The impact of tourism on the environment is a major priority for the people and businesses of Morzine. Local businesses are taking concrete action to limit the impact of winter sports on the environment. As holidaymakers become more and more eco conscious, we work hard to ensure that the exceptional beauty of this Alpine area is enjoyed in a sustainable way and preserved for future generations.
Working towards the Flocon Vert award, the Town hall and the Tourist Office are working with local businesses in short and long term projects to reduce the impact on the environment.
Awarded the respected Flocon Vert - For more sustainable mountain tourism
Morzine has been jointly awarded the Flocon Vert sustainability label with neighbouring Avoriaz. The accolade, which is awarded by the European organisation Mountain Riders, recognises destinations that demonstrate a commitment to a sustainable development policy. To date, only eight other destinations have been awarded the Flocon Vert label since its inception in 2011. The label is issued based on compliance with 20 criteria divided into four themes: local economy, social & cultural, governance & destination, and environment & natural resources. The two tourist offices worked together with local stakeholders to put into place a new joint strategy for sustainable development. The plan set out several ambitious initiatives, including changes to the urban planning process, the introduction of greener public transport systems, the creation of new pedestrian areas, traffic reduction measures, actions to help local business become greener, the improvement of walking and cycling routes, and a commitment to reduce the amount of waste created. It is with excitement and pride that the label has now been awarded in recognition of these efforts, which will continue in earnest and evolve in the years and decades ahead.
Find out more about Flocon vert : https://www.flocon-vert.org/