Sustainable Development in Suecia
Sustainability certifications in Suecia
The following logos represent the sustainability certifications and labels achieved by Suecia.
Sustainability projects in Suecia
STF, the Swedish Youth Hostel Association, is the most prominent organiser of eco-tourism in Sweden and more and more of their activities have received “Naturens Bästa” eco-tourism distinction. Even the STF hostels have become more environmentally friendly and, along with other facilities, they have also been awarded many various distinctions: Svanen, EU-blomman, KRAV, and Den Gröna Nyckeln. STF and the environmental movement have developed side by side. Right from the start, their desire to make the alpine world accessible to people was absolutely crucial. A few years later, STF took part in discussions when the first national parks came about in 1909 and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation was founded in the same year. The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation’s former chairman, Louis Améen, was also one of the founders of STF and was in turn its chairman between 1912 and 1926. When people experience nature for themselves, their enthusiasm for preserving it is reinforced. With that fundamental idea, STF guide their guests and members to new nature experiences in national parks and other sensitive nature areas, all with great respect. STF also strives to be a clear voice for certain important environmental issues, which would otherwise risk being pushed to the sidelines, for example the right of public access and shoreline protection.Click here to explore sustainable development projects in other countries worldwide.
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