TAKE THE FIRST STEP IN YOUR SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY,
TAKE THE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM 2030 PLEDGE
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!
MAY’S SUSTAINABLE TOURISM 2030 PLEDGE SIGNATORIES
THIS MONTH’S CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE TOURISM MEMBERS
Tourism Kingston Visitors Centre — Bronze
ONTARIO’S HURON, PERTH, WATERLOO & WELLINGTON REGION (RTO 4) BECOMES THE FIRST REGIONAL DESTINATION TO BE AWARDED GREENSTEP’S SUSTAINABLE TOURISM CERTIFICATION IN THE PROVINCE
After an 8 month process, we are excited to join the Regional Tourism Office for Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington (RTO4) in announcing their achievement in becoming the first destination in Ontario to be awarded GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism Destination Certification.
By way of a rigorous assessment, review, and verification process, Huron, Perth, Waterloo, and Wellington has been awarded a bronze level grading.
We congratulate Regional Tourism Organization 4 Inc. (RTO4) on this remarkable achievement, and look forward to seeing their progress over the coming years, as they continue to support the tourism industry throughout their region.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT — CLONMEL CASTLE
After 7 years of restoration, Clonmel Castle is one of the most outstanding Estates in Norfolk County. It is a luxurious all-inclusive experience, located in Port Dover, Ontario.
Clonmel Castle is certified Silver with GreenStep Sustainable Tourism.
Continue reading to learn more about their journey towards sustainability:
ON THE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM BLOG — WHAT IS WASTE ‘DIVERSION’?
Here at the GreenStep Solutions, Inc. headquarters in Kelowna, British Columbia, waste generated by local businesses can be diverted from the landfill in multiple ways.
But what about businesses that are located throughout Canada? What should you and your employees know about waste diversion and how to get this process of reducing and diverting waste streams started in your organization?
2023 BCHA Summit
To kick off the month of May our team attended the BC Hotel Association Summit in Kelowna, British Columbia.
We loved being out in our community, and connecting with the hotel industry!
GREENSTEP AT THE IMPACT CONFERENCE IN KINGSTON
This month the GreenStep team attended the first ever regional IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism – ONTARIO: A Regional Event, in Kingston, Ontario.
Our President & CEO, Angela Nagy, was one of three emcees at the event, and also lead an insightful breakout session focused on decarbonization, and she was joined by team members Jenn Burling and Emily Clark.
Over the course of 3 days we had the opportunity to network, learn and connect with businesses, destinations, organizations and leaders in the tourism industry. We listened to many inspiring discussions surrounding challenges and innovations within the industry — including an impactful presentation on the future of tourism from Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, Randy Boissonnault.
Congratulations to Tourism Industry Association of Ontario for hosting an incredible event — we were so thrilled to be apart of it!
THE 2023 GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE TOURISM CONFERENCE
From May 9th to 12th, GreenStep’s Shaylyn Robertson attended the annual Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Conference in Türkiye, where she joined other sustainable tourism professionals and stakeholders for 3 days of networking, panel discussions and workshops.
Featuring a line up of incredible speakers, this year’s conference focused on themes of Destination Stewardship, Hotel Sustainability, Sustainable Experiences, and more.
We were so thrilled to have Shaylyn attend, and represent GreenStep at the event, and we look forward to hearing more about her takeaways from the experience!
GREENSTEP IS HIRING
We are looking to add these positions to our growing team:
Greenhouse Gas & Life Cycle Assessment Technician [ Apply for this position ]
Greenhouse Gas & Life Cycle Assessment Specialist [ Apply for this position ]
Manager, Carbon & Life Cycle Assessments [ Apply for this position ]
Please click on the link to view the full job posting & to submit an application.
If you have the right experience & credentials, and are passionate about sustainability — we’d love to hear from you!
UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS
Co-produced by: Destination Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada
Date: May 30-June 2, 2023
Location: Québec City Convention Centre, QC, Canada
Details: This event is Canada’s signature tourism marketplace where international travel trade connects with our country’s leading tourism industry partners. RVC creates an exciting opportunity to greet international buyers while showcasing the beauty and warm hospitality of this country, as well as the truly meaningful travel experiences across each province and territory.