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Leading Sustainable Guam Hotel Scoops EarthCheck Award

A luxury hotel in Guam has been honoured with a prestigious EarthCheck award. The Dusit Thani Guam Resort has been awarded the impressive EarthCheck Bronze Certification. It is the first hotel in Guam to receive this honour. EarthCheck is widely regarded as the world’s most scientifically rigorous environmental benchmarking...


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Responsible Tourism is Booming, say CREST

The Centre for Responsible Travel (CREST) released its annual report on responsible tourism last month. The report indicates that the industry has had a productive year and is doing well overall. Wellness tourism and adventure tourism in particular are thriving. In its report, The Care for Responsible Travel, CREST...


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Tourism Industry Protecting Our Oceans

World Oceans Day, which takes place on Wednesday 8 June, is a chance to celebrate our seas and remember that it is our behaviour that impacts on the ocean’s survival. Our oceans come under significant strain from every day from overexploitation, illegal and unreported and unregulated fishing, marine pollution...


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5 Eco-Friendly Travel Tips You Need to Know

Preparing for a business trip or family vacation? An eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t take a break when you do. In order to keep doing your part, you’ll need to follow a number of different green travel tips. Thankfully, many of them are things you’re already doing. But there are some...


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Retailers Can Improve Customer Experience & Potentially Increase Profit Through Greener Stores, Report Finds

The report, Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Retail: The Impact of Green Buildings on People and Profit, says that although there is a surge in interest in health and wellbeing in the property sector, most retailers are currently missing a key opportunity to better understand how the physical retail environment can...


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Digital campaign launched to help shoppers reduce food waste

Electrical retailer AO.com has unveiled a new campaign designed to help tackle the food waste epidemic in the UK, currently costing the country an estimated £19bn every year. The campaign centres around an interactive platform entitled “A Wasteless Journey” that takes consumers through an average shopping trip, from picking...


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UK needs to invest £10bn to meet low-carbon transport targets

In order to meet carbon emission reduction targets and encourage low-carbon transport, the UK needs to invest more than £10 billion by 2050, according to a new series of reports. A series of reports for the LowCVP by consultants Element Energy suggests that the UK can develop the infrastructure...


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Max Fordham scoops Ashden Gold Award

On Thursday 11 June organisations leading the way in sustainable energy gathered for the 2015 Ashden Awards, with building firm Max Fordham scooping the prestigious Ashden Gold Award. The Ashden Awards aim to champion and support leaders in sustainable energy in order accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world....


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Harsh capitalists: Thomas Cook

Christi (7) and Bobby Shepherd (6) died from carbon monoxide poisoning on a family holiday in 2006. Cleared of responsibility, Thomas Cook originally refused to apologise for the death of the children and then quietly pocketed £3m compensation from the hotel, along with their legal firm. Under pressure it...


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Car emissions ‘significantly below’ 2015 target

The average emissions level of a new car sold in 2014 was “significantly below” the 2015 EU target, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency. Under plans to cut emissions from transport, the EU set a target for new car emissions to be below 130 grams of...


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World Responsible Tourism Award 2015 open for nominations

Businesses and organisations operating in the tourism sector from around the world can now be nominated for consideration in the 2015 World Responsible Tourism Awards. The prestigious awards scheme, now in their 12th year, was co-founded and is organised by Responsible Travel, as part of World Market’s World Responsible...


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EU Capital Markets Union to include focus on long-term investment and trust

The European Commission has set out the priorities of the Capital Market Union, including a focus on the long-term and rebuilding trust in a Green Paper. However, a campaign group has said the proposals are “underdeveloped” in these areas.  European commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen explained that the Capital Markets...


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Ethical Tourism Conference to explore sector’s issues and solutions

An annual meeting and ethical tourism conference is set to take place on Saturday 7 February in Croydon Town Hall and will discuss how the industry is developing, an online ethical travel guide and future campaigns. The event is being organised by charity Tourism Concern, which argues that tourism...


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Looking back at… ethical retailers

More and more people are considering where they shop and the implications of their choices, from how companies impact the environment to how they treat employees, here we profile some ethical shopping options. To help us keep writing fantastic content like this and if you would like to invest...


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World can meet climate targets and live well, finds government initiative

The world can cut carbon emissions and limit global temperature increase to 2C whilst still prospering and maintaining lifestyles, according to new online tool the Global Calculator, a project led by the UK government. The initiative uses data reviewed by over 150 international experts and concludes that the world...