About the Event
The Green Destinations Story Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives for sustainable tourism development in 6 categories from submissions to the annual Green Destinations Top 100 Stories competition.
The Green Destinations Story Awards ceremony will take place at ITB Berlin 2023 on Tuesday, 7 March, at the “Green Stage” (Hall 3.1) from 16:35h to 17:30h CET.
The ITB Earth Award
This award recognises global leadership in the fight against climate change and environmental degradation amongst a collection of smart projects for more sustainable tourism.
This story is elected by Rika Jean-François, Commissioner ITB Corporate Social Responsibility.
The People’s Choice Award
This year again, Green Destinations will open a 6th category of awards: the People’s Choice Award – to allow YOU to support your favourite story.
The destination that received the most votes will be awarded the People’s Choice Award at the Green Destinations Story Awards ceremony at ITB Berlin.
Category: Business & Marketing
How To: Aspen, a commitment to sustain the natural beauty that sustains us.
Royal Djurgården – connecting Swedish cultural heritage with modern sustainable thinking.
Amando Bacalar, Loving Bacalar.
Protection of the Natural and Scenic Views of the Iwokrama Forest through Conservation and Rigorous Monitoring Plan and Activities
Eco Domus – eco-friendly accommodation
Dark Skies … Bright Future!
Category: Culture & Tradition
Ethological safari of the horse “Garrano”
“Krasna Kuhnja” (Exquisite Cuisine) – a mirror of the development of sustainable gastronomy”
Digitalization of Jože Plečnik’s cultural heritage
Preservation and revitalization of patrimony in a Japanese castle town
Net at sea, a tradition on the beach: mullet fishing as an identify of Bombinhas
Two Path Strong – strong in culture and strong in education
Category: Environment & Climate
Campers welcome in destination Jeruzalem Slovenia.
A view from Nessie: Inverness Loch Ness’ Climate Action Plan
Reviving the majestic diversity of Bago Watershed.
Change 1 habit
The Path to Becoming the First Carbon-Neutral Small Island
Category: Governance, Reset & Recovery
Koh Mak, The Journey to become the first low carbon destination in Thailand
The Capacity Management Conducted to Guishan Island.
The Val de Zafán Green Way
The recovery of the Pómac Forest, a new opportunity for life
Crowd Control at Nabegataki Park
To work together on a CSR approach with the Tourist Offices of Normandy.
Category: Nature & Scenery
Coexisting with Nature in Haomeili: Taking Sustainable Action – Beach Nourishment and Ecological Restoration
UNESCO Global Geopark – From 0 to 516 – The “Bridge” for Sustainability
Mangrove Forest Protection through Community-based Eco Tourism Project
Azraq Oasis Restoration and Socioeconomic Development
Sustainable Conservation and Utilization of the more than a thousand years old Grasslands to Conserve the Aso Landscape and improve tourism
What a fishy story
Category: Thriving Communities
Discovering the first and only Karenni village in Thailand that made the transition towards community-based tourism
Planting the seeds of change – uplifting the local communities one project at a time
Tingo María National Park, conserving its biodiversity and ecosystem services for the benefit of the population
Together we stand for regional cycles – Tasting is believing
Through the flowers to the heart of the community and becoming a popular tourist attraction
Meet the Jury
Rika Jean Francois
Destination Stewardship Center
Global Ecotourism Network (GEN)
Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN)
Sustainability Leaders United
Sustainable Travel International
Hugo de Jong