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Green Business Management

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 …

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Making a Splash: Tourism’s Role in Water Conservation

It’s that time of year again, where drought conditions worsen across the country, while floods threaten and devastate others. Based on where you are located and how strongly those conditions are present in your community, response to drought from municipalities varies from recommendations to improve water conservation, to legal restrictions and outright banning on certain …

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Building a Beautiful Business in a Sustainable World

Date: November 29th 2022  –  Read Time: 2 minutes  –  Author: Adam Kunis Swah’netk’qhu – Imagine waking up to a job you love; Waking up to a community that cares; Waking up to the sound of birds chirping, clean water, and a breath of fresh air. – This world exists. A magical land, safe-guarded by …

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The Business Case for Sustainable Tourism

“Sustainable tourism”, “going green”, “responsible tourism”.  When business owners think of these terms, they often associate them with being too time consuming, too complex or costing too much money. Consequently, many businesses and organizations miss out on the opportunity to significantly cut costs, increase revenue, and improve profitability. The fact is, a typical business with …

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Top 12 Ways to Save Energy in your Tourism Business

Originally published: 2018 Last updated: 2022 Author: Angela Nagy In the face of rising energy costs, carbon prices, and all the uncertainty we have experienced over the past several years, saving money on energy and doing something about climate change has been a big topic of discussion! However, with a myriad of green technology options, …

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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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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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