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21 New Year Resolutions

GHP Comment: Whilst these are primarily aimed at Sustainability Professionals they are a good checklist for any business to go through and ask – How are we doing? You may be shocked at how few real sustainability actions your business is engaged in. In this decade of Sustainability will your business or brand survive and […]

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WTTC puts the Environment front and centre in the Recovery

GHP Comment: The World Travel & Tourism Council recently published a roadmap to recovery that included 9 Sustainable Tourism areas to focus on, supporting the Un Sustainable Development Goals. 4 of these are specifically relevant to Ireland – Climate Friendly Travel, Carbon Neutrality by 2050, Environmental Action and Reducing Plastics and Food Waste – where […]

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Ireland Whistles as the World Burns

GHP Comment: As Europe sets even more challenging climate action targets Ireland is identified as being amongst the worst of the world’s developed countries when it comes to responding to the climate crisis. Our only saving grace has been the expansion of wind energy – We are identified amongst the European “outliers” – linking us […]

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To Recovery & Beyond: The Future of Travel & Tourism in the Wake of COVID-19

World Travel & Tourism Council identifies 4 intertwined trends that will support the sector now and build its resilience into the future. (GHP comment: Not surprisingly Sustainability is one of these trends) The 4 trends are; Demand Evolution, Health & Hygiene, Innovation & Digitisation and Sustainability WTTC Website Click Here

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A Sustainable Future for Tourism Requires Kicking the Bucket (List)

GHP Comment: An interesting article – The Tourism Sector needs to marry its recovery with clear environmental and climate sustainability messages – as opposed to just rushing back for growth – How are we doing in Ireland with our Environmental Sustainability messaging? Take some time out to search for the strong environmental sustainability message about […]

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Savour Food Online Tool

The new online tool will serve as an invaluable resource for businesses who wish to take steps to reduce food waste and measure their progress in doing so. Reaching out to new audiences will further generate local interest and capacity around food waste prevention and reduction. The Savour Food e-tool has been tested with industry stakeholders […]

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Cornell – Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index 2020: Carbon, Energy, and Water

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Driving Resiliency and Sustainability in Hospitality: Five Priorities for 2021

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/panel/125000084.html Recovery, resilience, recalibration, or bouncing back are a few examples of keywords that are at the center of any discussion surrounding the hospitality industry’s economic prospects this past year. However uncertain the economic future may be, major crises of earth systems are unabated to date. While similarities exist between resiliency and sustainability  (i.e. both concepts refer to the state of a system or […]

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Why Green Hotels are here to stay

An article from EnviroSolutions highlighting Hotel Doolin and their Green Journey – http://www.enviro-solutions.com/dailynews3/031220-hotel-doolin.html To hear Hotel Doolin’s story in full, tune into Episode One of 180 Degrees – a podcast brought to you by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and the Government of Ireland.

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Sustainable Tourism: Flying can help save the planet

GHP Comment: A thought provoking article and one the Irish Tourism Sector needs to be developing given the critical importance of flying to the sector. However, to validate such an argument the sector needs to show how effectively it addresses environmental sustainability – grossly lacking at present. We just want more slices of the cake […]

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