We created a green destination model with the Sustainable Energy Based Tourism Application Center (SENTRUM) project. Our aim is to transform the chosen destination, promote sustainable tourism and support local economic development.
Centrum In Numbers
The project was carried out between June 2021 and November 2022
The project consists of 4 components and the project-related activities are still ongoing
550 Thousand $
The total amount of investment of Enerjisa in Küçükköy via the Sentrum Project
The number of public and private buildings where Enerjisa surveys were conducted by Enerjisa and UNDP
What is Green and Sustainability Tourism?
The inevitable steps in tackling the climate crisis is using clean and renewable energy resources, ensuring energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions, using water efficiently, and extending tourism practices that avoid wastes. Tourism is also an important tool in local economic development. This is where the sustainable tourism concept comes into play.
We, at Enerjisa, joined forces with Sabancı University and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). We have developed the SENTRUM project to support sustainable tourism. We transform our first destination, Küçükköy-Ayvalık, as the centre of change and transformation that we dream of.
Located in Küçükköy, Ayvalık, where we will carry out the project, Sabancı University Creative Technologies Workshop offers trainings and workshops in line with the sustainability concept.
United Nations Development Program (UNDP), on the other hand, contributes to the project in order to establish a "sustainable green destination model" in Küçükköy, raise awareness of tourism-related businesses and local people on energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy resources, and expand other sustainable tourism practices.
Green Ideas for Green Destinations
For further details regarding the Green Destination Standards, please check the “Global Green Destination Standards and Best Practices” report prepared as part of the SENTRUM project.
- Social Well-being
- Natural and Cultural Heritage
- Green Purchasing
- Destination Standards
Why Prefer Green Destinations?
The tourism industry consumes energy and water intensively and generates a significant amount of waste. Hence, transforming tourism in line with sustainable tourism principles is of great significance. Thus, the green destinations with the goal to make the tourism industry more sustainable come into play at this point.
The goal of green destinations include protecting environment, preventing wasting, benefiting from green energy, ensuring energy efficiency, contributing to the social and economic empowerment of local people and expanding sustainable tourism practices. In brief, green destinations try to mitigate and reverse the adverse impacts of the tourism industry.
While traditional tourism practices consume resources inefficiently, green tourism destinations protect the future of our world. Green Tourism enables you to contribute to the future of the world by tackling the climate crisis, and to enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.
Preferring Green Tourism enables you to contribute to the policies that encourage women's employment, and generate social benefits via the practices that empower local people.
You may enjoy the holiday of your dreams, while also conserving our nature and cultural heritage and protecting the future of our country. As a sensitive person, you can both act responsibly and enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.