Live Eco Style’s Eco Certification is a preferred partner of leading brands in the Hospitality, Food Service, Recreational, and Travel Industries, setting the Eco-Travel industry standard for accreditation.
WHAT IS ECO CERTIFICATION?
Live Eco Style’s ECO Certification:
is a voluntary initiative that invites global tourism-related businesses and organizations to build upon international environmental stewardship through continuous improvements in environmental performance.
is an independent, universal eco-travel brand which recognizes those entities which strive to set themselves apart from businesses which do not practice or have in place environmentally sound practices.
recognizes tourism-related organizations, businesses, and events that make up the world’s thriving eco-tourism industry and that have made a commitment to evaluate their operations, set goals, and take specific actions towards environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
is an excellent way to attract the growing number of eco-travelers who are interested in environmentally friendly practices and places businesses or organizations apart from competitors by highlighting their green practices.
Eco-tourism is defined by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES 1990) as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of the local people.” Eco-tourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. This means that those who implement and participate in ecotourism activities should follow the following ecotourism principles:
• Minimize impact.
• Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect.
• Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts.
• Provide direct financial benefits for conservation.
• Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people.
• Raise sensitivity to host countries’ political, environmental, and social climate.
Live Eco Style’s ECO Certification criteria incorporates and embraces these concepts as best business practices to meet the overall requirements of the “eco-conscientious traveler” and general benefits of conservation, community, and economy.
Live Eco Style’s proprietary assessment provides four levels of certification to recognize organizations that are at different benchmarks in their efforts. The assessment is weighted on eco-impact, so it’s not just about how much your company does to be eco-minded, as much as it is about ‘what’ your company does to be eco-minded.
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