Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay joins the EarthCheck Sustainable Destinations program.

The internationally acclaimed Gardens by the Bay has become the first destination in Singapore to join the EarthCheck Sustainable Destinations program.

4th March 2022, Singapore. The internationally acclaimed Gardens by the Bay has become the first destination in Singapore to join the EarthCheck Sustainable Destinations program.

Gardens by the Bay joins a worldwide network of destinations committed to tackling some of the key environmental and social challenges facing the planet, including water use, waste reduction, climate change, and sustainable place management.

Gardens by the Bay joins the EarthCheck Sustainable Destinations program

Stewart Moore the Founder and CEO of EarthCheck, noted that “EarthCheck is honoured to be working with Gardens by the Bay, a tourism icon of the Asia Pacific and an integral part of Singapore’s “City in Nature” vision.”

The EarthCheck Sustainable Destinations program addresses key environmental and social issues facing the planet. It is designed to build on and support local initiatives and empower local communities to play a crucial part in destination stewardship and place management.

Since its opening, Gardens by the Bay has welcomed more than 50 million visitors and garnered numerous international awards, including Best Attraction Experience in the Singapore Tourism Awards 2019 and ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Award presented by ASEAN Tourism in 2018. The Gardens continues to refresh and refine its offerings, to be a place that everyone can enjoy – a garden where wonder blooms.

Gardens by the Bay joins the EarthCheck Sustainable Destinations program

The principal objective of the EarthCheck Sustainable Destinations program is to work with destinations and precincts to help facilitate and foster responsible and sustainable environmental and social planning and management practices. It is now recognised as the leading scientific program in the world. The program provides communities with a scientific framework to benchmark and certify their environmental and social performance and continuously improve their performance over time.

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