Since most of the carbon emission as well as over 80% of ocean pollution is land based, there are several strategies that those concerned with sustainable tourism can implement to mitigate these concerns.
The twelve Blue Community strategies were developed in collaboration with Walt Disney World utilizing approaches that not only move tourism to sustainability, but are also proven to be cost effective.
Water Wranglers: How Florida Ranchers are Rounding Up WaterLast Updated on 2014-03-01 01:32:13Beef is a significant part of our restaurants' menus, making up 13 percent of Darden's supply chain. Over the past year, Darden has supported efforts among cattlemen and cattlewomen to "make continuous improvements in the sustainability of the global beef production process." One of those efforts has been in Florida in partnership with the Audubon Society. Through support from the Darden Foundation, Audubon is enabling ranchers to adopt best management practices by storing water on their ranchlands. Today, we share the story of the Rafter T Ranch by interviewing Audubon of Florida's Sustainable Rancher of the Year, Jimmy Wohl.
Jimmy, can you tell us a little about the Rafter T Ranch?
Rafter T Ranch was purchased by my parents in 1962. The 5,178 acres were unimproved native land from which pine timber was harvested during the 1930s. This purchase culminated a... More »
Water Shortage and TourismLast Updated on 2014-02-18 21:38:57Travel and tourism continues to be one of the world’s largest industries, accounting for almost 10% of global GDP. Reports coming in from all around the world show how water shortage is directly influencing and reshaping the tourist market across continents and how increased water demand in the industry is impacting local communities and natural environments.
With tourism revenue contributing to more than 15% of GDP in most countries, and more than a quarter of GDP in the Maldives and Seychelles, and almost 50% of employment in Macau, the tourism sector is identifying measures to undertake and adapt to the changes occurring globally to water supply. With tourisms spreading uncontrollably in some areas, climate change is significantly shaping the conditions of destinations through more frequent and extreme heat waves, droughts, storms and floods. With warmer and longer summers... More »
Blue Community Series Part 6: Education, Planning, Policy, & ManagementLast Updated on 2013-11-25 12:53:58
Dr. Reese Halter hosts Part 6 of the Blue Community Coastal Habitat & Marine Environment series that presents best practices for sustainable tourism of the Walt Disney Company. This video focuses on Education, Policy, & Management. The video features Kim Sams, Director, Corporate Citizenship and Conservation Programs for the Walt Disney Company.
Blue Community Series Part 3Last Updated on 2013-11-25 12:53:19
Dr. Reese Halter hosts Part 3 of the Blue Community Coastal Habitat & Marine Environment series that presents best practices for sustainable tourism at the Walt Disney Company. This video focuses is on Water, Waste Management, & Reducing Plastics. The video features Tammy Brister, Manager, Environmental Integration, Walt Disney World Resort.
Blue Community Series Part 1Last Updated on 2013-11-25 12:51:34
Dr. Reese Halter hosts Part 1 of the Blue Community Coastal Habitat & Marine Environment series that presents best practices for sustainable tourism at the Walt Disney Company. This video focuses is an introduction to Coastal Habitat & Marine environment issues of the series. The video features Dr. Jackie Ogden, VP, Animals, Science & Environment, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.
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