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We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one.

There can be no 'plan B' because there is no 'planet B.'

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Make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable

UN Sustainable Development Goal 11

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We believe that in every community there are people who want to make their home a better place

What's New?

February 29, 2020

Richard Shepard, our founder and Trustee, conducted presentations of the Black Sea Sustainable Rural Tourism Program, its new web platform for information and bookings as well as the need for sustainable approaches to tourism in Kaş and Datça, Turkey.

Organized by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature in Turkey, participants included tourism representatives, conservationists and local government. Following the presentations, the audience asked questions about the BSST Program, its criteria for joining and how accommodations and activities could be shown on the BSST web-platform.

Materials for joining, how the BSST Program works and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council criteria will be distributed by WWF and follow-on meetings will be held the first week of April.

Sustainable Tourism and the BSST Program presented in Turkey

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