Sustainable Meetings in Schleswig-Holstein

The Green Pearls Husum and Büsum

30.10.2023 | Ad

When it comes to sustainable travel, Schleswig-Holstein has a lot to offer.  Husum and Büsum have not only established themselves as picturesque destinations but are also taking decisive steps towards sustainability. Both Husum and Büsum are certified as Fairtrade Towns. In addition, the entire Dithmarschen region has been awarded the Sustainable Destination certificate. With  this, the  region has committed itself to continuous improvement in the areas of environmental protection, working conditions, customer information, human rights and fair business relations. Many players in the district are already involved with sustainability. Dithmarschen provides networking opportunities and supports their endeavours. The Dithmarschen region shows that sustainable travel is not just an idea but can be lived reality - from environmentally friendly accommodations to sustainable cuisine and social commitment: Here you can enjoy sustainable meetings and relaxation to the fullest and make a valuable contribution to protecting the environment. 

StrandGut Resort St. Peter-Ording

The StrandGut Resort in St. Peter-Ording has firmly integrated sustainability into its self-image. The hotel's own restaurant, Deichkind, focuses on organic food and regionality. For example, the milk, yogurt and cold cuts  are obtained from a farm in Hörup, and the rolls are delivered as blanks from an organic bakery and baked freshly on site every morning. Even the salt used in the kitchen is obtained from the waters of the North Sea - of course, vegan products also have a permanent place on the menu. 

But it is not only in the kitchen that special emphasis is placed on sustainability. All other areas of the hotel also make a special contribution to the environment. In the rooms, for example, you will find only cosmetics that are 100% organic, vegan and climate-friendly. In addition, water-saving shower heads are installed in the rooms and the interior design of the hotel and the restaurant is based on environmentally friendly materials such as wood, felt or discarded canvas. To save electricity and energy, LED light bulbs can be found in all areas of the hotel, but no air conditioners. Instead of a bedtime snack, guests can help themselves to a glass of wine gum at the front desk. 

However, sustainability here means not only environmental protection but also social responsibility. The resort is part of the North Sea Collective, which deals exclusively with the topic of employee satisfaction. 

In order to ensure constant further development on the subject of sustainability, there is a Green Team at StrandGut that operates exclusively around this topic. 

Sustainability from arrival to departure

In Büsum, thought is already given to the environment during arrival and departure. The CO2 emissions caused by travel to and from Büsum are calculated and, based on this, invested in regional environmental and nature conservation projects. In this way, more than 3,000 tons of CO2 have already been compensated. 

But Büsum not only focuses on sustainability, but also on inclusion. 

The Watt'n Hus leisure and information center is completely barrier-free and has an extensive wheelchair ramp onto the dike. Barrier-free access to the Watt'n Hus grandstand, beach chairs with ramps and stairways marked with Braille are also designed to ensure that vacations are made possible for everyone. Many bike rental companies also rent out wheelchairs and walkers.

The Christian Jensen Kolleg is not only certified as an educational center for sustainability, but also part of the Common Good Economy. The use of regional and seasonal products in the kitchen as well as ecological measures such as the purchase of green electricity underline the college's commitment. All juices and water offered here are sourced locally and served exclusively in glass bottles. E-cars can be charged  for free and the college offers twelve bicycles for guests to rent. 

As a "Sustainable Destination" partner business of the LTO Dithmarschen, the River Loft promotes sustainable tourism on a local level. Flexible meeting rooms offer options for a wide range of group sizes. There is the option to store and mend your own bike in the bike garage "Bikebude". If you don't bring your own bike, you have the option to rent My Boo Bikes made of bamboo. 

Pioneer for sustainable tourism

Husum and Büsum show that sustainable travel and meetings in Schleswig-Holstein is not just an idea, but a living reality. From eco-friendly accommodations to social engagement, the region offers green alternatives for travel and meetings that bring us one step closer to protecting the environment. 

Your contact person from the Schleswig-Holstein Convention Bureau

Enrique Garcia Rios

Would you like to learn more about sustainability in Schleswig-Holstein? Enrique Garcia Rios is your first point of contact and will be happy to help you make your next business meeting in Schleswig-Holstein a complete success!

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