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Scandinavia, Australia Dominate 2019 Global Destination Sustainability Index
Scandinavia, Australia Dominate 2019 Global Destination Sustainability Index

LEADERSHIP - The GDS-Index has released its 2019 sustainability ranking of 50 global business tourism and events destinations. Increasingly, the Index is being used on a political level to allow local governments to evaluate their progress in sustainability.

A Cleaner, ‘Greener’ World: Hilton Expands Soap Recycling for Global Handwashing Day
A Cleaner, ‘Greener’ World: Hilton Expands Soap Recycling for Global Handwashing Day

WASTE NOT - Hilton properties have collectively recycled four million pounds of soap, resulting in 11 million soap bars being distributed to communities in need in 127 countries. Starting today, soap recycling is now a brand standard across over 5,300 Hilton properties.

Trending: Google, Prince Harry Aiming to Help People, Industry Decarbonize Travel
Trending: Google, Prince Harry Aiming to Help People, Industry Decarbonize Travel

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Google’s new ‘green’ Maps feature highlights users’ lowest-carbon transport options; while new Travalyst initiative aims to protect destinations by encouraging sustainable practices across the travel industry.

The Challenge to Fly Sustainably
The Challenge to Fly Sustainably

CLEANTECH - A broad set of stakeholders is focusing attention on the climate change impact of air travel. In the face of regulatory uncertainty, businesses will benefit from modifying their behaviors and leading the way.

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KLM Issues Global Call to Industry, Travelers to 'Fly Responsibly'
KLM Issues Global Call to Industry, Travelers to 'Fly Responsibly'

COLLABORATION - Just ahead of its 100th birthday, the Dutch airline calls on global aviation industry, individual travelers to join forces for sustainable air travel — or take the train, instead.

Hotel-Beverage Giant Project Makes Machu Picchu Pueblo First Zero-Waste City in Latin America
Hotel-Beverage Giant Project Makes Machu Picchu Pueblo First Zero-Waste City in Latin America

WASTE NOT - Having recently highlighted the importance and impacts of healthy ecosystems on tourism, as well as the role travel companies and their customers must play in preserving our global destinations, we love this story about two companies doing just that in Peru.

Inspiring Travelers to Help Preserve Beloved Destinations — While We Still Can
Inspiring Travelers to Help Preserve Beloved Destinations — While We Still Can

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Travel and tourism can bring us a billion opportunities to make the world a better and more sustainable place — or a billion disasters, if we do not manage it properly.

JetBlue, Nature Conservancy Using AI to Evaluate Impact of Ecosystems on Tourism
JetBlue, Nature Conservancy Using AI to Evaluate Impact of Ecosystems on Tourism

NEW METRICS - With 65% of the Caribbean’s reefs generating tourism dollars, the study reveals an opportunity for tourism-associated businesses to work together to protect the region’s environmental health.

Champions 12.3: Restaurants Realize 7:1 ROI by Reducing Food Waste
Champions 12.3: Restaurants Realize 7:1 ROI by Reducing Food Waste

BUSINESS CASE - New research finds rather compelling business case for restaurants to reduce the amount of food they throw away.

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How Caesars Supports the SDGs – and How Your Organization Can, Too
How Caesars Supports the SDGs – and How Your Organization Can, Too

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - As part of our CSR strategy, we strategically aligned our programming based on three Sustainable Development Goals.

How WWF, Hilton Are Beating Hospitality Food Waste
How WWF, Hilton Are Beating Hospitality Food Waste

WASTE NOT - If you’re visiting a hotel this holiday season for either work or pleasure, take a moment to observe the way food is prepared and served at the buffet or your holiday party dinner. Is it presented in abundance? Are people taking more than they can eat? Is the hotel staff replenishing the buffet even as the party is winding down? How much food is going back to the kitchen? Can you tell if the hotel is donating edible food or composting its scraps?

10 New Getaways Turn Conscious Travelers Into Changemakers
10 New Getaways Turn Conscious Travelers Into Changemakers

THE NEXT ECONOMY - With a recent rise in evidence of demand for sustainable travel experiences, Kind Traveler, the world’s first socially conscious hotel booking platform; and Steller — the world’s leading storytelling app and community co-founded by TV personality Richard Bangs, known as the father of modern adventure travel — have joined forces to launch new travel options that inspire travelers to vote with their dollars, benefiting local communities and ecosystems.

Soap Recycling Creating Win-Win-Win for Hotels, Women, Developing Communities
Soap Recycling Creating Win-Win-Win for Hotels, Women, Developing Communities

WASTE NOT - It was 2014 and social entrepreneur Samir Lakhani was working on sustainable aquaculture projects in the villages of Northern Cambodia. Watching a mother wash and bathe her new baby using laundry powder rather than soap is a vision that has stayed with him to this day. It was also the inspiration for his next business venture. “I noticed that nobody seemed in good overall health — whether it was an infection that wouldn’t go away or a child with diarrhea,” he told Sustainable Brands in a recent interview.

AT&T and Emerson are Turning Food Waste into Clean Energy and Fertilizer
AT&T and Emerson are Turning Food Waste into Clean Energy and Fertilizer

PRESS RELEASE -   Next week Americans across the country will sit down with their friends and families to celebrate Thanksgiving. Collectively, those families will also throw away an estimated 200 million pounds of turkey during the holiday, costing us $293 million as a nation. And that’s just one day! But most food waste comes from supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, hospitals and arenas. Inedible turkey parts such as bones, and skins as well as vegetable stalks and stems, surplus ingredients, and extra pies never make it to a pot or plate.

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Introducing the Recyclable Tube Tradeshow Booth Building System
Introducing the Recyclable Tube Tradeshow Booth Building System

PRESS RELEASE -   Introducing the Durable and Recyclable Tube Building System

Designing Your Ecofriendly Tradeshow Booth For The Greenbuild Expo
Designing Your Ecofriendly Tradeshow Booth For The Greenbuild Expo

PRESS RELEASE - The term “Green building” is the applied concept of planning, designing, constructing, and operating buildings with consideration for energy use, water use, indoor environmental quality, material selection and effects on the environment. This concept refers to both the building’s structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle. As the demand for more sustainable building options increases, green construction has become increasingly profitable and desirable within the global construction market. The green building market is anticipated to be among the fastest growing industries worldwide.

Q&A: How Boothster Is Redesigning the Exhibit Industry
Q&A: How Boothster Is Redesigning the Exhibit Industry

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The exhibit industry is one of the most wasteful on the planet. Just take a look at the end of most conferences and trade shows, and you’ll see floors and dumpsters filled with plastics, banners, janky aluminum and other non-sustainable materials. Back in March, the Sustainable Brands team saw a clever, sustainable booth-building system and reached out to the designer, Boothster, to collaborate on sustainable stage designs and booths for SB’18 Vancouver.

Seoul Spearheads Global Efforts to Promote Sustainable Urban Tourism
Seoul Spearheads Global Efforts to Promote Sustainable Urban Tourism

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - “Tourists, go home.” “Tourists: Your luxury trip, my daily misery.” “Your tourism kills my neighborhood.” These kinds of sentiments have likely been heard in travel destinations that have become victims of their own success and attractiveness. Indeed, for many residents living in popular landmarks, tourism can often be a nightmare rather than a dream. While many cities have been overwhelmed by mass tourism and what is now called “overtourism,” Seoul has been striving to promote alternative forms of tourism that do not put pressure on destinations and offer quality experiences to citizens as well as visitors.

Caesars Begins Straw Phase-Out Plan; Sandals Resorts to Eliminate 21.5M by November
Caesars Begins Straw Phase-Out Plan; Sandals Resorts to Eliminate 21.5M by November

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Hospitality giants Sandals Resorts International (SRI) and Caesars Entertainment have joined the growing, cross-sector fight against single-use plastics with ambitious phase-out plans for plastic straws and stirrers.

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Taking ecofriendly tradeshow booth creativity to the next level with the modular notched card booth system!
Taking ecofriendly tradeshow booth creativity to the next level with the modular notched card booth system!

PRESS RELEASE - The Autumn is an exciting and busy time for tradeshow exhibitors, with many of the largest expos and conventions scheduled for the months of September, October and November.

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