Aitken Spence Travels has organized a special day to celebrate the sustainability activities carried out by the Travels staff and other stakeholders. The day focused on celebrating the contribution of stakeholders for the precious nature in terms of environmental friendly action/ socially responsible behavior or the economically benefitted operation. Under the theme of YOU CAN MAKE THE CHANGE, where a little action make today, will cumulatively deliver a positive and bigger impact towards conserving nature.
THE GREEN DAY was on 19th of February 2018 which celebrate the value of committing towards sustainability will be emphasized throughout the day and in line, there were many programmes to celebrate THE GREEN DAY!
A competition was held among the staff members to encourage the staff members to do any sustainability related activity. The winners of the Green Day competition were as follows.
CSR A tree planting programme was held at Horana Forest Monastery on 17th February 2018 as a reforestation project with participation of the Travels’ staff members and simultaneously a tree planting programme was held Mattakkuliya Aitken Spence Garage premises on 19th February 2018.
The contribution of the staff members for the sustainability activities were appreciated by offering them an overnight stay at luxury eco hotel while ensuring their continuous involvement for the sustainability activities.
A panel discussion was held on THE GREEN DAY under the conversation of Sustainable Tourism & Individual Responsibility. It was aiming to educate the individuals towards sustainable tourism and prevailing pros and cons. The panel discussion was on 19th February 2018 from 4-5.30 pm. The distinguish panelists are Prof. Sarath Kotagama, Ornithologist and Environmentalist, Mr. Srilal Mittapala, Past president of Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka, Mr. Rukshan Jayewardene, President of Wildlife & Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka. Moderating by Ms. Yasangi Randeni, Asst. General manager Group Sustainability Aitken Spence PLC.
The other stakeholders such as accommodation providers and more importantly clients were also be part of our GREEN DAY activities. They were aware by sending them emails and brochures.
What is your role in the Sustainable Tourism? What is your contribution towards the human-animal conflict? What is your accountability on selecting destinations for your client? What is the ROI for the company by investing on wildlife and biodiversity? What is the international perspective of sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka? The decision you make today, will add more positive and a bigger impact towards conserving nature.