Events

GreenStep Events

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

Tourism Industry Events

IMPACT Sustainable Travel & Tourism 2022

Back for its 5th year, IMPACT is presented by a partnership between Destination Greater Victoria, Synergy Enterprises, Tartan Bond Integrated Communications and Starrboard Enterprises. This conference recognizes the significant economic and environmental footprint of tourism in Canada, and seeks to encourage a national dialogue on aligning our tourism industry with its sustainable vision.

Join GreenStep CEO Angela Nagy at the 2022 Impact Sustainable Travel & Tourism conference to learn how we are supporting tourism businesses on their sustainability journeys.

Date: May 8th - 11th, 2022 Victoria, BC

Destinations International Annual Convention

The past two years have been filled with extraordinary challenges, brought on by a global pandemic. But through a series of additional challenges - budget cuts, global elections, social unrest and injustices and natural disasters - the world of destination organizations has completely changed. Destination leaders must look for solutions for a post-pandemic recovery by rolling up their sleeves and coming together with stakeholders to cultivate an innovative approach to and solutions that will advance the good work they do on behalf of the communities they serve.

Date: July 19th - 21st, 2022
Location: Toronto, Canada

Sustainability Events

If you have a sustainability-related event that would benefit tourism businesses or destinations, please contact support@greenstep.ca

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