INRODUCTION The paper will examine the current literature regarding sustainable practices in tourism attractions. It is based on the literature review of the author’s thesis. The author will define sustainable tourism; sustainable principles, the importance of becoming sustainable, demand for sustainable attractions and limitations to sustainable development in tourism attractions. The author will conclude with important points examined in the literature. WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE TOURISM There are several definitions outlined in modern literature, all with different viewpoints as to what exactly is part of sustainability.
If the government and other non-government organizations are to be followed, everyone should be responsible in their food choices. Responsibility comes in different types and forms, and one way to show commitment is by supporting sustainable fishing, and choose only sustainable food for the table. According to National Geographic, sustainable fishing ensures that the future generations will still have freshwater and ocean wildlife to enjoy when the time comes. The idea behind sustainable fishing is that the future generation can fish all they want, without having to compromise the ability of the future generations to fish and enjoy the water’s bounty. Unfortunately, this is now a problem in different parts of the world including Canada.
Sustainability Through Environmental Studies, I’ve learned to acknowledge that the meaning of sustainability is the process of balancing and maintaining one’s well-being in a way that preserves the lifespan of our planet, Earth. Humankind has a tendency to be arrogant and greedy, abusing excessive amounts of our natural resources to use in ways that are not necessary, instead of just using what we need in order to survive. That’s where the idea of sustainability comes to mind. With the idea of trying not abuse and destroy our planet , there are many different ways people can learn to live a sustainable life on a personal, local, and on a global level. There are many ways that an individual can improve their sustainability on a personal level.
Sustainability includes this two principles but it has a social dimension too. Sustainability can integrate with society, that is why people needs to be informed about practices of sustainability. This is indicating the importance of the education in sustainability. American Institute of Architects (1992) defined sustainability in architecture: In its broadest sense, sustainability refers to the ability of a society, ecosystem, or other ongoing system to continue functioning into the indefinite future, without being forced into decline through exhaustion or overloading of the key resources on which that system.
(S. Viederman, New York) The more society learns to sustain, the better. The basic needs of its members will be satisfied without depleting resources now and therefore degrading them for others later. This will encourage sustainable communities within societies, meaning the people want to live and in that specific environment now and also in the future. Benefitting not only society as a whole but the economy too by creating long term jobs for many. These members of the community are sensitive and caring to their environment brining out the best in it.
Sustainable tourism considers equally economical, social and environmental aspects of tourism destinations. By respecting all three, it provides long run development with respect of caring capacity. Eco-certification, on the other hand, influences both supply and demand side of tourism market, and increases consumer’s confidence. Key words: sustainability, tourism, and certification Sustainable tourism is tourism, which concerns total economic, social and environmental impact, by caring for the needs of tourists, economy, environment and local communities. (Making Tourism More Sustainable, UNWTO&UNEP, 2011).
Sustainable communities can be depicted as places where the needs of everyone in the community are met and people feel safe, healthy and ultimately happy our environment is appreciated, protected and enhanced and damage to nature is limited our economy is energetic, business openings are enhanced and our working lives are all the more fulfilling The concept sustainability explores the relation among economic development, quality of the environment and social equity. Policies and strategies for sustainable development should simultaneously promote continuous economic opportunities, enhance environmental fundamentals and focus on the social well-being of the community to ensure an evenly balanced environment. Policies have to advocate
1.0 INTRODUCTION Nowadays, it been represent that the world able to reduce the impact of harmful towards environment which is allow the world approach to sustainable building for the city development planning. Sustainable Building is also known as a green building which refers the building structure practices using of processes that are environmentally responsible and also throughout resource-efficient of building’s life cycle where it undergoes design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and demolition works. In the other aspect, sustainable building also able to increase the efficiencies uses of energy, water, materials and reduce building impacts on human as well as animal over entire life. The sustainable building concepts extends base on beyond the walls of the building which point out directory from site planning, community and land use planning issues. The manufacturing, design, construction and operation of the buildings in human living and working space have a large consumption of natural resources.
Sustainability in Festival and Tourism Event: Penang Hot Air Balloon Festival Sustainable development is very important for festivals and events tourism. Sustainability of tourism includes reaching participation between visitor organizations, traveler destinations and national, provincial and local so as to cover a big group of difficulties while in the meantime to stay focused. Opportunities for sustainable tourism development and preservation of its competitiveness, is largely influenced by the quality of the environment, to preserve and attractive natural and cultural heritage and other values, goods and resources. For sustainable it is considered any kind of tourism that contributes permanently for the protection and promotion of the environment, natural and other resources, cultural values and integrity of the local community. (Tanja Angelkova, 2012) The study of festivals and tourism events is presently a critical as well as productive territory of tourism exploration enquiry.
The primary benefits of following a sustainable agriculture practice are: Preservation of Environment Farms that practice sustainable agriculture produce crops and raise animals on their farms without excessive usage of synthetic fertilizers, chemical pesticides, genetically modified seeds. They do not follow practices that degrade soil, water or are detrimental to any other natural resources. By using techniques such as conservation tillage, crop rotation, growing variety of plants and using pasture-based livestock husbandry, such farms are able to protect the diversity and contribute hugely towards the maintenance and development of healthy and sustainable ecosystems. Public Health Protection Food Production and farming cannot be done at the expense of human health. Sustainable farms avoid the usage of harmful synthetic fertilizers, they are able to grow vegetables and fruits that are safer for the people to consume and safe for the farm workers and the surrounding localities.