Sustainable Tourism Awareness Workshop

Janathakshan (Gte) Ltd and People In Need, Cz Conduct Sustainable Tourism Awareness Workshop on the EU SWITCH- Asia Initiative

Kandy, 25th August 2014- Janathakshan (Gte) Ltd and People In Need, (Czech Republic) conducted the Sustainable Tourism Awareness Workshop on the EU SWITCH-Asia Initiative “Up-scaling Biogas Technology for Sustainable Development and Mitigating Climate Change in Sri Lanka.” Organized in collaboration with the Kandy Hotels Association the workshop was held at the Cinnamon Citadel, Kandy and saw the participation of 30 key tourism entities in the central province. The workshop aimed to build awareness on biogas technology and promote sustainable and responsible tourism based on the principles of environmental integrity, social justice and maximizing local economic benefits to ensure Sri Lanka is a better place for people to live and visit.  

The hospitality industry is one of the largest drivers of economic growth; it is also one of the most energy-intensive, accounting for around one-fifth of total industrial CO2 emissions. Biogas improves environmental stewardship by reducing GHG emissions and supporting renewable energy. Biogas provides power with a purpose reducing costs by converting hotel waste into sustainable energy with enduring value. Workshop participants were also given the opportunity to inspect an operational biogas unit at Cinnamon Citadel installed by Janathakshan and working successfully since 2011.

 

Cinnamon Citadel waste management center

 

Guided tour of an operational biogas unit at Cinnamon Citadel installed by Janathakshan and working successfully since 2011

 

Lighting the traditional oil lamp

 

Kandy Municipal Council Waste Management Policy presented by KMC Engineer N. Dissanayake

 

Participants inspect operational biogas unit at Cinnamon Citadel installed by Janathakshan and working successfully since 2011

 

Participants visited Cinnamon Citadel Waste Management Center

 

Participants were given a guided tour of an operational biogas unit at Cinnamon Citadel installed by Janathakshan in 2011

 

Rohitha Ananada, Janathakshan presenting on the benefits of biogas to the tourism sector

 

The EU SWITCH Asia project presented by Damitha Samarakoon, Janathakshan GTE Ltd

 

Waste seperation practiced and advocated by Cinnamon Citadel

 

Waste seperation practiced at Cinnamon Citadel

 

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