Viewing entries tagged with 'sustainability'
1. They don't document their plans
Many small businesses rely on a couple of people running them. They have plans, but they are all in their heads. Documenting business plans and procedures is important to reduce risks and ensure business sustainability. Writing down your processes and strategies makes you think of what you’re doing (and what you’re not doing) so that you can make better decisions and more easily introduce someone new to the business.
The tourism industry is constantly evolving and whilst we recognise the need for operators to implement responsible practices, it is also important for travellers to minimise their carbon footprint and to travel responsibly. The packing and planning process of a holiday is an exciting time, but sustainability considerations are often not front of mind. By implementing a few of these easy ideas, you’ll be able to travel more cheaply, more easily and with less of an impact on the places you visit.
It’s happened to the best of us. You’re at a dinner, or an event, and everyone starts talking about a topic you don’t really know enough about, like the latest digital surveillance technology in China* or the most recent episode of The Bachelor. You wish you could contribute to the conversation, but you don’t, because you’d risk giving away that you haven’t been keeping up with the chit chat around the water cooler.
This Saturday night at 8.30pm, cities all around the world will turn their lights off for one hour and turn their attention to planet Earth. Beginning in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has rapidly become a global movement where hundreds of millions of people across the globe come together to demand greater action on climate change. Since its introduction 11 years ago, the event had grown to unite over 7,000 cities and towns across 187 countries and territories making Earth Hour, a staple of environmental awareness for the future of our planet.
It’s the end of January, and if you’re in the 50% of the Australian population that set new year’s resolutions for 2018, you may or may not already be doubting whether you’re going to last the distance.
If you demand more from your next eco adventure, why not be a part of one of the most significant conservation programs in Australia.
This week Ecotourism Australia welcomes its newest certified operators: Live Ningaloo, who have just achieved Advanced Ecotourism Certification.
The 13-19th of November 2017 is National Recycling Week! This is an annual event that gives individuals, councils and businesses the opportunity to learn more and become better recyclers. We have taken this opportunity to highlight the importance of recycling in the tourism industry.