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STW2017 Signature Conference | Sustainable Future Beyond 2020                   

Here at the Scottish Tourism Alliance we’re looking forward to STW2017 and all the fun it will bring but we also want to do it in a way that won’t harm Scotland’s people or places.

Using the Resource Efficient Scotland guide as a framework, we’re taking steps to deliver our Signature Conference in a more sustainable way. Here’s what we’re doing:


Using a venue with a strong CSR policy

o   Crowne Plaza Glasgow is a member of the IHG Green EngageTM system, it’s parent group’s sustainability programme, and holds Green Tourism Silver status

Crowne Plaza is easily accessible by public transport

Making public transport easy with special offers from our partner ScotRail

 Hosting the Traveline public transport widget on our STW2017 website

Special accommodation deals at Crowne Plaza hotel, which is close to transport hubs

Encouraging all our team to use public transport to attend the Signature Conference

 Measuring food waste from our Dinner With a Difference so that we can work to reduce it at future events

Separating food waste and recycling it to generate energy

Working with Bidvest Foodservice to source and promote food from local producers for our Dinner with a Difference

Using venues’ own kitchenware to avoid waste from disposables

Reducing packaging waste by avoiding offering biscuits or sauces in individual packets

Reusing staging, displays and stands were we can and recycling when we can’t

Using a paperless ticketing system to cut down on paper use

Minimising what we print to reduce paper use

Reusing delegate badges and collecting them after the event to use them again


Lots of little changes that mount up to making a big difference to people and planet – and save us some pennies too.

Do you have a sustainability story to share? No matter how ‘small’ you think your contribution is the STA comms team would love to hear from you!

Mhairi and Gill will be tweeting, posting and sharing your news through the STA’s weekly and bi-monthly eBlasts. So stay in touch and share your sustainability news - 


Last Modified: Monday 06 March 2017 12:14

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