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Posts Tagged ‘sustainable travel’

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Greater Victoria: A Sustainable Future

Victoria, BC sits on the western edge of Canada, in touch with the sea, the mountains and the landscape at large. The communities and businesses of Greater Victoria enjoy the benefits of being so close to nature, and it is this connection that has pushed Destination Greater Victoria towards supporting decarbonization, the circular economy, and ecological education on a wide scale.

Jill Doucette, the founder of Synergy Enterprises, leads us through some of the many enterprises, from a hotel with a rooftop vegetable garden, whale watching education tours where we see Orcas in action, to a sky walk hung perched above the sea. The ongoing efforts of reconciliation with First Nation peoples is discussed and the trails and cycling routes that Victorians enjoy are shown in glorious splendor.

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St. Kitts: A Mission for the Future

As a small island, St. Kitts stands on the front lines of global climate change. In recent years, the island has suffered from severe storms, causing one of its most popular beaches to become rocky and the sand to be washed away. Since then, the St. Kitts Ministry of Tourism has worked to protect the beach and reinvigorate the island, prioritizing sustainability and increased resilience to climate change. 

In this film, we see various projects being undertaken across the island to re-energize this fun-filled island while supporting the development of community-based tourism and protecting St. Kitts’ natural assets for generations to come. 

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Barbados: Blazing a Trail for Sustainable Travel

A popular destination drawing travelers from all around the world, the island of Barbados attracted 713,000 overnight visitors just prior to the pandemic. Its government recognizes that as a developing state it must do all it can to protect its inhabitants, natural resources, and endangered species against the climate crisis. We see in this film Barbados’s infectious commitment to sustainability! Barbadians – both citizens, residents, and newcomers who call it home – are keen to contribute positively, while mindfully enjoying what the island has to offer.

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Six Senses: Sustainability at its Heart

‘Climate change is the single most important threat to our society and planet’, explains David Arraya, General Manager of Six Senses Ibiza, and the company is doing all it can to reduce its carbon footprint across all properties. In this film, we hear stories from two resorts and learn all about the brand’s sustainability journey. For example, we hear about the one million plastic bottles saved a year in their quest to eliminate all single-use plastics by the end of 2022. And we see how renewable energy sources are being used to supply 10% of the property’s energy.

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Sonoma County: Sunshine

Sonoma County, California is working to achieve a 30% reduction in their vehicle fleet, promoting alternative forms of transport, and reducing the risk of fires and floods in a region where huge forest fires recently destroyed vineyards, homes and farmlands. The drive to save water, conserve energy, and prevent pollution is an effort to value and cherish a county that enjoys great sunshine, but is conscious of its effects in the long term and wants to open up to a better, more sustainable future.

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Coulibri Ridge: Achieving Resilient Off-Grid Luxury

A ground-breaking blueprint in the exquisite coastal mountains of Dominica. A vision successfully implemented by two people pioneering what could be done. Through research and passion, they sensitively built a high-end resort; 14 hotel suites and six pools. Living truly off-grid without compromise using only sun, wind and rain. Proving a marriage of technology and nature, initiating an ongoing pursuit of sustainability to help others build resilience to climate change.

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