Adventure Green Alaska Announces First Certification Recipients for 2016
Adventure Green Alaska (AGA), the only sustainable tourism certification program for tourism businesses operating in Alaska, announces its first certification recipients for 2016.
“The businesses certified by AGA are leaders in the tourism industry. They are progressive companies that believe that outstanding Alaska experiences can also be sustainable and of benefit to visitors and hosts alike,” says Sarah Leonard, President & CEO of the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA). ATIA manages the AGA program.
AGA encourages tourism businesses to evaluate their operations and determine whether they use – or could be using – best management and sustainability practices. In order to pass the AGA certification process, Alaska businesses must meet rigorous, specific standards of economic, environmental and social sustainability. Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed on a quarterly basis.
First Quarter 2016 AGA Certification Recipients
- Alaska Alpine Adventures
- Alaska Mountain Guides
- Alaska Nature Guides
- Alaska Stillpoint Lodge
- Denali Education Center
- DIPAC/Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
- Great Alaska Adventures
- Orca Island Cabins
AGA began in 2008 as a volunteer, non-profit organization and joined forces with ATIA in February 2015. ATIA is Alaska’s largest statewide membership trade association for the travel industry, representing over 700 members and businesses supporting Alaska tourism. ATIA promotes the Alaska visitor industry as one of the state’s major economic forces and advocates for the growth of the industry, while remaining attentive to Alaska’s natural environment, diverse cultures and unique quality of life.