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Teton County Achieves EarthCheck Certification

Jackson, Wyoming: August 25, 2020 – The Riverwind Foundation is excited to announce that Teton County, Wyoming has achieved sustainable destination certification. Teton County / Jackson Hole is the first travel and tourism destination to be EarthCheck certified in North America.  EarthCheck is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification, and advisory group for travel and tourism.  EarthCheck’s Sustainable Destinations program is designed to empower local communities to take ownership of sustainability goals and build on local initiatives. Destination certification has been a goal of the Jackson Hole & Yellowstone Sustainable Destination Program since its inception in 2014 and a milestone in the progress of community partnerships created to strengthen the sustainability programs, policies, and practices in Jackson Hole. Teton County was evaluated on 266 criteria in 12 key performance areas, including energy efficiency and conservation, ecosystem conservation, waste management, cultural and social management, and economic management.  The story of how Teton County achieved EarthCheck certification can be found HERE. Stewart Moore the CEO and Founder of EarthCheck congratulated Teton County on both its strong community vision for sustainable tourism and its commitment to environmental stewardship which is reflected in the destinations impressive water, waste and energy initiatives. Mr Moore noted that […]