Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria and Indicators for Destinations
Hostelling International-USA Sustainability Monitoring System And Multi-Site Certification
Sustainable Destination Management in Cozumel
Lanzarote is far along on its sustainability journey. Following the legacy of César Manrique, the destination has made a significant investment in cultural heritage protection, environmental conservation, and land use planning. It has a solid legal framework in place to ensure the long-term sustainability of the island, and to protect the coastline from over-development. There… more
Over the past 1.5 years, Innovation Norway has been developing a Destination Standard and Certification program to make the work in their pilot destinations more universal. The standard consists of a set of criteria and indicators that can be used to monitor the sustainability of a tourism destination. The criteria and indicators have been extensively… more
The Brazil Nut Rainforest Conservation Project is a REDD that has been verified by both the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)
The Biogas Program for the Animal Husbandry Sector of Vietnam is an emissions reduction project that has been verified by The CDM Gold Standard
AllTrips STEP eco-certification
The Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in the Yaeda Valley project is a community-based conservation project that has been registered through Plan Vivo located in Northern Tanzania.
Green Trees is an afforestation and ecological conversation project that has been registered through the American Carbon Registry.
Production and dissemination of Ceramic Water Purifiers by Hydrologic, in the Kingdom of Cambodia is an ongoing Clean Development Mechanism project that has been independently verified by The Gold Standard.
HI-Point Loma Hostelling International USA STEP Gold Certification
HI-San Diego Downtown of Hostelling International USA is committed to sustainable management and reducing environmental impacts. As one of the initial properties in the Hostelling International-USA Sustainability Monitoring System And Multi-Site Certification, San Diego Downtown has also achieved STEP Eco-Certification at the Silver level. Located in the heart of Downtown San Diego, the accommodation provides affordable… more
The Chocó-Darién Conservation Corridor Project is a REDD+ project in Columbia that has been that has been independently verified by the Verified Carbon Standard and Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance.
The Ningxai Wind Farm operates 66,750 turbines for a maximum power generation capacity of 49.5 MW when fully operational, located just outside of Dundunliang in China.
The Scolel Té project is a community-based sustainable land use project, based on afforestation, reforestion and agroforestry involving 2,400 Mayan and Mestizo families located in Central and northern Chiapas and northeast Oxaca, southern Mexico.
The Soma Enerji Elektrik Üretim Wind Farm operates 119 3 MW turbines for a maximum power generation capacity of 140.1 MW when fully operational, located in the Manisa and Balıkesir Provinces of Turkey.
The Aliağa Wind Farm operates 36 2.5 MW turbines for a maximum power generation capacity of 90 MW when fully operational, located in Aliağa Borough of Izmir, Turkey.
The Bandirma Wind Farm operates 10 2.5 MW turbines for a maximum power generation capacity of 25 MW when fully operational, located the province of Balıkesir, Turkey.
The Gyapa Improved Cook-Stoves project in Ghana provides energy efficient charcoal stoves to households located in the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions.
The Gansu Wind Farm operates 134,750 turbines for a maximum power generation capacity of 100.5 MW when fully operational, located in the Gobi Desert in China.
The Efficient Cookstoves in Cambodia is located in six provinces throughout Cambodia and is expected to prevent the emission of 2,000,000 CO2 during the 10 years crediting period.
The Tamil Nadu Wind Farm operates 45,800 KW turbines for a maximum power generation capacity of 36 MW when fully operational, located in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
The 23,780-acre Garcia River Forest is located in the heart of the Redwood region of California’s North Coast
The Bull Run Overseas project is a REDD+ that has been verified by both the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA)
The AY-YILDIZ Wind Farm operates 5 3 MW turbines for a maximum power generation capacity of 15 MW when fully operational, located just outside of Bandirma in the province of Balikesir,Turkey.
Adventure Alternative STEP eco-certification
The Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm is located in west central Texas and is comprised of over 400 wind turbines that are capable of producing enough clean, renewable electricity to power approximately 220,000 homes annually
The Sustainable Deployment of the LifeStraw Family in rural Kenya is an ongoing Clean Development Mechanism project in the Western Province of the Republic of Kenya that has been independently verified by The Gold Standard.
Snorkel Safaris STEP eco-certification
Asilia Africa STEP eco-certification
Öküzgözu Şarapçilik STEP eco-certification
Ocean First Divers STEP eco-certification
Explora Caribe STEP eco-certification
Development of an integrated and holistic approach to sustainable tourism development in the Northern Kenya region.
Natural Habitat Adventures STEP eco-certification
Festival & Events Component of the North American Destination Marketing campaign.
Our sustainability partnership has led to an innovative carbon offset methodology designed to exceed industry standards.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. established a partnership with Sustainable Travel International in 2008 to further its Environmental Stewardship efforts, with a focus on responsible tourism, education and philanthropy
National sustainability assessment and pilot to eco-certify 15 locations to the STEP standard
Design and development of a Communal Conservancy Tourism Sector website for visitors to Namibia.
Consultancy to develop and implement a set of Destination Criteria and Indicators for the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.
Renaissance Tours Bulgaria STEP eco-certification
Design and development of a national Voluntourism initiative.
Development of the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label
Creation of Ethiopia Traveler’s Philanthropy Fund to support meaningful giving back.
Carbon neutral tourism planning on the island destination of Bonaire.
Wet Planet Whitewater STEP eco-certification
The Responsible Safari Company STEP eco-certification
Travel Oregon and Sustainable Travel International combined efforts to develop the Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund.
Setai Hotel STEP Luxury eco-certification
One Aldwych STEP Luxury eco-certification
Partnership to evaluate and assess environmental, social and political impacts in Turkey, Cape Verde and Tunisia.
Globus Family of Brands STEP eco-certification
Project to help female handicraft vendors in Tonga and Vanuatu preserve local culture and generate economic benefits from tourism.
Navigator Travel & Tourism Services STEP eco-certification
Guinness Storehouse STEP eco-certification
The Komodo National Park is working to preserve its biodiversity while taking into account sustainable tourism practices.
Boulder Inn STEP eco-certification
European Union Destination Management Indicators
Timberline Lodge in Mount Hood National Forest is working to protect the ecosystem as well as the local community with their Bronze certification.
The Cliffs of Moher STEP eco-certification
In 2012, MARTI and Grupo Intersectorial Isla Cozumel partnered with Sustainable Travel International on our next-generation Rapid Sustainable Cruise Destination Diagnostic tool.