Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark has organised a Sustainability Training Programme, facilitated by The Tourism Space to commence in March 2024. The Sustainability Training Programme is a framework that allows businesses located within Cuilcagh Lakelands UNESCO Global Geopark to come together to build a sustainable and regenerative tourism offering, achieve cost savings through reductions in waste, water and energy consumption and benefit from clustering through membership of the Geopark Sustainability Business Network.
The Geopark is working to expand and build on the success of the existing Sustainability Business Network and invites businesses to complete the Sustainability Training Programme as an entry point for membership.
The training programme is highly practical providing businesses with the tools to establish baseline information and benchmark standards in the areas of energy, water, and waste management. The programme also expands to cover biodiversity, accessibility, sustainability, marketing, storytelling, and Leave no Trace.
This comprehensive programme covers all the below topics:
This is a 14-week programme that will commence on Wednesday 20 March 2024 and finish on Wednesday 26 June 2024. Training sessions will take place mainly every Wednesday, some onsite at a Geopark location and some will be held online. All sessions, other than the Leave no Trace Certified Awareness Training, will take place between 10am/10.30 am – 1pm. The Leave no Trace Awareness Training will be a full day course. A field trip to the Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Geopark will also take place on Wednesday 1 – Thursday 2 May 2024.
For a full detailed schedule of this programme, download the schedule here.
The Sustainability Training Programme which aims to make cost and energy savings for your business, is free of charge to complete. Once completed the programme you will be awarded with a certificate of completion, as well as becoming a member of the Geopark Sustainability Business Network. Within this Network you have the following benefits:
How to participate
Do you have an existing business located in Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark and are interested in sustainability, regenerative tourism and becoming a Geopark Ambassador?
Can you fully commit to becoming a Sustainable Geopark Business and attending this facilitated programme?
If so, please submit your Expression of Interest below by close of business on Friday 23 February 2024.
Please note, there are limited places on this free programme, facilitated by The Tourism Space. A commitment to attend the programme in full is necessary. Should the programme become oversubscribed, criteria will be applied during the selection process.
This programme is funded by Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark through support from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Cavan County Council, and Fáilte Ireland.
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