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Plastic is not fantastic: Interview with Ally Dragozet and Straw by Straw

Reducing the environmental impact of tourism with Ally Dragozet

In 2018, worldwide international tourist arrivals (overnight arrivals) reached an estimated 1.4 billion, two years ahead of previous predictions. This is seemingly great news for tourism operators but what does this mean for the environment? How can the tourism industry improve its practices to offset harm to nature?

To find out, we interviewed Ally, the founder of Sea Going Green, a consultancy firm that specialises in sustainable tourism.

Read the full interview here.

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El turismo está dañando el océano. Así puedes protegerlo

¿Qué significa el gran azul para usted? ¿Es un destino de vacaciones, una fuente de ingresos, una fuente vital de proteínas de 151 millones de toneladas para el consumo humano como para los 60 millones de personas que trabajan en la industria de la pesca marítima o un hogar para millones de especies? El océano tiene distintos significados para cada uno de nosotros, pero para todos nosotros, es una fuente de vida.

Check out our article featured by Entrepreneur here.

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ACE ALUM IN FORBES 30 UNDER 30

One of ACE incubator’s alumni, Aleksandra (or Ally) Dragozet, founder of Sea Going Green was recently named as one of Forbes 2019 30 under 30 in the European edition of the magazine. Sea Going Green is a consultancy firm that provides the tourist industry with transition strategies to sustainably manage natural ecosystems while maintaining financial streams at the same time. Ally, a marine biologist and UvA alum, turned entrepreneur in 2017 once she participated in the ACE Ready to Start incubation program.

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13 Nederlanders in Forbes 30 under 30-lijst

“Aleksandra Dragozet (26) is de oprichter van de groene consultancyfirma Sea Going Green. Ze consulteert toerismebedrijven wereldwijd over hoe zij hun business groener kunnen maken. Ze studeerde in zowel Toronto, Singapore als Amsterdam en haalde haar master in marine biologie. Afgelopen jaar was Sea Going Green op Sint Maarten voor de zogeheten Build Back Better-missie. Hierbij hielpen startups bij de opbouw van het door een horrorstorm geteisterde eiland.”

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Forbes Spotlight: Ally Dragozet

Sea Going Green is an environmental consulting firm working to make the tourism industry more sustainable. After getting her masters in marine biology, Aleksandra Dragozet has made a career of creating 'green transition strategies' for businesses around the world.

Read article here.

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VIVA 400

Congrats Ally on making the 2018 VIVA400 list!

With her company Sea Going Green, Aleksandra promotes sustainable tourism. It’s mission is to reduce the negative impact of tourists on the marine environment by helping tourism companies to become green. In this way Aleksandra ensures that everyone can enjoy the ocean for a long time.

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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM THROUGH SUSTAINABLE BOATING

Meet Ally, Sea Going Green's Founder: https://www.seagoinggreen.org

The Importance of Sustainable Tourism?

I have two quotes that describe the importance of sustainable tourism in my opinion which are “ The future will either be green or not at all - Bob Brown”, and one that we always say which is that a destination ultimately loses its profitability when it loses its beauty.

Read the entirety of the blog here.

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Tourism Goes Green, Keeping Oceans Staying Blue

Sea Going Green is a Dutch environmental consulting company that supports tourism organizations in achieving sustainable business models through the sustainable use of the natural environment where they operate. In doing so, the company contributes to reducing the impact of tourism on the marine habitat and, as a consequence, also helps to improve social-environmental conditions for the communities that live and depend on these areas. Located in Amsterdam, Sea Going Green currently develops projects in the Dutch Caribbean, Mediterranean area and South East Asia.

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GO GREEN FOR THE BIG BLUE

How can tourism companies sustainably manage natural ecosystems, while maintaining financial streams at the same time? Meet Sea Going Green, a new company founded by marine biologist turned entrepreneur Aleksandra (or Ally) Dragozet. Ally joined the ACE Incubation Program in the fall to turn her ideas for changing the tourism industry into an impactful business. Sea Going Green delivers a Green Transition Strategy in order to help the tourism industry to #GoGreenfortheBigBlue. Her approach lets tourism companies implement alternative solutions, including impact assessment and evaluation afterwards. Only three months in, she has recently signed her first client.

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