From the lights, sound systems, and kitchen equipment, events can easily zap a lot of energy and create a lot of waste. Conscious effort to reduce your event’s carbon footprint can make a big difference in helping the environment. Events don’t have to be waste-creating machines. Here are a few ways to make your event successful and sustainable.
Go Digital. To avoid the waste that comes from discarded maps, programs, and hand outs, go digital. Provide your guests with a soft copy before they arrive, or take advantage of technology to give them the same information on their tablet or smart phone. Guests will enjoy have all the information they need at their fingertips and you won’t be left with piles of printed material waste. Sigue leyendo →
NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas National Trust recently concluded a three year pilot demonstration project in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park through funding by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Full Size Project (FSP) on “Tourism and Coral Reef Health”.
One of the key objectives of the project was the development of a sustainable tourism model (STM) for the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park and its surrounding communities. The sustainable tourism model was completed in 2013 through a consultative process with a diverse group of stakeholders and experts who have expressed a strong desire to see it implemented in the Exuma Cays. Sigue leyendo →
El Instituto de Normas Técnicas de Costa Rica (Inteco) anunció hoy que cinco empresas serán declaradas carbono neutral, tal y como lo pide el programa del Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía (Minae), que busca que el país centroamericano alcance esa certificación en el año 2021.
Inteco, uno de los entes verificadores acreditados para declarar empresas carbono neutrales, informó por medio de un comunicado que las compañías Asuaire Travel, Caribe Hospitality, CoopeAnde Nº1 R.L., Popular Pensiones y la Asociación Cámara de Exportadores de Costa Rica (CADEXCO) son las que recibirán el sello. Sigue leyendo →
Emissions from deforestation and forest degradation are said to account for 10-17 percent of global emissions. of the most quick and cost-effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
It was under this premise that in 2007, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change agreed to develop a mechanism to see money channeled to tropical forested countries to incentivize them to adopt practices that reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (known as REDD+). Sigue leyendo →
CLIMATE change charity Winchester Action on Climate Change is inviting people to a talk by Alice Hooker-Stroud of the renowned Centre for Alternative Technology on how the UK can cut its carbon footprint to zero by 2030. Sigue leyendo →
Our planet’s cultural and natural heritage sites are irreplaceable sources of travel inspiration. They include destinations as unique and incredible as Peru’s Machu Picchu, East Africa’s Serengeti National Park, the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and the Pyramids of Egypt. These amazing places make up our world’s heritage and often appear on the top of many travelers’ “must see” lists.
We’re celebrating heritage this month at Solimar, and what better place to start than by highlighting UNESCO’s amazing collection of 981 World Heritage Sites! Since 1972, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has been spotlighting the planet’s most fascinating—and sometimes most threatened—places and civilizations.
A site is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site for many of the same reasons that millions of tourists choose to visit these places each year – they are incredible legacies left from our past and some of the most treasured spots on our planet. Given their popularity, responsibly managing tourism is an absolutely vital component to ensuring that they can be enjoyed by future generations. Developing tourism sustainably protects and maintains heritage sites, improves tourist experiences, and boosts local economies through generating increased opportunities from tourism.
Solimar has had the opportunity to contribute to managing tourism sustainably in and around several World Heritage sites over the years, including:
1) Panama/Costa Rica (La Amistad National Park): Solimar formalized a bi-national sustainable tourism alliance between Costa Rica and Panama to promote and further develop sustainable tourism activities in the transboundary region of Parque Internacional La Amistad. Alongside this alliance, Solimar facilitated the creation of “La Ruta Amistad”, a cultural route linking Costa Rica and Panama, and designed marketing materials to help visitors travel more sustainably. Learn more about our project here and be sure to download La Ruta Amistad Green Passport! Sigue leyendo →
Have you done your part today to reduce your carbon footprint? No? That’s OK – I always find great recommendations on how to offset carbon emissions on the inter-webs. Like this from President Obama:
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