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Green Hospitality will recognise a Destination as a Greener Destination when it achieves the required criteria as set out within this document.

At the core of this programme are the following minimum requirements;

Greener 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 Greener Destination programme a town can add vital points to the following scoring sections

– Community Involvement & Planning
– Sustainable Waste & Resource Management
– Tidiness & Litter Control

Greener 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.

Greener Destination Programme Downloads

Greener Destination Programme Outline

Greener Destination Application Form

Green Aware Documents

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