Green Tourism Scheme
The Green Tourism Award is a programme that recognises the commitment of tourism businesses which are actively working to become more sustainable. The awards, split into bronze, silver and gold are acknowledged worldwide as an indicator of positive environmental practices.
The scheme assesses members against set of criteria. The range of areas examined includes:
- Recyling and waste management
- Energy usage
The awards and are a great way of progressing on a green journey as well as acting as a hallmark of ‘green quality’, attracting custom from increasing numbers of eco-minded visitors.
Green Tourism promotes greener ways for businesses and organisations to operate, by offering their members advice on:
- Reducing energy use
- Saving water
- Efficient & eco-friendly waste disposal
- Ethical buying
- Staying local & seasonal
- Minimising food miles
- Promoting biodiversity
- Adopting a smart, sustainable outlook from top to bottom
The scheme is supported by VisitScotland and includes a discount for businesses within the UNESCO National Trail. For Fife this is tourism business within the KY11 postcode area.