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Eco Efficient Tourism (EET)

Newsletter 1/2013

14.8.2013

 

 

Eco Efficient Tourism (ENPI Karelia project KA358))         

 

ECO EFFICIENCY IMPROVES TOURISM SERVICES WHILE CONSERVING NATURE

 

The eco efficient tourism project (EET) which covers the Karelian territories of Russia and Finland has been running since 2012. The project aims at developing the quality of services along the blue roadthat runs from Russia to

ECO EFFICIENCY CONTEST

EET project is currently running a contest. The contest focuses on eco-deeds and sustainabile practices within key areas of concern under the project. The target group is Finnish locals as the contest in run in Finnish language

 

To compete in the contest, click link: www.tiny.cc/zj7xyw

 

For any questions concerning contest/project:

suvi.karmeniemi@ymparisto.fi

 

Norway through Finland and Sweden. EET also seeks to acknowledge entrepreneurs owning stop over sites along blue road to create awareness on environmental practices and entrepreneurs who are already providing eco efficient tourism to make their services known.

 

The project also helps those who aren’t yet aware of the value of eco efficiency in tourist services to adapt eco friendliness attitude for the tourist destinations and services provided by them.

The project will update information boards about local tourist services visible on the blue road, help facilitate stop over sites as well as make aware to locals’ importance of eco efficiency of those areas. Waste management will be of key focus throughout the project period.

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EET SEMINAR AND ECO HIKE MOTIVATED AN ENTERPRENUAL SPIRIT

A seminar/eco hiking event (meant for Ilomantsi local based entrepreneurs) was held in Petkeljärvi national park (Ilomantsi, Finland), last weekend 29.6.2013. The mayor of Ilomantsi (Markku Lappalainen), North Karelia Biosphere Reserve coordinator (Timo J Hokkanen), head of Southern Finland’s nature reserves and parks (Kyösti Tuhkalainen) and the bishop of Kuopio (Jari Jolkkonen) were also part of the event. Click here for more information on the event.

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EET PROJECT INSTALLS INFOBOARDS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL HINTS ALONG THE BLUE ROAD IN FINLAND

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The EET Project erected an infoboard at Parppeinvaara (Ilomantsi) early June this year and hopes to put up and update more infoboards during the project period.The information will be translated in several languages with key reasons being: to stimulate local tourism-based services and products, give quick information to tourists on tourism services, while at the same time provide good practices hints (e.g. on recycling and sustainable use of stopover sites) to both local and foreign travelers using the blue road.

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ECO EFFICIENT PROJECT ACTIVITIES EXTEND ACROSS THE BORDER

 

Technologies for facilitation of tourist stopover sites, Pryazha, Russia

A training seminar "Eco-efficient technologies in tourism" was held in Pryazha on April 22 to address issues on technologies for facilitation of tourists’ stopover sites along the “Blue road”. The participants of the seminar were presented the experience and best Russian and foreign practices of establishment and development of tourism stopovers along popular tourist routes.

 

  North Karelia Biosphere Reserve published a summer booklet "Sustainable North Karelia" which included an article on EET Project.

 

The newsletter (in Finnish language) was attached to the regional newspaper Karjalainen issue that came out on the 21.6.2013.Over 20,000 copies of the newsletter was distributed.

 

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Eco-efficient technologies in Tourism business, Sortavala, Russia

 

A training seminar "Eco-efficient technologies in tourism" was held in Sortavala on May 30th. Seminar participants presented experience and best Russian and foreign practices of establishment and development of tourism stopovers along popular tourist routes. The target group of the Seminar included specialists of District and Settlement Administrations, local entrepreneurs, experts and community leaders developing tourist services in the District, as well as students of Sortavala College who will implement eco-efficient technologies in practice in the near future.

 

Study tour within North Karelia Biosphere Reserve, North Karelia, Finland

Eco-efficient tourism» project study tour to North Karelia, Finland took place from the 30th of October to 2nd of November, 2012. The main goal of the visit was to study Finnish technologies and experience for facilitating campsites in long-stay recreation areas and short-stay stopover sites along the roads and to get familiarized with specific technical solutions for these territories. The study tour was also held in the framework of a bigger event - North Karelia Biosphere reserve 20th anniversary conference «Pearls of the coniferous forest".

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CONTACT INFO

E-mail:

daisy.silvennoinen@ely-keskus.fi

suvi.karmeniemi@ymparisto.fi

timo.hokkanen@ely-keskus.fi

Phone:  

+358 295 026 181

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