GreenStep Events

More webinars and events will be announced soon – stayed tuned! Visit our past events section below for recorded events.

Tourism Industry Events

2023 CWSAA Spring Conference & Trade Show

Registration for the annual CWSAA Spring Conference & Trade Show is now open. Participate in many great conference sessions, including: The Future of Travel, Reconciliation with Indigenous People, Implementing Responsible Stewardship and more. The Conference and Trade Show provides a great opportunity for Associate Members to build relationships with other Members and showcase their products and services. Each year, industry leaders are recognized during the 2023 CWSAA Awards.

Date: April 25-27, 2023
Location: Whistler Conference Centre, BC, Canada

The BCHA Summit

The BCHA Summit is back and will bring together BC’s accommodation and business community to reach a new peak of industry excellence. Join us for a two-day forum, featuring a curated marketplace of over 40 vendors; engaging keynotes and breakout sessions; an industry reception at BNA Brewing Co.; and the BC Hotel Association Awards of Excellence!

Date: May 1-2, 2023
Location: Kelowna, BC, Canada

IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism – ONTARIO: A Regional Event

The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario is pleased to execute the first-ever IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism – ONTARIO: A Regional Event, taking place at Queen’s University Biosciences Complex in Kingston, Ontario, from May 7th to 9th, 2023. In alliance with IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism - SUMMIT Victoria, we are excited to share with you the inaugural IMPACT Regional Event program, showcasing thought-leaders of the tourism industry across Ontario. This 2 day event will bring together thought-leaders, destinations, and operators from across Ontario who are committed to making the tourism industry more sustainable. The programming highlights will include international best practices, invaluable resources, new research in sustainable tourism, and more!

Date: May 7-9, 2023
Location: Kingston, ON, Canada

Sustainability Events

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Past Events

Webinar: Introduction to Sustainability for Tourism Businesses

Join GreenStep for this informative webinar to learn how your business, and the planet, can benefit from assessing your sustainability performance.

Improve your knowledge on sustainability as a topic and build an understanding of the assessment criteria specific to the tourism industry and what is measured within the environmental, social and cultural, and economic aspects of your business.

Dates: September 21st, 2021, & October 5th, 2021

Webinar: How to Create a Sustainability Action Plan

This webinar will provide tools for tourism businesses to develop and implement a sustainability management plan into their operations. Businesses will learn how to:

  • Analyze sustainability data to identify quick wins
  • Create a set of realistic and achievable goals to improve sustainability performance
  • Build an effective action plan to pursue your goals
  • Engage your team to integrate your sustainability plan in your daily operations

    Date: Wednesday November 24th, 2021, 10:00am - 11:00am PST
  • Webinar: Carbon Footprint Measurement, Reduction and Offsetting 101

    Join GreenStep for this informative webinar to learn about the technical side of carbon measurement. We will also cover carbon reduction tactics and how to offset what you can’t reduce.

    By 2030 the price of carbon will increase fossil fuel-related operating costs by 30% to 100%, not including cost increases related to inflation. To get ahead of the carbon risk to your business, it will be important to understand your carbon footprint and make a plan to reduce it.

    Date: Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST

    Webinar: Sharing Your Sustainability Story: A Conversation With Tourism Industry Leaders

    Join GreenStep for an open dialogue on how to responsibly market and differentiate your sustainability story. We are thrilled to be joined by a panel of Sustainable Tourism members, who have distinguished themselves as leaders in this area and are willing to share their experiences.

    This webinar aims to help you gain confidence to share your sustainability initiatives through transparent communication practices, to help you engage with staff and visitors, and learn how to publicly report on progress towards your sustainability goals.

    Joining us as panelists will be Spirit of the West Adventures, Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort, and Elmhirst's Resort,.

    Date: March 29th, 11:30am - 12:30pm PST / 2:30pm - 3:30 EST