Green Destination 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 ( to be recognised as a Green Destination
  • Sufficient tourism & hospitality businesses must have achieved at least one of the 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 website (See pages within this website for more information)

Green Destinations actively promote the synergy’s that exist between the Tidy Towns Programme and Sustainable Tourism 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 Programme Outline 2018-19

Green Destination Application Form

Other 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