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EarthCheck and Purdue University Partner on Sustainable Tourism Education

February 13, 2014 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

EarthCheck has entered into a strategic partnership with Purdue University to support the University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

274507The agreement signed this month will provide students with access to EarthCheck’s global benchmarking and certification platform which is now delivered in over 80 countries across the world. In addition the partnership provides an opportunity for EarthCheck’s Research Institute to provide students with access to over $260 million of research and development which was developed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism in Australia.

“EarthCheck is excited to be working with one of the great universities of the world and the leading Hospitality and Tourism Management School in North America” said Stewart Moore, CEO and founder of EarthCheck.

“We are excited to be able to use EarthCheck’s resources to give students real world experience in sustainable tourism management. Our students will get hands experience with state-of-the-art measurement tools and access to current cases. It takes the theory of sustainability and makes it real” said Dr Jonathon Day, Assistant Professor in Purdue’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Students will be able to use the EarthCheck program to better understand the operational challenges facing leading tourism operators and the actions that can be taken to assist companies to reduce their environmental footprint, deliver bottom-line operational efficiencies and maximise guest experience. EarthCheck will provide students with access to practical tools, data templates and a dedicated software program which will allow students to gain an appreciation of business life at the coalface.

EarthCheck, managed and owned by EC3 Global, is an internationally recognised environmental management and certification program with members in over 80 countries. The program improves operational performance of member organisations and reduces costs. Recent studies show that 6 million people a week are impacted by EarthCheck’s branded solutions. The company takes a scientific and systematic approach to risk mitigation and legislative requirements and is regarded as one of the world’s best-practice environmental sustainability leaders.

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