The Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge is a commitment to improve the sustainability performance of your tourism business or destination between now and 2030, in an effort to create a more sustainable future for the tourism industry!
JUNE’S SUSTAINABLE TOURISM 2030 PLEDGE SIGNATORIES
THIS MONTH’S CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE TOURISM MEMBERS
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT — JIREH HILLS FAMILY HOMESTEAD
“A family-run homestead located in the rolling hills of the Sydenham River and farmland of southwestern Ontario” — Jireh Hills Family Homestead is certified Silver with GreenStep Sustainable Tourism.
Continue reading to learn more about their journey towards sustainability:
TOP SUSTAINABILITY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
FROM THE GREENSTEP TEAM
This month we wanted to put together a list of book recommendations, to share as a resource for those interested in learning more about climate change, sustainability, or other related issues. We asked the GreenStep team for their favourite reads, and we were able to compile a list of amazing titles and authors.
LANDSCAPE SUSTAINABILITY FOR THIS SUMMER’S TOURISM SEASON
“Others may be unaware of the role wildflowers play for pollinators and in supporting ecosystem resilience. I am not afraid to admit that I was once ignorant to the benefits of wildflowers; but I have changed and with my newfound perspective, I hope that others can learn from my experience too.”
Combining science, best practice and personal experience, ‘An Easy Spring/Summer Win for Sustainable Tourism’, authored by GreenStep’s Adam Kunis, offers a fresh perspective on the value of weeds and wildflowers in our local ecosystems.
Are you taking part in Plastic Free July®?
Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.
One way tourism businesses and destinations can take action is by acquiring GreenStep’s Single-Use Plastic Free Certification. The certification helps organizations to identify single-use plastics within their operations, and offers support and resources to implement change, review policies and practices, and swap single-use plastics with sustainable alternatives.
How will you take part in Plastic Free July?
UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS
Hosted by: B Local Vancouver
Date: July 13, 2023
Location: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna
Details: This event presents a unique opportunity to join your local B Corp community in engaging conversations, gaining valuable insights, and forging meaningful connections. Don’t miss out on this chance to make a difference, expand your knowledge, and enjoy a memorable evening at the Summerhill Pyramid Winery.
Hosted by: Destinations International
Date: July 18-20, 2023
Location: Dallas, Texas
Details: The world of destination marketing and management is now completely different. Destination organization leaders of today must have a renewed focus on solutions to tackle the challenges of showcasing organizational strength and resilience that create welcoming communities and increase resident engagement. Now is the time to revisit the values of destination organizations through destination stewardship and workforce development programs to retain top talent. With the ever-changing landscape of destination issues, leaders must work with stakeholders on innovative approaches to crisis response and the evolution of digital marketing platforms. Starting with our Annual Convention and extending throughout all of our summits and other events, this next year will be about reimagining the work we do – welcome to “The Year of RE”.