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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! …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Member Spotlight: Tourism Kingston Visitor Information Centre

Located in the unique and historic city of Kingston, Ontario, The Tourism Kingston Visitor Information Centre is certified Bronze 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? Located in the heart of downtown Kingston, near the shore of …

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Newsletter, October 2023

NEWLY CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE TOURISM MEMBERS Bruce Grey Simcoe (RTO7) — Silver Destination Sherbrooke — Silver Kermodei Tourism — Bronze [ Learn more about certification ] ________________________________________________________________________________ GREENSTEP APPROVED AS AN AFFILIATE MEMBER OF THE UNITED NATIONS WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION We are thrilled to share that earlier this month GreenStep was officially approved as an affiliate member of the …

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Sherbrooke Marks its Position as a Leader in Sustainable Tourism in Québec

Sherbrooke – Tuesday, October 24: On October 20, Sherbrooke became the first destination in Québec, to be officially certified in sustainable tourism by GreenStep, with criteria recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  After a long and rigorous qualification process, it was with great satisfaction that …

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Member Spotlight: Algonquin Fly Fishing Premium Guide Service

Offering unique, customized and client-centred fly fishing adventures, Algonquin Fly Fishing is Eastern Ontario’s premium guide service. Algonquin Fly Fishing Premium Guide Service 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? We offer unique, customized, fly …

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GreenStep Approved As An Affiliate Member Of The United Nations World Tourism Organization

Joins 39 new members from Africa, the Americas, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East Samarkand, Uzbekistan: Today, at the 25th Session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Kelowna, British Columbia-based GreenStep Solutions’ candidature as an Affiliate Member of the UNWTO was officially approved.“The UNWTO …

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