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Ten Ways to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Tourism Business

While there are many ways tourism businesses can reduce their carbon footprint within its operations, one of the biggest opportunities by far is related to transportation: as guests travel to your destination, as they enjoy their experiences, and even the travel choices made among your own staff. Transportation is the largest contributor to global warming, and …

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Reducing Carbon Emissions from Guest Travel

Does it matter how your guests arrive? They made it to your  location, they are enjoying their experience, so why should it matter? In the end, guests will still enjoy what you offer, but what if there were a few things  you could do to start shifting their perspective on how they travel to you? A recent Travelocity …

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Top 12 Ways to Save Energy in your Tourism Business

GreenStep Sustainable Tourism recently conducted a survey in partnership with the Tourism Industry Associations of Canada, Ontario and British Columbia. We wanted to find out what information tourism businesses and organizations would find the most valuable when it comes to sustainability. In the face of rising energy costs and carbon prices, saving money on energy …

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Energy Saving Tips For Your Green Business

Finding ways to conserve energy will not only move your green tourism business in a more sustainable direction, but will also save you money immediately. Energy bills (from lighting, heating and cooling buildings/facilities) are usually some of the most significant costs for businesses. Creating energy conservation policies for your business and investing in energy-saving infrastructure …

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5 Free Ways to Improve Sustainability in Business

There are numerous myths about what it means for businesses to improve their sustainability performance. But research shows that if you don’t go green you will be left behind. Go green ideas may be easier to implement than you think, and doesn’t have to be a long and tedious process. In fact there are a number of ways to …

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Do Carbon Offsets Really Help?

By Erich Schwartz, GreenStep Solutions Pandemic restrictions are almost gone, summer has returned to the northern hemisphere, and tourism businesses are bracing for, yet looking forward to, the beginning of the long recovery. But there’s a catch. As we look to get back to “normal”, the Canadian government has released its 2030 Emission Reduction Plan …

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Measuring Sustainability: Tourism Congress Carbon Footprint & the State of the Canadian Tourism Industry

Written by Angela Nagy For the first time ever, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), in partnership with GreenStep Solutions, is measuring the carbon footprint of the 2021 Tourism Congress. This will help TIAC to better understand its environmental impacts and what opportunities exist to reduce these impacts for future national events.  The carbon …

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Carbon Prices On the Rise: How and Why to Measure the Carbon Footprint of Your Hotel or Tourism Business

By Angela Nagy, CEO, GreenStep Solutions With the re-election of a Liberal minority government in Canada, carbon pricing, which is supported by a wide range of academic, public sector, energy executives, and other business leaders, is here to stay and it’s on the rise. If you want to better understand the risks and opportunities that …

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Energy Saving Tips For Tourism Businesses: Summer 2020 Edition

Disclaimer: This blog post originally appeared as two separate posts on the Sustainable Tourism blog (here and here). We’ve pulled elements from each to provide you with a summer-specific edition!  For many tourism-based businesses, summertime is the time! But with warmer temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere also comes increased energy consumption, through things like swimming …

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Carbon Footprint Reduction: 10 Tips to Draw Down (2020)

While there are many ways tourism businesses can reduce their carbon footprint within its operations, one of the biggest opportunities by far is related to transportation: as guests travel to your destination, as they enjoy their experiences, and even the travel choices made among your own staff. Transportation is the largest contributor to global warming, …

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