Last week at Green Tourism Canada, we received an email from a member about sustainable purchasing. She was wondering if we had a list of “green suppliers” in her area that she could consider purchasing from. I decided to pick... Read More >
Spring is the perfect time to check in on those green business goals we keep waxing poetic about over here at Green Tourism Canada, and it’s also a great time to check in on your progress. Why? Well, it’s been... Read More >
Released today , the 2016 WWF Living Planet Report, written in conjunction with the Zoological Society of London, says wildlife populations are set to continue their dramatic decline, ending with only 1/3 f of the species populations of 1970. Yikes! This study... Read More >
When you are busy running your tourism business, purchasing decisions are often made based on familiarity of the supplier or lowest cost. Whether it’s printer paper, equipment, furniture, linens, apparel, energy, food and beverage or gift shop items, have you... Read More >
The best part about summer is taking a vacation away from your every day life to explore new places, experience new cultures and to relax and unwind. No matter where you go, or which activities or accommodations you choose, it’s... Read More >
Vancouver Island is an outdoor playground, attracting adventure seekers, extreme athletes and wilderness lovers from around the world. Vancouver Island is the largest island in North America, and continues to retain the prestigious and long-time status as the Best Island... Read More >
With go green ideas, businesses often switch from ‘non-green’ products to another. But the terms ‘organic’ or ‘Fairtrade’ can become vague when assessing the products you should switch to vs. the cost difference.
With so many certifications out there for all... Read More >
Even though Canada has 1/5 of the world's fresh water, and a reliable source of clean drinking water, we still see bottled water in many ecotourism businesses across the country. Why? Because it provides a more reliable and predictable water source for many places, and satisfies customers... Read More >
We all know how easy it is to go overboard this holiday season. Whether you're preparing for the holidays at home or at work, here are some eco friendly ideas to help you do everything you love during the holidays, while consciously... Read More >
Canadian travellers ARE making earth-friendly decisions when deciding where to travel.
The environment seems to be top of mind for Canadian travellers. A 2012 study from Expedia showed over 75% of respondents were not only aware that the hotel industry is making efforts to... Read More >
Fair Trade... does everyone know what this term means? This might be the first question at the beginning of a social science class. The teacher, standing at the front of the room, is squinting impatiently, waiting for someone to answer, while... Read More >
May is busy with wine festivals, sprouting vines and wine enthusiasts visiting in hoards. There are some really easy things you can do to get noticed for your green efforts on a lot of different levels if you're not doing so... Read More >
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