Greening the WSSD is the first attempt to reduce the environmental impacts of a major UN Summit on the host city .  In this case, the people of Johannesburg. By working with them, we aim to protect, conserve and improve the city's environment and natural resources........ leaving a legacy for the future.
Energy Efficiency
Water Management
Waste Management
Public Awareness
Responsible Tourism
Monitoring & Evaluation
Showcasing Projects
Consumption Barometer
Joburg Climate Legacy
Green Energy
Gauteng Provincial
Government Initiatives

The Sandton Convention
Gauteng Green Projects

Responsible Tourism

A new tourism ethic

Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Managed responsibly, it promotes the social and economic development of local communities, and protects the environment.

In contrast, inappropriate development - coupled with high demands - can destroy natural resources and cultural diversity.

Many South African establishments have committed themselves to creating a "responsible tourism" industry. Guidelines for its development have been drawn-up by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT). Members of the industry have been asked to sign a Statement of Intent, committing them to implementing a responsible tourism programme.

All signatories are listed in a Responsible Tourism Guide to South Africa.

As part of this development programme, the Federated Hospitality Industry of South Africa (Fedhasa) in partnership with us,have launched the Imvelo Awards. Imvelo is the Zulu word for nature. The awards showcase the hospitality industry's environmental management and social and economic development programmes.

Water Conservation in the Gauteng Hospitality Industry

Pledge for responsible tourisim


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