Eco-efficiency continues to be top priority
The Bay of Fundy Tourism Partnership is at it again.
The Bay of Fundy Tourism Partnership was recently awarded by the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and the Gulf of Maine Council for its work on developing partnerships between tourism and eco-efficiency. Parrsboro-based Resource Management Associates, staff include, Barb Gilbert front left), Tom Young, Terri McCulloch (back left) and Julie MacMillan.
PARRSBORO The Bay of Fundy Tourism Partnership is at it again.
Already recognized by the national tourism association, the alliance of Fundy-based businesses, regional and provincial tourism organizations and development agencies from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, were awarded the Nova Scotia Department of Environment Bay of Fundy sustainable tourism business partnership award at the annual Gulf of Maine Council Awards in Halifax on Jan. 31.
Like a similar award received last October from the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, the award recognizes the partnership developed between the tourism group and Dalhousie Universitys Eco-efficiency centre.
The partnership is unique in some ways because Nova Scotia is the only province to have an organization like the eco-efficiency centre in Dartmouth, delivering sessions to tourism operators to make them more green, said partnership manager Terri McCulloch.
Nova Scotia is the only province in Canada to have a non-profit association like that, with a mandate to small businesses, and we were pleased to be able to develop that program with them dealing with the tourism sector.
The Bay of Fundy Tourism Partnership develops and promotes the Bay of Fundy on Canada's East Coast as an internationally recognized, unique and remarkable nature-based tourism destination.
It advocates and delivers programs with the tourism industry in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia that support sustainability and conservation of the Bay of Fundy ecosystem.
The recent award was in the group category, recognizing the partnerships focused on sustainability in the Gulf of Maine.
Its nice because it really draws attention to the work were doing in the Bay of Fundy, said McCulloch.
The objective of the eco-business program is to reduce environmental impacts on the bay by preventing pollution, reducing waste, conserving water and energy, and protecting its natural beauty.