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GreenStep Solutions Launches First Canadian Single-Use Plastic Free Certification Program

New Sustainability Program to Benefit Canadian Tourism and Hospitality Sector [August 30th, 2022 – Kelowna, Canada] GreenStep Solutions Inc., a leader in helping small to medium-sized enterprises measure and improve their sustainability performance, has announced their new Single-Use Plastic Free Certification. “We are thrilled to be supporting hotels and tourism businesses to measure, reduce, and …

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How to engage guests and visitors on your sustainability journey

This year, in the spirit of World Tourism Day, we were challenged to rethink tourism.  This theme builds on the global effort to spark productive conversations about rethinking tourism for development, the impact tourism has on our planet, and to motivate leaders to find opportunities to continue to grow the industry in a more sustainable …

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A Challenge to Tourism Industry Leaders in Canada and Beyond

September 27th is World Tourism Day. While the tourism industry is on the rebound from the pandemic, there are still plenty of challenges ahead related to future proofing and rebuilding the industry in a way that is more resilient to future risks and impacts.  It’s no surprise that this year’s World Tourism Day theme, “Rethinking …

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Canadian Travel Press: A Conversation With GreenStep Solutions

This article originally appeared in Canadian Travel Press. In this issue of Canadian Travel Press, Angela Nagy, CEO of GreenStep Solutions observes that: “Over the past decade or two, there have been many terms used to describe tourism that is better for people and the environment. Some of the most common terms include eco-tourism, responsible …

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Tires, wires, and a whole lot of plastic: Spirit of the West Adventures concludes Marine Debris Clean-Up Project

If the average Gray Whale weighs between 40,000 to 60,000 pounds (we’re talking 4 to 5 elephants), let’s imagine for a moment what that would look like in waste. Now, double it. Spirit of the West Adventures, Sustainable Tourism Certified member and sea kayaking operator based out of Vancouver Island, collected over 100,000 pounds of …

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Measuring Sustainability: The State of the Canadian Tourism Industry

Sustainability has increasingly become an important value for visitors and is a key component of successful tourism businesses and a thriving tourism industry.  In 2021, GreenStep launched the Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge in partnership with the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, encouraging tourism businesses and destinations across the country to measure their sustainability performance using …

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Kootenay Rockies Tourism Becomes First Sustainable Tourism Certified Destination in Canada

KELOWNA, BC CANADA – The Kootenay Rockies region is the first destination to be certified by GreenStep Sustainable Tourism, the first and only Canadian-based provider of tourism industry certifications for both tourism businesses and destinations.  The certification process included an assessment with a GreenStep Assessor who reviewed and discussed with Kootenay Rockies Tourism (KRT), the …

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GreenStep Offers Students Experiential Learning Opportunity in Partnership with UPEI

    GreenStep has recently begun working in collaboration with UPEI instructor, Dee Enright, to deliver a hands-on learning experience by offering students the opportunity to observe and participate in the formal Sustainable Tourism Certification process of five Canadian tourism businesses. The 4th year course, Sustainable Tourism Development, looks at the critical components of a sustainable tourism industry. Students …

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GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard Achieves GSTC-Recognition

    The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Standards are used by GreenStep Solutions in their assessment and verification programs which provide tools, resources, and consultative support to destinations and businesses across the tourism industry. …

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GreenStep Accepted Into Competitive United Nations Accelerator Program

KELOWNA, BC CANADA – November 16, 2021 Kelowna-based GreenStep Solutions has been selected out of hundreds of applicants, as one of only ten companies in Canada to be accepted into the United Nations (UN) Global Compact Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Ambition Programme. GreenStep will participate in a six-month accelerator that aims to challenge and support …

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