Morges Region Tourisme is aware of its responsibility towards the environment, society and the economy and has joined the myclimate "Cause we Care" sustainability programme to make a concrete contribution to the sustainable development of Swiss tourism.
myclimate "Cause we Care" has a double effect by using a simple mechanism. Tourists take responsibility for their climate emissions and at the same time initiate local measures for more sustainability directly with Morges Région Tourisme and its service providers.
The myclimate project "Cause we Care" is a voluntary, customer and business-led initiative for climate protection and sustainability in Swiss tourism.
From now on, Morges Région Slow Tourisme offers its customers and guests the opportunity to voluntarily invest a small amount of money in climate protection and sustainability when booking their activities via the Internet. With part of this contribution, the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the requested offer are reduced by high-quality climate protection projects of the myclimate Foundation. The product or service becomes climate neutral.
The special feature of myclimate "Cause we Care" is that at the same time, the company or destination doubles the contribution and pays the same amount as the client into a dedicated fund for specific purposes. With the remaining customer contributions, the fund finances local climate protection and sustainability measures. The use of the funds and the local projects are validated by ecoLive, the French-speaking branch of myclimate.
So far, various tourist destinations in German-speaking Switzerland have joined myclimate "Cause we Care". Morges Région Tourisme is the first tourist destination in French-speaking Switzerland to join myclimate and thus set an example for climate protection and sustainability in tourism in French-speaking Switzerland.
As the first "slow tourism" destination in Switzerland, our region intends to lead the way in implementing sustainability. Values such as authenticity, health and natural resources must be preserved with appropriate climate protection measures.
It should also be mentioned that the city of Morges is certified with the VILLEVERTE label.
How does this work in practice?
Morges Région Tourisme offers a 1.5% surcharge for its activities when purchasing online, but a minimum of CHF 1.00 for a climate-neutral offer. Your voluntary contribution to "Cause We Care" will be doubled by the region.
Voluntary contributions to "Cause We Care" are available for the following activities, for example
- Purchase of a ticket for a guided tour of the Moulin de Sévery - Visit of the Oil Mill
- Purchase of a ticket for an entrance to the Maison de la Rivière
With these contributions, the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the requested offer are reduced by high-quality climate protection projects of the myclimate Foundation. At the same time, the Morges Tourisme region doubles your contribution and invests internally in sustainability. This allows you to have a double positive impact on climate protection. The activity becomes climate neutral.
Brief portrait of myclimate
myclimate is a partner for effective climate protection - globally and locally. Together with business and private partners, myclimate wants to shape the future of the world through consulting and education services as well as its own projects. As a non-profit organisation, the Swiss foundation pursues this goal in a market-oriented and client-focused manner.
The myclimate project "Cause we Care" was financed until its official launch in 2017 by Innotour, the programme for the promotion of innovation in tourism of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs Seco.