Responsible Travel has committed to becoming nature positive by 2030. Their site talks about the negative effect tourism can have on biodiversity and climate change and how becoming sustainable can help wildlife and natural spaces.
This article by Hospitality Net talks about the symbiotic relationship between nature and hotels and how a hotel can both contribute to and benefit from the environment.
An idea of what you can do within the property if your hotel is in a city environment is beekeeping or “insect hotels” in the garden or on the roof of the hotel. This article by CNN Travel explores several hotels that have had success with this.
Travel Without Plastic
Travel Without Plastic offers many useful resources on reducing plastic in hospitality businesses. There is a toolkit for hotels to use to reduce waste, as well as many workshops and webinars on the subject.
Canada is working towards a ban on single use plastics. You may consider joining or watching the progress on the Canada Plastics Pact where other Canadian corporations are joining to work on zero waste solutions.
Professor Sara Dolnicar has an informative Tedx talk on how to waste less on a vacation. Through her tourism research, Sara develops and tests ways to encourage tourists to waste less water, energy, and food while on vacation.
University of Queensland
The University of Queensland also posted a video of Professor Sara Dolniclar talking about the impact reusable cotton can have compared to single use paper. This switch to reusable not only positively impacts the environment, but also the hotel’s bottom line.