NEWLY CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE TOURISM MEMBERS
GREENSTEP ACHIEVES CLIMATE NEUTRAL CERTIFICATION
We are happy to share that GreenStep has become Climate Neutral Certified!
Since 2011, GreenStep has been measuring our carbon footprint and purchasing carbon offsets. While reduction is the top priority, and we have several policies in place to reduce our carbon footprint, like most businesses and organizations we have a long way to go to achieve net zero. That is why in 2023, we chose to neutralize the emissions we can’t reduce with carbon offsets that meet the rigorous requirements of Climate Neutral.
We’re proud to be part of this movement and invite you to get involved at www.changeclimate.org or reach out to us for a free consultation about how to take climate action within your own business or organization.
SIGNATORY SPOTLIGHT: TOURISM HR CANADA
“Taking concrete, measurable actions to secure a vibrant future for our planet is not a choice; it’s a responsibility.”
Last month Tourism HR Canada signed the Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge, and as a key player in developing the tourism workforce, it is incredible to have a national organization, such as Tourism HR Canada supporting our mission to build a more sustainable tourism industry!
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT — TOURISM KINGSTON VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
Located in the unique and historic city of Kingston, Ontario, The Tourism Kingston Visitor Information Centre is certified BRONZE with GreenStep Sustainable Tourism.
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SUPPORTING SUSTAINABILITY FOR SMALLER BUSINESSES
“Literally, we want to save the world: help companies drive down their carbon footprint and other impacts, while also working on regenerative strategies to heal the things we’ve damaged. To achieve real sustainability, it’s about creating an environment where everyone and everything can thrive.”
We are honoured to be featured in the November edition of Business In Focus — highlighting our fearless leader, Angela Nagy, president & CEO of GreenStep; the experiences that shaped her passion for sustainability; how GreenStep came to be; and our journey towards helping businesses improve their sustainability performance over the last 15 years.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A GREENSTEP SUSTAINABLE TOURISM CERTIFIED BUSINESS OR DESTINATION?
Businesses can choose to work with GreenStep in a variety of ways, based on their level of interest, availability, capacity, and their goals as they relate to sustainability.
From our free sustainability assessment score, to GreenStep Certification, to customized consulting, training, and workshops, our team works with businesses of all sizes and is here to support businesses on their sustainability journey, with the use of GreenStep sustainable tourism framework and our industry-specific tools, resources, and programs.
If your business is interested in starting the journey towards certification, we invite you to download our updated Business Certification Guide to learn more about the process.
HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR THE MEMBER COMMUNITY HUB?
An exclusive platform, available only to GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Certified Members, the Hub is full of sustainability information, guidebooks, industry events, a community forum and more!
If you haven’t already registered, check your inbox for an email from our Member Community Hub inviting you to set up a password for your account.
Did you know?
One of the benefits of being a GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Certified Member is access to a complimentary 1-on-1 support session from our Sustainable Tourism specialist team! Members are able to book their session through the Member Community Hub.
NOVEMBER’S SUSTAINABLE TOURISM 2030 PLEDGE SIGNATORIES
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!
UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS
Presented by: A partnership between Destination Greater Victoria, Synergy Enterprises, Tartan Bond Integrated Communications and Starrboard Enterprises
Date: January 21-24, 2024
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Details: IMPACT is a collaborative national dialogue on innovation. Do you:
- Design policies that affect tourism?
- Teach a tourism and hospitality course?
- Care about tourism’s positive or negative impacts on communities?
- Believe the positive, sustainable growth of tourism in Canada is a key economic driver?
Then IMPACT is for you!
Interested in learning more about how GreenStep Sustainable Tourism can help your tourism business or destination? Feel free to reach out at any time to chat, or schedule a free consult today: 1-800-469-7830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.