStep Sustainable Tourism. Continue reading to learn more about their journey towards sustainability: Tell us a bit about your business. What makes you different? Nestled within British Columbia’s pristine Desolation Sound, north of …

Member Spotlight: Klahoose Wilderness Resort Read More »

Destination Stewardship: Examples of 7 Best Practices in Action

Summary: This blog addresses destination stewardship and climate action, showcasing examples of the seven best practices leading tourism destinations are taking to improve their sustainability performance. Tourism businesses can follow these same steps within their own organizations, just on a smaller scale.  Contributed by: Angela Nagy Destination sustainability, also known as destination stewardship, and measuring …

Destination Stewardship: Examples of 7 Best Practices in Action Read More »

GreenStep x Business In Focus: Supporting Sustainability for Smaller Businesses

When Angela Nagy was 18, she was hired to coordinate grants to build an interpretive greenway trail along Mission Creek in Kelowna, British Columbia, about four and a half hours northeast of Vancouver. The aim was to protect the ecosystem of the creek and support community learning about native species, history, and conservation. What she …

GreenStep x Business In Focus: Supporting Sustainability for Smaller Businesses Read More »

Tourism HR Canada: A Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge Signatory

English | French Provide a brief background/overview on your business/organization. Tourism HR Canada is a pan-Canadian organization with a mandate aimed at building a world-leading tourism workforce. It facilitates, coordinates, and enables human resource development activities that support a globally competitive and sustainable industry and foster the development of a dynamic and resilient workforce. The …

Tourism HR Canada: A Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge Signatory Read More »