Tourism that won’t cost the earth
The Icarus Foundation envisions a prosperous tourism industry that balances ecosystem and climate health, social well-being and economic prosperity.
The Icarus Foundation is a Canadian not-for-profit policy, advocacy, consulting, research and education organization focused on cultivating a truly sustainable tourism industry which responds to today and tomorrow’s social economic and environmental challenges including climate change, global inequality and changing demographics.
OUR GUIDING GOALS
- To improve the quality of information available on Canada’s sustainable tourism performance.
- To educate, inform, and build capacity of the public.
- To advocate for sustainable tourism.
- To support partners who share common goals.
Icarus Foundation Greens Events
The Icarus Foundation works to green local and national festivals and events such as Irie Music Festival and Pride Toronto.
For more about greening festivals, see The Icarus Foundation's Greening Your Festivals and Events Guide.
A 2010 study by Dodds, R., Bessada, T., Garcia-Arredondo, J., McDougall, A., and Thiesen, N. "Carbon Offsetting Programs in North America: Assessing the Involvement of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry" assessed the current marketplace for carbon offsetting providers in North America, and the adoption of offsetting by the hospitality industry.
Read the key findings of the study in The Icarus Foundation's exclusive Executive Summary.