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Watamu Marine Association Wins Recycling Award at Green Tourism Forum

Watamu Marine Association is thrilled to announce that we received a Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda - STTA Award for Community Waste Recycling yesterday. The event was held to highlight the ‪#‎Green future of tourism.

It was a Green Economy Tourism Revolution at the Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda - STTA Conference this week, focusing on People and the Planet, rather than profit.

‪#‎GreenTourismSummitKe16‬ and the STTA is looking at local eco businesses and especially in the travel industry, including new innovations from Watamu Marine Association at the ‪#‎EcoWorldWatamuRecycling‬ Centre.

Attending also were our great recycling and dolphin and whale conservation supporters African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (K) Ltd. - Giraffe Centre.

STTA Director, Judy Gona, opened the summit inspiring all with a green philosophy, set in a firm economic basis, which is the future of tourism.

This what Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda have to say -
Tourism plays an important role in the economies of the East African states. It impacts individual lives, product markets, communities, and the environment. The consequences related to its growth and/or declines are well documented. Among many options available for making tourism resilient, i.e. maximising opportunities and minimising threats, is the green (sustainability) agenda. Tourism needs to be inclusive, competitive, sustainable, resource efficient and environmentally friendly to be resilient. This was the agenda of #GTS16."

WMA are pleased to confirm that The Green Tourism Summit more than succeeded in providing a challenging interactive environment for debate and learning on green tourism trends. The #GreenEconomy is our future.

The event was made possible by African Wildlife Fund, AFEW, and Net Fund.

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