Green Key launched in South Africa

Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA), FEE’s member organisation in South Africa, has decided to launch Green Key in South Africa.

Vincent Shacks, new Green Key operator for South Africa explains: “Building on the success of the Blue Flag and Eco-Schools programmes in South Africa, WESSA has been carefully evaluating the possibility for introducing Green Key in our country. Knowing the success of the programme globally, we have concluded that there is a good potential for Green Key here. I would therefore encourage any hotel, eco-lodge and other tourism establishment interested in pursuing the Green Key label to contact us in WESSA”

Finn Bolding Thomsen, International Green Key Director adds: “I am pleased that WESSA has decided to make the Green Key programme now also easily available to tourism establishments in South Africa, and with WESSA being in charge of the work, I am very confident that Green Key will become a success in South Africa.”