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new visitengland sustainable tourism marketing toolkit

new visitengland sustainable tourism marketing toolkit

VisitEngland launches new sustainable tourism marketing tool.

By manda
venice revolts against tourism

venice revolts against tourism

From Vietnam to Venice the goose that lays the golden egg of profit for the travel industry is slowly being bled to death.

By manda
bude

bude's seas are sparkling

Bude is keeping its seas clean, green and gorgeous...

By manda
are champions good or bad for your business??

are champions good or bad for your business??

So - are Green Champions good or bad for your business? Talking point...

By manda
upcycling is the new black....

upcycling is the new black....

Refurb is just that - and common sense has finally landed. Upcycling furniture is finally getting the profile it deserves....

By manda
a quick run down on the facts of climate science

a quick run down on the facts of climate science

Just in case you weren't sure what the science was REALLY saying....

By manda
the bath bone

the bath bone's connected to the sea bone...

CoaST is working with Bude Cleaner Seas to develop bespoke towel cards - and they're doing the business!

By manda
environmental growth

environmental growth

Surely not?

By manda
Cornwall is UK

Cornwall is UK's first rural Social Enterprise Zone

That stuff about the triple bottom line? This is what we MEAN! :)

By manda
no male invertebrate is in charge

no male invertebrate is in charge

Paul Hawkin points out something we have possibly radically underestimated. Reasons to be cheerful...

By manda
social enterprise

social enterprise

This is what we are. A social enterprise; a not for private profit business, trading for people and planet: here to bring benefit to the communities, and the lands, in which we work, and using a business to do that.

By manda
are we passing on a defiled planet?

are we passing on a defiled planet?

IPCC chairman: we may "pass on a lousy, spoilt and defiled planet"

By manda
Cornwall

Cornwall's natural capital...

Cornwall has developed a new strategic environmental partnership (Local Nature Partnership) and it's talking a brave new world of natural capital...

By manda
bristol green doors

bristol green doors

Fantastic programme to share green home expertise...we love it!

By manda
well-being beans!

well-being beans!

The UK Office of National Statistics are hunting the holy grail...how do we measure our own well-being? Now THOSE are beans worth counting....

By manda
positive defiance in the Basque Country

positive defiance in the Basque Country

There are some among us who have the chutzpah to do it differently. And so much better....

By manda
Listen Up!

Listen Up!

steps tourism providers can take to support hearing impaired visitors
By marja
the wrong beans

the wrong beans

What if...we've been counting the wrong beans all this time? Or rather - only counting some, and missing out the most important ones??

By manda
what

what's nature ever done for us

Tony Juniper nails it. Wake up and smell the coffee of what the world does to keep us breathing.

By manda
the horns of a dilemma

the horns of a dilemma

Tim Jackson's lecture at the School of Law. Busting with positive deviance. Even economists do it. And thank God for that, we say.

By manda
we are the people we

we are the people we've been waiting for

Ed Gillespie tells it as it is. We Are The People We've Been Waiting For.

By manda
wrens: small, noisy and very territorial!

wrens: small, noisy and very territorial!

"Time to go back to the future where we have control over our own energy. Time to stop faffing about".  Indeed! The words of a very wise man!

By manda
the power of ten

the power of ten

It's back. The CoaST annual party - noisy, exciting, and full of positive deviance. Booking form right here....crack on!

By manda
brave new money worlds

brave new money worlds

We love this. Great article - food for thought if you haven't mulled over this stuff yet...this is a FABULOUS intro...

By manda
a curtain that could change your life?

a curtain that could change your life?

And the deal is, you make it yourself. Here are the plans...

By manda
low carbon ladock

low carbon ladock

Local energy generation expected to add over £2m to Ladock parish over next 20 years

By manda
cornwall opens uk solar centre

cornwall opens uk solar centre

UK to open solar centre as solar capacity looks set to enter global top 20

By manda
electric car sales have go faster stripes...

electric car sales have go faster stripes...

Electric car sales growth outstrips conventional market in 2012

By manda
just capitalism? Really?

just capitalism? Really?

That's all I need to never use Google again.

By manda
fishy ambassador leads the way!

fishy ambassador leads the way!

Fishy CoaST Ambassador Harbour Lights is a proper Positive Deviant - go for it, guys!

By manda
coast towel card

coast towel card

CoaST member towel card. Saves money, water, detergent, waste and, crucially, gives an easy way for visitors to participate in our efforts. And they work. Now in Cornwall, Devon and "anywhere" flavours!

By manda
talking sustainability with employees

talking sustainability with employees

getting the sustainability conversation going....

By manda
Cornwall Green Doors

Cornwall Green Doors

Bristol started this! But we love it - a rolling programme of CoaSTies who throw open their doors to share their smart green expertise....

By manda
water framework what?

water framework what?

Water Framework? Directive? Wossat? It's a new bit of law. From the EU. And it'll help us clean up our waters....

By manda
utterly brilliant bus marketing

utterly brilliant bus marketing

First we brought you the Piano Staircase. Then we brought you the World's Longest Drop. Now we bring you - The Cool Bus. Awesome. We LOVE this.:)

By marja
it

it's really, really good to talk...no, REALLY.

I bet you didn't realise how important talking was until you read this. It's a "duh" moment; and we all need them....

By manda
there

there's a would be greenie in us all...

It could be as easy as just helping someone feel they're one of the good guys...

By manda
bristol pound

bristol pound

launch of the bristol pound

By marja
wake up, wake up

wake up, wake up

Petition train services to Penzance...or lose them....

By marja
the science...of changing our minds...

the science...of changing our minds...

Behaviour change WRIT LARGE. What made it happen?

By manda
go brighton!

go brighton!

Green online guide for Brighton launched....

By manda
positive deviants are kicking financial *ss

positive deviants are kicking financial *ss

We're waking up and smelling the coffee...with knobs on...

By manda
banking on something better

banking on something better

I'm banking on something better.

By manda
enough is enough

enough is enough

"evidence of systemic greed"....

By manda
coast hears news from south africa

coast hears news from south africa

A chance for CoaST to talk with South African colleagues...

By manda
brave new transportation world?

brave new transportation world?

Slowly, slowly, we can see a new transport architecture being built...

By manda
y

y'think??

William Hague tells Ministers to help green industries boost economy

By manda
greentraveller.co.uk

greentraveller.co.uk

Green travel. From start. To finish. We love' em.

By manda
paul walks it

paul walks it

Welcome to our latest CoaSTie Ambassador....

By marja
carbon monoxide poisoning

carbon monoxide poisoning

carbon monoxide poisoning

By marja
my intellectual v*****

my intellectual v*****

This is one of the most extraordinary guys I have seen on my screen. A head and heart - ful of "those si, se peude" moments.... (roughly translated as "yes, we can"....)

By manda
winds of change

winds of change

Winds of change: 66% are in favour of wind power in the UK...

By manda
Best of Both Worlds

Best of Both Worlds

We can offer the best of both worlds when it comes to networking, too...

By manda
south west and midlands now in drought

south west and midlands now in drought

Official drought zones have been declared in a further 17 English counties, as a warning came that water shortages could last until Christmas.

By manda
loss of bees would cost uk 2billion a year

loss of bees would cost uk 2billion a year

Every hotel, B&B, campsite and cafe garden is needed! Imagine how many acres that is!

By manda
the sweetie jar is nearly empty, guys...

the sweetie jar is nearly empty, guys...

The (old style) party is over. The era of cheap and abundant resources is ending. Are you ready?

By manda
OutStanding Landscape Champions

OutStanding Landscape Champions

And we now have our first CoaSTie OutStanding Landscape Champions...

By marja
world (heritage) champions

world (heritage) champions

We're adding to the Champion Family...welcome to the World Heritage Champions ...

By manda
the future is green, George!

the future is green, George!

By manda
green start action plan

green start action plan

The Green Start resource can help you put together your action plan for your business - simples!

By manda
co-op group means green bizness

co-op group means green bizness

The Co-operative Group has smashed its carbon emissions reduction target of 35 per cent by 2017, meeting it instead this year.

By manda
a cracking idea, grommit...

a cracking idea, grommit...

North Devon has waves, and beaches, and no way for young surfers to get there. So they just figured it out, and made a way....fantastic!

By manda
sustainable seafood on the up and up

sustainable seafood on the up and up

Sharp rise in sustainable seafood products on sale in UK

By manda
carbon calculator for tourism businesses and households

carbon calculator for tourism businesses and households

A fantastic new web tool to measure your business's and household's carbon footprint

By marja
the happy museum

the happy museum

The Happy Museum. Think about it...do we ever put those words together in our own minds?

By manda
the green nudge?

the green nudge?

Big brands are nudging their customers to change their choices...or are they?

By manda
thinking beyond the gates?

thinking beyond the gates?

Julia Schonharl writes about tourism and human rights in 2012: Can we ask anybody to think beyond the fences of the holiday resort?

By manda
cod cut at cornish chippie

cod cut at cornish chippie

Cod cut out at CoaST Ambassador Cornish chippie!

By marja
good money: ethical finance

good money: ethical finance

It's one the biggest ways we can make sure we're having a positive impact. Or let a negative one happen in our name. Fortunately, easy to fix. :)

By manda
bring on the batteries

bring on the batteries

This man just got up and solved the problem.

By manda
green shoots of responsibility?

green shoots of responsibility?

The younger holiday maker is putting us to shame; they know the deal when it comes to sustainable travel....excellent!

By manda
animate

animate

Animus. Spirit. Life. Exactly.

By manda
ethics r us

ethics r us

Well, that's a bit of a stretch. But we like to keep the issue on the table. Right in the middle. Because what's the alternative?

By manda
seeing with our hands

seeing with our hands

Remember Homer? The original one? Remember that he was blind? I didn't...

By manda
530 pennies dropping

530 pennies dropping

TravelMole reports that ABTA members are getting on board.....!

By manda
Ambassador walkitcornwall

Ambassador walkitcornwall

ambassador Paul Simmons from walkitcornwall kicks off the blog

By marja
getting the stifkit

getting the stifkit

We don't tend to go in for awards ourselves....

 

By manda
six top tips for getting your message across

six top tips for getting your message across

Here are six super simple tips for getting that message across...

By manda
On Small, Collaboration, and The Having of Faith.

On Small, Collaboration, and The Having of Faith.

Smallest room; biggest talker? David Goldblatt talks about Toilets He Has Mused From...

By manda
good energy

good energy

Good Energy. Just what it suggests. And it's got our backing.

By manda
great time + green message = change for good!

great time + green message = change for good!

Bosinver Cottages are one of our Ambassador businesses...and they make it an Ambassadorial priority to be an Agent of Change...

By manda
"stop drifting, start rowing"

"stop drifting, start rowing"

A word from the ocean wave. Actually, really proper ocean wave.

By manda
i

i'm a climate scientist

OK. This has a health warning. If you're easily offended, don't click here.

By manda
only connect

only connect

We just need to join the dots.

By manda
Top 10 tourism businesses get green gold star

Top 10 tourism businesses get green gold star

Three CoaST members hit the top twenty green businesses in the UK...and two in the top ten! YAHOO!!!!!!

By manda
mcs pocket good fish guide

mcs pocket good fish guide

What it says. The fool-proof guide to getting into a Good Fish Habit.

By manda
marine art sonia

marine art sonia

"We knew what the world looked like

before we knew what the whale looked like"

Philip Hoare

By marja
green edge training

green edge training

CoaST is fully certified and has it own stifferkits to deliver the Green Edge training on behalf of Welcome to Excellence.

By manda
giving the (green) finger

giving the (green) finger

Futerra, our particularly splendid comms experts mates in London, inspired us to do this...

By manda
passing it on

passing it on

It's good to share...Andy Brelsford is all over it...

By manda
rachel challenges treliske

rachel challenges treliske

Ambassador Rachel Hood spent some time in hospital recently..and has some questions about their waste management...

By manda
pollaughan farm passes it on

pollaughan farm passes it on

...going home after the CoaST event full of passion and ideas, Valerie struck up conversation with one of her guests..

By manda