Sustainability and environmental training

While the world stage is currently dominated by the COVID-19 crisis, the need to protect the environment and introduce ‘green’ processes will be more crucial than ever once the crisis ends. Now is the ideal time for you and your staff to upskill in this area and prepare to make positive changes when Ireland reopens for business. offers a superb free online toolkit to assist tourism businesses to optimise their food and beverage service in terms of sustainability and cost efficiencies. 

This toolkit provides the background, tools and resources to a property of any size to:

1) Prevent food waste from occurring
2) Donate any food waste that can’t be prevented, but is still safe for people to eat
3) Divert the rest away from landfills. 

Visit the HotelKitchen website to download the toolkit

Sustainable Travel Ireland 

Sustainable Travel Ireland, formerly Ecotourism Ireland, is Ireland’s leading and longest-running body for the promotion of sustainable and responsible tourism. They are offering their first two courses, ‘Introduction to Sustainable Tourism’ and ‘Building A Sustainability Management System’ free of charge to all new members. 

Check out their course catalogue.

Their Introductory Membership is entry-level and open to all tourism businesses. This membership is currently free for your first 6 months.