Biosphere Commitment

Sustainable Tourism System

The Sorrento Centre expresses our commitment to social and environmental sustainability in many ways – from the solar panels on the roof of Spes Bona to the organic heat transfer system at our greenhouse. We are honoured to be part of the Global Biosphere Adhesion program of the World Tourism Association, administered in our area by the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. 

Biosphere is a Sustainable Tourism System certified by the Responsible Tourism Institute, an international certification body that maintains an Memorandum of Understanding with UNESCO, is affiliated to the World Tourism Organization, and is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. The system is aligned with the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris COP21 Accord to Fight Climate Change.

TOTA’s Biosphere Commitment Program allows tourism industry stakeholders within the Thompson Okanagan to become involved. The Commitment Program follows a simple process in order to be recognized as a Biosphere Committed Company.

Discover some of the initiatives already in place at the Sorrento Centre, including our solar panels on Spes Bona. Or, read the most recent blog articles below… 

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