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The disruption of the hospitality and tourism industry by COVID-19 has led to a drastic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. While the decline in greenhouse gas emissions benefits the environment, lockdowns and social distancing are not viable long-term strategies to combat global warming. Effective long-term strategies involve tourism businesses assessing and reducing carbon emissions generated by their operations.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Climate change is a reality and in case you didn’t know, tourism currently makes up 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Whilst the challenge to combat rising temperatures and reduce our global carbon footprint can often feel intimidatingly huge, it’s actually pretty simply to make a few little changes in your life and business that will reduce, if not completely erase, your carbon footprint.
Sourcing environmentally friendly products and adopting sustainable supply chain practices can reduce your environmental impact and encourage environmentally friendly habits. Some of our Business Members have developed products and services designed to reduce costs, waste and carbon emissions – all from the comfort of the kitchen. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight a few of these initiatives aimed at contributing to a sustainable food system and demonstrating responsible environmental practices.
Congratulations Intrepid Travel on your 6th year anniversary for becoming one of the biggest carbon neutral travel companies in the world.
After a lot of hard work, dedication and with the help of Canopy, Calypso Star Charter has managed to offset 100% of their carbon emissions relating to vessel propulsion, shore power, office, company travel, passenger transfers (hotel to vessel) and bait storage.
Climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and the effects of global warming are a fact. A large portion of industries contribute to these emissions, some more than others, and likewise, some are affected more than others. Tourism is both.
Carbon management expert Conversio has joined Ecotourism Australia as our newest business member.
Congratulations to Fun Over Fifty for their recent upgrade to Advanced Ecotourism and for achieving Climate Action Leader certification!