Green Tourism Blog

Plastic Pledge

Plastic seems to be an essential part of our lives in the 21st century, especially plastic packaging. Food and drink products are the biggest source of single use plastics, so we’ve developed a list of our Top Five Tips to help our members make some inroads in tackling the 2.2 million tonnes of plastic packaging […]

Devon woman to set two new World Records

Devon woman to set two new World Records as first and fastest person to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) from Land’s End to John O’Groats, raising awareness of plastic pollution and collecting plastic as she goes. Cal Major, a veterinary surgeon and adventurer from Devon, is due to arrive at John O’Groats on Tuesday 3rd July […]


Jon Proctor, Technical Director of Green Tourism and Chief Executive of Green Business shares his perspective of the plight of our pollinators and the indiscriminate use of insecticides based on research over the last 40 years. From the early days as a “peacetime” use of chemical weapons to the present needs for more targeted pest […]

Build a Bee House

Homes for Bees             Guidelines kindly provided by Max Coleman from The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Construction Select seven paper straws cut to various lengths and seal one end on each with a ball of cotton wool. Hold the straws together in a bundle with tape, making sure all the […]

Green Tourism to help ‘Paddle Against Plastic’

Scottish sustainability organisation supports record-breaking stand-up paddleboard attempt Green Tourism has thrown its support behind Cal Major who is attempting to be the first person to stand-up paddleboard (SUP) from Land’s End to John O’Groats as part of a campaign to encourage the population to ditch plastic in favour of more environmental alternatives – to […]

Hickory’s Honey & Goats’s Cheese Canapes

  Gold award holder Hickory’s* Amazing Honey Canapes Hope you enjoy making & eating them – please send us your pictures Makes 25 For the cheese sable pastry: 175g plain flour 1 teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper Pinch black pepper 1 teaspoon semi crushed cumin seeds 150g butter – chilled and diced 75g […]

Why we should all ‘Paddle Against Plastic’

Andrea Nicholas, Green Tourism managing director The global problem of plastic pollution is increasingly being talked about and more people are realising that we must make greater efforts to find alternatives to this material which is damaging the environment around all of us. At Green Tourism we therefore didn’t hesitate to throw our support behind […]

Green Tourism recognised at Global Good Awards

  Green Tourism, the organisation that offers credible, trustworthy, independent guidance to businesses in the sector committed to sustainability, is celebrating its recognition at the 2018 Global Good Awards. Scotland-headquartered Green Tourism took silver in the Best Environmental Behaviour Change category at the Global Good Awards, now in their fourth year. Green Tourism was singled […]