NEWS SPOTLIGHT
Our weekly collection of articles from Green Globe members around the world


Caribbean Supporting Frontline Staff

Wendy Walker-Drakes, Green Globe Auditor, brings us an update from the Caribbean, where member resorts and hotels are ensuring frontline staff can remain employed and assist with managing the global pandemic. Wendy also reminds us that free workshops are being offered in the Caribbean to our members.

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Keep Up Your Communications

Since the beginning of the year, Green Globe has reached an accumulated global audience of 200 million readers via its network of members, auditors and online communications (meltwater4/15/2020). In this time of crisis Green Globe is the most visible certification for travel and tourism. For members who need to communicate their health & safety messages and show commitment to guests and staff, Green Globe offers a free press release service. For more information email bcox@greenglobe.com

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Focus on Eco-driven Initiatives at Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives

Green Globe recently awarded Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives its first certification in acknowledgement of its sustainable management and operations. A comprehensive Sustainability Management Plan is in place at Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives. The SMP is overseen by a dedicated Green Team comprised of senior management and staff members representing different departments.

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Half Moon: New Decade Brings New Changes

First certified by Green Globe in 2012, Half Moon in Jamaica was recertified in January 2020 and awarded an outstanding compliance score of 91%. The property continues to build on its sustainability performance with notable upgrades made in energy conservation and continued developments in sustainable operations and community engagement initiatives.

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COVID-Hit Airlines Press For Change To ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting Scheme

Airlines are asking for changes to the looming requirement to offset growth in carbon-dioxide emissions from international aviation to mitigate the impact COVID-19 will have on how that growth is measured. Environmental groups are warning that any change could weaken the scheme’s long-term effectiveness.

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Free Access to Green Globe Academy for Green Globe Members

As part of our efforts to support members during the COVID 19 shut down, we are opening our Green Globe Academy free of charge to all staff and management of Green Globe members. If your business is certified by Green Globe and you would like to take the Sustainability Leadership course at no cost, then simply email your details with confirmation of employment to bbesocke@greenglobe.com Now is a good time to refresh your skills or gain a new qualification, so please take advantage of this offer.

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