Friday, September 28, 2012

Rewarding sustainable travel initiatives

From one corner of the trade floor to the other, this year’s International Flight Services Association event featured the latest efforts by companies seeking to satisfy the demands by airlines for products that meet environmental standards.

Several of those companies are from the United Kingdom and would do well to consider offering their products and green initiatives for the 2013 Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel, sponsored the railroad Eurostar. The awards are open to travel related businesses in the United Kingdom, France and Belgium.

Eurostar is considering programs that promote more sustainable forms of travel, help improve quality of life, reduce congestion and pollution and cut carbon dioxide emissions.

Entries for the awards will be open for another month, but end October 30. Two winners will share a £30,000 prize at a ceremony next June. Last year’s winner was the City of Ghent in Belgium for a UK car-sharing website.

The award is part of Eurostar’s Tread Lightly program, undertaken to improve its own environmental impact. Interested parties can visit the Award's website for more information.

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