Green Tourism body goes bananas for Amazonia

Amazonia, Lanarkshire’s indoor tropical rainforest, has been awarded a bronze Green Tourism Award for the first time following glowing feedback from the awarding body.

The visitor destination located within M&D’s was commended for its education programme and green practices including its recycling policies, composting and native conservation work.

Amazonia welcomes thousands of people every year, who come to learn more about the exotic animals found within the rainforest and the habitats in which they live.  It is also a popular choice for school trips, with pupils given the chance to get close to a variety of creatures including snakes, tarantulas, monkeys, and butterflies.

Sam Haworth, Education Officer at Amazonia, said: “All our staff work incredibly hard to ensure looking after the environment and supporting the local area is at the heart of our practices and ethos.

“We are incredibly proud to receive this accolade and will be working towards securing silver over the coming months.”

Green Tourism is the world’s largest sustainable certification programme. A Green Tourism Award means that a business works responsibly, ethically and sustainably, contributes to their community, is reducing their impact on the environment and aims to be accessible and inclusive to all visitors and staff.

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