I help small tourism operators who want to address environmental sustainability in their business, but are unsure about where to start.
I support them to set up and maintain consumption targets, record those and help them to possibly become certified with an agency.
This is done mainly online, but conversations could be face to face.
“You can’t hope to have a sustainable tourism industry on an unsustainable planet. Tourism, local community ownership and a safe and healthy environment are joined at the hip. We have to define the values and purpose of why we travel and we have to use them as a signpost and GPS for how we manage and direct the future growth of our industry.”
~Professor David Simmons, the Chairman of the EarthCheck Research Institute
I have been involved with EarthCheck benchmarking and certification since 2004 with my past employer and as contractor for them after I left the company in 2008.
I deeply care for the environment we live in, and I encourage everyone to at least adapt sustainable practices in the day-to-day running of the business.
And I can help you with that!
"EarthCheck is in the business of caring for people and the planet. For more than 30 years, we have been delivering products for the tourism and travel industry to assist in continual improvement and sustainable progress of businesses. At EarthCheck, we want to walk the talk on sustainability and we do this by working through our own flagship program, EarthCheck Certified."
~From EarthCheck's website
Disclaimer: I have not been paid to promote EarthCheck. I love our earth and want to help keep her in good health, and I value the type of support EarthCheck offers.
What clients say
"As the world’s first holiday park to be environmentally certified, Queenstown Holiday Park Creeksyde is immensely proud of its achievements. In everything we do, we keep our environment in mind, and every year we submit our data regarding a variety of commodity usage to EarthCheck to be benchmarked and certified (alternating years).
This year was particularly challenging because of structural changes due to COVID-19, and we are incredibly lucky to have had Marion from Admin Magic 4 U helping us again this year. Marion was part of our EarthCheck journey some years ago when employed as our administrator.
Marion’s focus, her deep love for, and understanding of, the environment helped us gather all the necessary data, record them into our software and then submit to EarthCheck for certification.
During the process she unearthed some challenges with the information on record, and through engaged conversations we solved all of them.
We plan to continue using Marion’s services as her skill set is valued and needed."
~Erna Spijkerbosch, Managing Director, Queenstown Holiday Park Creeksyde