Sustainability doesn’t have to be an unattainable goal, or something in the distance that we all know exists but we fail to pursue. There are so many small changes we can all implement in our lives and workplaces that will directly affect our use of resources and our production of a carbon footprint.
When I founded Fifty Shades Greener in 2017, my mission was to train the hospitality workforce in Ireland, so we could live up to our name, the Emerald Island, providing green accommodation to our overseas visitors.
Fast forward a couple of years and my goal grew legs. I now want to teach every single hospitality worker in the world the little things we can all do to change our behaviour around the use of energy and water and production of waste.
A new partnership between Fifty Shades Greener and Dalhousie University’s College of Continuing Education will help bring this dream to life as we work together to green the hospitality industry in Canada.
For more than 35 years, the College of Continuing Education has been providing top-quality, relevant and innovative solutions to meet the learning needs of individuals, organizations and communities.
Our collaboration will bring the Fifty Shades Greener online training programmes to students in the Atlantic region of Canada, allowing us to expand our brand mission to international markets.
The Fifty Shades Greener online programmes will give you and your team a structured framework to develop an environmental management system at your hotel or restaurant. We will teach you how to: measure, monitor, reduce and report on your business utilities, which will in turn reduce your Carbon Footprint and your business running costs.
With the huge downturn in the hospitality industry caused by COVID-19, it has never been more important than now, to ensure we are running efficient businesses, and that we teach our teams to control and reduce the use of utilities.
As a trainer and business owner, to be supported and trusted by a University College of Continuing Education like Dalhousie, is a dream come true. Together, our objective is to create a baseline of carbon footprint for the hospitality industry in Canada, and develop and upskill the workforce, to ensure we reduce that carbon footprint over the coming years.
The online programmes are available right now through the College of Continuing Education website, Click Here to access the course information.