Green Destination

GreenTravel.ie will recognise a Destination as a Green Destination if it can achieve the base criteria as set out within the Green Destination Guide that is available to download on this page

At the core of this programme are the following;

  • The Destination must make a formal application to GT.ie to be recognised as a Green Destination
  • Sufficient tourism & hospitality businesses must have achieved at least one of the GT.ie Recognised Programmes
  • The destination must agree to implement the Greener Festivals & Events Programme for all destination festivals/major public tourism events
  • All businesses within the Green Destination are listed on the GreenTravel.ie website (See GreenTravel.ie pages within this website for more information)

 

Green Destinations actively promote the synergy’s that exist between the Tidy Towns Programme and Green Destinations and encourages destinations to incorporate Tidy Towns as an integral part of the destination engagement.  By implementing the Green Destination programme a town can add vital points to the following scoring sections

– Community Involvement & Planning

– Sustainable Waste & Resource Management

– Tidiness & Litter Control

 

Green Destinations actively supports the principles of Responsible Purchasing – Local, Regional, National and when imported – Responsibly Sourced.  There are a number of internationally recognised branded organisations that endorse responsible suppliers – Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, etc.. –  these principles should be embedded within the destination. Fair Trade towns will already have an advantage.

Green Destination Programme Downloads

Green Destination Guide

Green Destination Application Form – Download here

Information Downloads

Failte Ireland – Business Sustainability and the Environment

Failte Ireland – Green Marketing Toolkit

Fairtrade – Towns – Goals and Guidelines

Tidy Towns – Sustainable Waste & Resource Management

USA – Philadelphia – Beginners Guide to Sustainable Businesses