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5 Green Goals To Kick Off the New Year

It’s been almost two years of uncertainty and hardship as business leaders have faced the burdens and harsh realities of the pandemic. Despite what feels like a never-ending cycle of closures, restrictions and guidelines, it’s important to celebrate our past victories and set new goals and look to each other for inspiration throughout the coming …

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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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What Canada Needs: A Call To Political Parties

By Angela Nagy, CEO, GreenStep Solutions With the most recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, the warning is clear: Earth is warming faster than previously thought, and unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, preventing irreversible …

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Breaking Down the Business Case for Sustainable Tourism

By Angela Nagy, CEO, GreenStep Solutions Businesses with a well-planned sustainability strategy can increase their profits by 51% to 81%. Yet, when the terms “sustainable tourism”, “going green”, or “responsible tourism” come up in the boardroom, there is often an assumption that taking action in these areas will just lead to another line item on …

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The Top Seven Best Practices of Sustainable Tourism Destinations

This article originally appeared in the March 2021 edition of TIAC Talk. By Angela Nagy, CEO Over the past decade, I have been working with and researching how tourism organizations at the international, national, regional, and local level have been integrating sustainability. Through this work, seven best practices have emerged that we now use as …

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You’re Greener Than You Think: Five Steps to Finding and Sharing Your Unique Sustainability Story

This article originally appeared in the February 2021 edition of TIAC Talk. By Angela Nagy, CEO Deloitte was right. In their special feature publication Hospitality 2015: Game Changers or Spectators, Deloitte’s team of economic professionals spent a year researching, analyzing and interviewing tourism industry leaders about the future of tourism. One of their key findings …

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The Other Global Crisis: A Silver Lining for 2020

Contributed by Angela Nagy, CEO – this article originally appeared in the December 2020 edition of TIAC Talk Overshadowed by the impacts of COVID-19, there is another global crisis which poses even greater risks and financial repercussions for the tourism industry: climate change. Climate Change Crisis According to Dr. Daniel Scott (Professor and University Research …

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The Social, Environmental, and Economic Advantages of Virtual Events

This post originally appeared in the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s “TIAC Talk” November 2020 newsletter. By Angela Nagy At a time when industry conferences and events have gone virtual for the foreseeable future, how can we ensure that sustainability issues aren’t overlooked as just topics on the agenda? What advantages and opportunities has this …

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How Sustainable Tourism Can Accelerate COVID-19 Recovery

This post originally appeared in the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s “TIAC Talk” October 2020 newsletter. By Angela Nagy For many in the tourism industry, sustainability is the last thing on people’s minds. More urgent priorities like solvency, staffing, and sheer survival are dominating the discourse and keeping thousands of tourism industry executives and small …

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