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Blue Community Consortium Members

 

The  Blue Community Consortium seeks to protect oceans, coastal habitat, and marine environment in Florida through implementing Blue Community and other sustainable tourism strategies.

The Blue Consortium is administered by the WHALE Center, a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization and is an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

The members with links to their respective websites are listed below.

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Blue Community One Planet Living Pilot Program Last Updated on 2018-12-06 16:47:30 The Blue Community Consortium is providing for members an opportunity to participate in a new pilot program that integrates the One Planet Living Framework, the 12 Blue Community Strategies, and the PM4SD (Project Management for Sustainable Development) certification program. The pilot program is funded through the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and Visit New Smyrna Beach.   The program is part of a new UNWTO Futures Team project that is pairing up hotels, resorts, with restaurants, attractions, and other tourism businesses to reduce the ecological footprint of tourism while increasing profit and market share.  The pilot will serve as a global best practice model.                                            ... More »
Leadership & Governance for Sustainable Tourism: Last Updated on 2018-10-24 20:05:49 by Addaia Arizmendi, UNWTO    Tourism, as we all know, is far more than tourism alone. From infrastructure and communication to food production and transport, tourism’s considerable economic weight gives it the responsibility and the power to play a key role in the sustainable and responsible development of economies and societies. Delivering on tourism’s huge potential is the Mandate of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations’ (UN) agency responsible for the promotion of tourism’s many benefits on societies and the economy. Increasing tourism’s commitment to sustainable development is one of UNWTO’s priorities and, therefore, we are pleased to support this event. Tourism has been a sector of consistently above-average growth for eight straight years, with 1.3 billion international tourist arrivals recorded in... More »
PM4SD Summer School At Villages Nature, Paris France Last Updated on 2018-10-06 17:58:20      Register Now Primary Sponsors                                 Villages Natures is said to be the most sustainable tourism resort in the world.    It recently received the World Hospitality award for Best Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility Initiative. We have chosen to hold the conference exactly one year from its opening Inauguration to both celebrate the anniversary and learn about its progress one year later.                              The Conference theme is Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism  The Conference will be a mix of presentations and experiential learning opportunities including: Presentations from Internationals experts on... More »
Tour de Turtles: A Race to Save the Turtles 
 Last Updated on 2018-09-06 20:55:35   Recently I attended Tour de Turtles event at Disney Vero Beach. Tour de Turtles is a 90 day race between sea turtles from countries such as Panama, Costa Rica, Bahamas, Cuba, Nevis and Florida, USA. Seventeen turtles were tagged this year with a tracing device so their movements can be followed each day. The turtle that travels the farthest in 90 days wins the race. Each turtle is also racing for a cause that will improve the likelihood of survivability of sea turtles around the world. Causes include: water quality, plastic debris, light pollution, climate change, harvest for meat consumption, commercial trawl fisheries, egg harvest for consumption, illegal sea turtle shell trade, commercial longline fisheries, invasive species predation, beach erosion, oil spills, and boat strikes. We arrived mid-day on Friday where we were greeted by Tic Toc  the alligator and... More »
PM4SD FOUNDATONAL CERTIFICATION Last Updated on 2018-08-16 19:05:12 The Blue Community Consortium is pleased to partner with and participate in the upcoming online training course on PM4SD (Project Management for Sustainable Development), which offers proven techniques and best practices for managing tourism projects more effectively, using the internationally-recognized PM4SD methodology. Dr. David Randle, Director of Sustainable Tourism USF Patel College of Global Sustainability is representing the Blue Community and joining other global experts and tourism leaders in this 4-week facilitated and interactive online course. The course is delivered by TrainingAid, an international tourism training company specialized in sustainable tourism, Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism (FEST) and Jlag Europe, in collaboration with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and other industry partners. We encourage you, as a key tourism industry... More »