You wonder what ecosystem services are and why it matters to the hospitality sector? Everyone is talking about net zero carbon but are they all talking about the same thing? You have heard of hotels engaging in more circularity, adopting nature-based solutions and implementing a carbon offsetting scheme, but what does this all mean?

The world of sustainability is riddled with specialized, often technical, jargon. Online glossaries of sustainability terminology are available, however, context - rather than definitions - matters to ensure a greater comprehension of complex terms.

In the greater context of sustainability news, information, reports and research, not all sources are created equal. In a world of information overload [1], using reliable sources with credible, and relevant information is critical.

Thinking of generic sustainability material or hospitality-specific sustainability information, what are your Top 3 online resource recommendations for anyone wishing to stay on top of the game?

Note: Do specify a category - if applicable - for the recommended online resource such as 'Sustainable Technology Innovation News', 'Climate Change Research' or 'Sustainable Hospitality Best Practices Database'

Reference

[1] Pillay, S. (2017). The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them. Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2017/06/the-ways-your-brain-manages-overload-and-how-to-improve-them

Patrick O’Meara
Patrick O’Meara
Interim CEO of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance
Inge Huijbrechts
Inge Huijbrechts
Global Senior VP Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications for Radisson Hotel Group
Maribel Esparcia Pérez
Maribel Esparcia Pérez
University Professor at the University of Lleida - Faculty of Law, Economics and Tourism and Founding Partner at the ESHC
Marloes Knippenberg
Marloes Knippenberg
CEO of Kerten Hospitality
Eric Ricaurte
Eric Ricaurte
Founder at Greenview
  1. For industry news, trends, case examples, and technical application in the hotels: Green Lodging News www.greenlodgingnews.com.
  2. For more technical guidance on the wide range of topics more broadly: One Planet Network www.oneplanetnetwork.org.
  3. Am I allowed to shamelessly cite Greenview for technical methodology and guidance?
Joanne  Hendrickx
Joanne Hendrickx
Founder at Travel Without Plastic
Sarah Habsburg-Lothringen
Sarah Habsburg-Lothringen
BA Hons, PGCE & MSc, Tourism Training Specialist & Business Mentor for Small, Independent Hotels
Xenia zu Hohenlohe
Xenia zu Hohenlohe
Partner/Director at the Considerate Group
Cassia Patel
Cassia Patel
Program Director of Oceanic Global
Bastienne Bernasco
Bastienne Bernasco
Senior lecturer at Saxion UAS
Elena  Cavagnaro
Elena Cavagnaro
Professor of Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism at Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Celine Vadam
Celine Vadam
Founder & CEO of WE(i) Think

I don't have go-to websites for sustainability matters but we launched last year the Hospitality of the Future Think Tank, focusing on providing information and actionable tools and ideas around sustainability and following the UN SDGs. Our first report is available to download for free on www.hospitalitythinktank.com and look at sustainability in hospitality investment, design & construction, operations and communities. 

Willy Legrand
Willy Legrand
Professor of Hospitality Management at the IU International University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Florian Kaefer
Florian Kaefer
PhD, Founder & Editor, Sustainability Leaders Project
Kathy McGuire
Kathy McGuire
Principal Sustainable Development at 3 Pillar Solutions, LLC

My go-to resources are the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Accommodation standard, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, and Green Lodging News.

Marco Bevolo
Marco Bevolo
Founder of Marco Bevolo Consulting
Johanna Wagner
Johanna Wagner
Co-Founder of La Belle EDuC, Founder of Upside Up Hotel Asset and Guest Lecture at ESSEC MSc in Hospitality Management (IMHI)