Green Edge - environmental awareness training

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Green Edge overview

The one-day Green Edge training course gives managers and owners in all types of business a better understanding of green tourism and how it impacts on their organisation. It enables participants to develop clear plans to cut costs, improve sustainability and reap the environmental, marketing and bottom-line benefits of embracing green tourism.

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Green Edge participants will:

  • understand what green tourism really means and how it affects their business
  • identify how to cut energy, water and waste costs by up to 40%
  • learn why being an active part of the community and using locally-produced goods can support a more sustainable, visitor-friendly destination
  • add value to their marketing and promote their business effectively to the 65% 'green-influenced' consumers
  • receive practical tips and develop a green tourism policy and clear action plans that make an immediate impact
  • underpinning knowledge for the Green Tourism Awards Certification programme
Full course details

The course includes saving costs and resources through managing energy, water and waste; using purchasing power to have a positive impact; connecting and co-operating with your local community and initiatives; and how to understand, communicate with and attract customers.

Green Edge provides a one-day overview which acts as the perfect starting point or stepping stone for tourism and hospitality businesses. It combines inspiring examples, knowledge exchange, networking and practical planning so that participants are equipped with new knowledge and clear action plans to make their business more sustainable.

Green Edge covers:
Reasons for being green
  • Identifying commercial and ethical reasons for being green
  • Understanding the relevance of global and local issues
Understanding jargon
  • The terminology and what it means
Managing delivery of green tourism
  • Identifying positive and negative impacts of the tourism sector and your business
  • Meeting legal requirements
  • Tactics and strategies for making and monitoring progress
  • Motivating and managing staff
Reducing costs and impacts
  • Top tips to save energy, water and waste
  • Establishing priorities and identifying your action plan
Working with suppliers
    • Understanding the impact of your purchasing decisions
    • Recognising the benefits of local and ethical procurement
    • Opportunities to have a positive impact and influence suppliers
Adding a distinctive local feel
  • Understanding and harnessing the appeal of local distinctiveness
  • Recognising and connecting community concerns and initiatives
  • Helping visitors to travel better
  • Partnerships to protect local assets
Promoting your green credentials
  • Understanding the interests and motivators of consumers
  • Tactics for promoting your green credentials
  • Accreditation opportunities - the benefits for your business
  • How to inspire customers to adapt their actions
Course Prices

In-house course price: £950.00 +VAT

Course delivery options

Open Course

Scheduled courses for individual bookings available in some locations.

In-House Course

Delivered exclusively for a business, organisation or project on a date and location of own choice.

Bespoke Course

Producing new or customising content to precisely match business, organisation, destination or project requirements.

Train the Trainer

Members of your team become accredited to deliver in-house courses for your business, organisation or project.


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