Thursday, 14 April 2011

Green Tourism Week 6th - 13th June 2011

As accredited Gold members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme, we'll be joining in the first ever Green Tourism Week. We're looking at a range of ideas for things we can do. Ideas so far include a "pen and phone amnesty". All old pens and mobiles received will be donated to charity for re-use. We're also going to have a special home-grown vegetable growing class for children staying that week. We're trying to encourage a low car use week with an extra push for us all to use our excellent local train and bus services - or even our excellent two legs! Nationally, environmental campaigner Tony Juniper has been appointed patron of the first Green Tourism Week, which is being endorsed by VisitEngland. Juniper is currently a special adviser to the Prince of Wales Charities' International Sustainability Unit and a senior associate with the Cambridge University Programme for Sustainability Leadership. He will be a figurehead for Green Tourism Week as well as preparing blogs and chairing a panel of green tourism experts. Jason Freezer of VisitEngland said: "Sustainability is fast becoming an essential part of competitive positioning in the tourism industry and VisitEngland is delighted to support a campaign which will help showcase to the industry the superb work already being done in this area and which demonstrates that green is increasingly not just a 'nice to have' but rather an essential strategic driver for business growth." For more details about Green Tourism Week click here