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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. Esto es lo que podemos hacer para 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 Tijuanotas 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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Tourism is damaging the ocean. Here’s what we can do to protect it

Our very own Ally Dragozet and Melissa Novotny, along with Jemi Lacle, were featured by the World Economic Forum on their blog entitled, “Tourism is damaging the ocean. Here’s what we can do to protect it”.

Check out the full article here.

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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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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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Sea Going Green: Enabling Green Transition Strategies for Tourism Companies

We (One Planet Rating) recently met Aleksandra Dragozet, founder and CEO at Sea Going Green. Providing consultation services, SGG aims to alleviate the negative impacts of the tourism industry on the marine environment. Born in Serbia, raised in Canada, and spending her childhood summers on the coasts of Croatia, Ally’s international background sparked an early passion for traveling and ocean conservation.

Read on as Ally shares her journey, combining a love for travel, an education in marine biology, to a cause aimed at transforming the travel sector.

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Influenced by Nature x Ally Dragozet Podcast on Sustainable Tourism

How big an impact does tourism have on the oceans? And what can be done to make tourism sustainable? Ally Dragozet from consultancy company Sea Going Green answers all of our questions on how we can be all touristy but at the same time good and respectful for the environment and planet. 

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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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