63. Christopher Warren on Sustainability in Tourism, understanding your Carbon Footprint & breaking through the Green Ceiling

Dr Christopher Warren is an award-wining industry expert on sustainability, dedicating his time to better understanding how we as humans can significantly reduce our carbon footprint. Christopher realised many years ago that there was a large void of inaction in the area of sustainability and decided to make his own contribution.

In this week’s episode, Christopher explains that while many countries have signed the Paris Agreement, which stipulates that our goal, as a global entity, is to achieve zero net emissions by 2050, if we continue in the same fashion in which we are progressing today it is very unlikely that we will meet the target and avoid the impending environmental disaster that awaits us.

Christopher offers his advice on how we as an industry can work together to reduce not only our own carbon footprint, but the carbon footprint of our business and visitors. Through education via programs like Christopher’s My Green Butler Program there is hope for a sustainable future.

Each Monday, join Adrian Easdown as he has enlightening chats with successful folk in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry around Australia. If you’re involved in any way with caravanning, operating a service-based enterprise or managing any sort of hospitality-based business, this podcast is perfect for you.

In this episode, Adrian and Christopher discuss:

  • Sustainability in tourism
  • The Green Butler program
  • The Green Ceiling
  • Understanding your carbon footprint
  • Consequences of not meeting the Paris Agreement 2050 target
  • High expectations driving over consumption
  • Generational changes and sustainability
  • Tourism’s role in sustainability
  • The history of holidays
  • The future of short haul flights
  • Designing experiences that better meet individual needs
  • The Green Butler Program on a global scale
  • How accommodation businesses can make instant changes to reduce their carbon footprint
  • Three stages of reducing emissions




Crystal Creek Meadows

Australia’s commitment to Zero net Emissions by 2050

Reminder to listeners: Christopher’s book ‘Guest Participation’ will be released later in the year