Who organises the green tourism Camp?

Green Tourism Camp Organisers

Brita Moosmann, MBA:

FotoI have been passionate about the topic of sustainable development for many years, particularly in the areas of Food and Beverage and Green Meetings. Because economic profitability is only sustainable, if social and ecological aspects are fully integrated in the busniess plan of a hospitality operation. This is where sustainability meets profitability as a long-term businessmodel with a sucessful future.

As a member of Slow Food, NABU (nature conservancy in Germany), and Green Peace I also live what I preach, because good food and good water are essential for all of us - what varies is the definition! I am looking forward to exciting discussions and horizon-widening encounters at the next green tourism camp.

                                                                                         Wolf-Thomas Karl:

FotoSince childhood, ecology has been a big topic in our family.  From one day to another I was no longer allowed to play in the sandbox outside, due to the fallout from Tschnerobyl; this left a deep imprint in my mind.  As an adolescent I collect WWF stickers for an album – on deeper reflection I realized this produces a lot of waste with unused stickers ending up in the bin.

In our company we look very carefully how paper, ink and other items of printing can place a burden on the environment.  The tourism industry still produces printed material – our industry lives from this – nevertheless much has changed and there are many possilbilities of reducing the amount of raw materials.  This aspect takes a high priority in my daily business operations.  The Green Tourism Camp enables me to further evolve and find more and better sustainable solutions for my clients.

Camilla Zedendahl:
CEO Destination Sigtuna:

FotoA former lawyer with a passion for tourism, works with the partners of Destination Sigtuna, networking and affirming a positive trend in the visiting industry.

About Destination Sigtuna: Together we make a difference.
In 2009 the tourism industry in Sigtuna came together to develop a shared vision and establish common standards for building a sustainable destination. As Sweden’s fourth largest hotel destination and host to Sweden´s largest airport - Stockholm Arlanda, we have an important responsibility. Through innovative thinking and practices, we ensure consideration for each other, our visitors and the environment.


Members of the Organising Team

  Patrik Dyrendahl:

                                                        Business Area Manager at SF Bio Conference & Events and president of the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC), Swedish Chapter

FotoPatrik loves the meeting industry and sustainable development. No wonder he likes his job, working with both meetings and sustainability at SF Bio Conference & Events. Patrik has long experience from the meetings industry and was a few years ago recruited by SF Bio to attract more businesses to the cinemas, when they are not in use.

Patriks philosophy regarding sustainability is simply- the more, the merrier! If we we can educate and increase the involvement in the meeting industry among stakeholders, suppliers and buyers around sustainability we have a much greater chance to reach our objectives.

BarCamp 2013 was a great experience for Patrik in many ways, and he is really looking forward to the next BarCamp!

Christine Fuchs:

FotoGreen" starts at home! Treating nature and all living creatures with respect is a given! Ask yourself the following questions: Do I really need to go to work by car ever day? Why don't I switch to public transport or do car sharing? Do I look out for environmentally sustainable foods at the grocery store? Why not buying fair trade products more often when available? Am I eager to learn how to improve my personal lifestyle in respect of protecting the environment? Do I teach others, especially children? Why don't I leave my comfort zone more often?

I've always wondered how companies can possibly introduce sustainability rules at work and forget to teach their employers about sustainable lifestyles at the same time. Living a "green" lifestyle starts at home, not at work. It all begins in small places growing bigger and bigger from there.

This Green Tourism bar camp is such a small place from where to start! I've attended the first two Green Tourism bar camps in Germany and loved the inspiring outcome and the great spirit!  When asked by Brita and Wolf-Thomas to be part of the organizing team, I was eager to jump right in. I've been following green initiatives in Scandinavia - especially in the meetings industry - for the past years. Besides, I'm interested in meeting design, hybrid meetings and social media and will take care of all social media and online activities at the bar camp

++ Thanks to all "green campers" for a great event in Sigtuna! ++