Biodiversity means the variety of life. It includes everything from animals, plants and fungi to habitats such as woodland, heathland or saltmarsh. It is a collective term for all life.
|Ecotourism businesses use environment and nature as a marketing tool and may not be making efforts to reduce their impact on the environment.|
The area in which something exists or lives
Fairtrade means that the producers who make the goods you buy get a price that fairly rewards their work and skills
Green is the term used to describe best environmental practises and sustainable development.
Green tourism is a term used to describe best environmental practice within the tourism sector.
|Green Tourism Business Scheme|
The Green Tourism BusinessScheme (GTBS) is an accreditation scheme for tourism and tourism relatedbusinesses relating to environmental good practice.
Organic refers to the way agricultural productsfood and fiberare grown and processed. Organic food production is based on a system of farming that maintains and replenishes soil fertility without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers.
Organic foods are grown with the minimum use of artificial fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. Processed Organic foods contain fewer artificial additives, flavourings and preservatives. Animals reared Organically enjoy a high standard of care and welfare during their lives.
Pesticide is a broad term, covering a range of products that are used to control pests. The slug pellets, ant powder, weed killers, and rat and mouse baits that you may use in your everyday life are all pesticides.
The act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products
Sustainable development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs