People want to experience food and drink at source more than ever before, creating an opportunity for you to tell your story and demonstrate your sustainability.
Opportunity North East has created four sustainable food tourism workshops as part of a fully-funded programme of practical support available for food and drink manufacturing businesses in north east Scotland to develop food tourism experiences with sustainability at its heart. There are practical checklists and resources that can be used in conjunction with the workshop videos below and there may be follow-on support available to fund your next sustainability steps. To receive the checklists and resources or to enquire about the further training and funding available, please contact Elizabeth Mathie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The project is led and delivered by ONE and supported by the North East Economic Recovery and Skills Fund and Aberdeenshire Council. Green Tourism is the delivery contractor.
1. Creating a Sustainable Visitor Experience – Taking the First Steps
Why does sustainability matter – why go green?
What does a sustainable visitor experience look like? Examples/case studies
Where are you now? Establishing a baseline
Next steps - action planning for success
2. Customer Expectations and Communications
Changes in customer behaviour (travel trends, green recovery, food & drink)
Meeting customer expectations
Sharing your green story
3. Identifying and Making Practical Changes
Our impact on the planet and what we can do
Low cost improvements
Resource efficiency case study
Food waste wins
4. Developing a Sustainability Strategy, Policy and Plan
Strategy/policy/plan – what do these mean?
Top 10 tips