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New Publications Available on Environmental Sustainability

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In Celebration of Earth Day, new publications have been added to the CHTA Knowledge Center’s Publications archive. Coastal Tourism, Sustainability, and Climate Change in the Caribbean – Volume I Coastal Tourism, Sustainability, and Climate Change in the Caribbean – Volume II WIDECAST Sea Turtle Identification Guide (2017) The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) Turtle Watching Guidelines (2017) Purchase […]

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The UN Declares 2017 the Year of Sustainable Tourism Development

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Written by Denaye Hinds, OBM International With the UN dedicating 2017 as the Year of Sustainable Tourism Development (STDP) there is much discussion about what sustainable tourism is. At OBMI we believe Sustainable Tourism Development is when all aspects of tourism’s impact are considered while developing a plan for new, improved or re-imagined tourism. This […]

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Green Key’s Guide to Green Savings

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Going green is still considered to be an expensive endeavor. However, when looking at the actual savings derived from sustainable practices, it turns out to be a real cost saver. Green Key compiled an overview of the most common energy, water and carbon dioxide saving practices in the travel and hospitality sector and their cost-effectiveness. […]

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St. Lucia’s Bid for Energy Security: Q&A with Former Energy Minister Dr. James Fletcher

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Dr. James Fletcher, former Minister responsible for energy policy in the government of St. Lucia, was at the helm of the island’s energy sector during a period of rapid transition. In a candid interview with New Energy Events, Dr. Fletcher reflected on prospects for St. Lucia’s geothermal project, his fears for the impact of climate […]

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Caribbean Warned to Prepare for Increased and Intensified Drought

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A new report from the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is warning that climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean. And it’s therefore urging countries of the region to enhance their capabilities to deal with this and other extreme weather-related challenges to ensure food security […]

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Celebrate Earth Hour with Us!

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Every year during Earth Hour, millions of people around the world join together to highlight the urgent need to address climate change. But this year, something is different. For the first time in the fight against climate change, momentum is on our side. In December, leaders from 196 nations heeded the world’s collective call to […]

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Antigua and Barbuda Pioneering in Clean Energy in the Caribbean

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Antigua and Barbuda’s electricity sector has just got much closer to becoming the greenest in the whole of the Caribbean. The national target to generate 20 per cent of the required electricity from solar energy is almost tangible. Yesterday, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda together with the UK-based clean energy provider PV Energy Limited […]

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Hospitality Industry Jumps Aboard LEED

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A new report by the U.S. Green Building Council highlights the rising popularity of LEED certifications among hotels worldwide. That certification could help your organization put on a sustainable event. Looking to ensure that your meeting is sustainable? A good place to start might be to check if venues have received a Leadership in Energy […]

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Champion Environmental Causes and Add Value to Your Property

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Written by Joanna Moses-Wothke, Blue Flag & LEAF Trinidad and Tobago Asclepius Green Las Cuevas Beach, located on the North coast of Trinidad, is the only Blue Flag certified beach in the Southern English-speaking Caribbean since January 2015. This means Las Cuevas beach has met internationally recognised standards for safety and environmental awareness and is […]

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World Bank Pledges $150 Million In Fight Against Zika Virus

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The World Bank has announced it has made US$150 million immediately available to support countries in Latin America and the Caribbean affected by the Zika virus outbreak. This amount is based on current country demands for financing and follows extensive engagement with governments across the region, including sending teams of technical experts to affected countries. […]

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