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Everyday can be Earth Day with Green Globe

It’s 50 years since the very first Earth Day , and this year has to be one of the most significant. On the first Earth Day back on April 22, 1970, over 20 million American’s gathered across the country to launch what we now see as a global environmental movement. Today the Earth has entered a new era, where globalisation delivers unprecedented challenges for health and wellbeing, but also the ability to collectively fight to protect ourselves. The Gaia hypothesis - one of the founding theories for Earth Day – proposes, "that living organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a synergistic and self–regulating, complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet.” The advent of COVID 19 surely brings home the reality that our unprecedented human exploitation results in an equal and powerful response from nature.

Talking to our Green Globe members in over 80 countries, we see unification on a global scale, with tremendous action in response to the pandemic at the highest to the most local levels. Reflecting on this Earth Day 2020, we may see that this power of everyone, everywhere to combat a crisis for humanity, could at anytime be unleashed to fight another emergency and that is for the environmental health of our Mother Earth.


COVID 19 Update from the United Kingdom

Lucy Agace from Go Green Sustainability is working with Green Globe in the United Kingdom, one of the countries hardest hit by COVID 19. If your tourism business needs assistance you can contact Lucy via her website: http://www.gogreensustainability.com

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Latest Links for Assistance with COVID 19

Many tourism associations are producing quality information to assist business cope with this global health crisis. We have compiled a list of the latest links with more to come each week:

ASIA PAIFIC

PATA Crisis Resource Center and Tourism Recovery Monitor

PATA COVID-19 Weekly Recap 

 The impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry in Asia and post-recovery strategies 

Coronavirus: Travel Impact and Managing Its Effects

CARIBBEAN

CHTA Live: The Resilience Series

Covid-19 and Insurance Claims: What You Need to Know

HR Strategies and Solutions to Support Business Continuity 

EUROPE

Réunion impromptue d’ETOA – la crise COVID 19

UNWTO

TOURISM AND COVID-19

Country & Technical Guidance - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

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Constance Moofushi’s Henri Arnulphy taking the GM role during a crisis

That’s the situation Henri Arnulphy found himself, when he took on the role of General Manager at Constance Moofushi, part of inVOYAGER Constance Hotels & Resorts luxury portfolio, on 14 March this year.

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Coral Reef Preservation Paramount at Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives

Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives was Green Globe Certified for the first time in 2020. Marine conservation efforts are a priority at this island resort. Since opening in 2017, Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives has established several coral gardening projects, where coral pieces from the House Reef are attached to purposely built underwater structures.

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Red Frog Beach Island Resort: Conservation of Environment & Energy in Panama

Red Frog Beach Island Resort is located on Bastimentos Island, set amidst the enchanted Caribbean Archipelago of Bocas del Toro. Red Frog Beach Island Resort is the only Green Globe certified property in Panama and has been recertified for the third consecutive year achieving a magnificent compliance score of 93%.

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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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