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Green Business Management

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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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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How to Create a Sustainability Action Plan for Your Tourism Business

Did you know that small to mid-sized businesses with a well-planned sustainability strategy can increase their profits by up to 51%? Based on years of research and hands-on work with a wide range of businesses, author and speaker Bob Willard has identified that if a typical company were to use best-practice sustainability approaches, it could improve …

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The Why and How of Building a Green Team

Is your tourism business or organization interested in sustainability? If you haven’t already, the first thing you should do is engage your most important resource; your staff. Getting your team involved with or taking the lead role on your green initiatives can create multiple wins. Why? Businesses that establish and maintain a green team have been …

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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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