www.laclefverte.org The Green Key is a label awarded to tourist accommodation providers for running their establishment in an environmentally friendly manner. Several sites in our guide have been awarded this label.
www.campings-la-via-natura.com A small association of campsites whose aim is to encourage the observation and appreciation of nature in superb natural surroundings. They are committed to offering assistance in understanding and interpreting the environment and its cultural heritage, giving information on the fauna, flora and insects in several languages, promoting regular outings to discover nature and to placing emphasis on education about the environment. Like Clef Verte, the group are very keen on sustainable tourism, in particular recycling waste, and using resources such as water and electricity in a responsible manner. Five of the twelve sites are in our guide.
The EU Ecolabel is an official sign of environmental quality that is both certified by an independent organisation and valid throughout Europe. The European Ecolabel was originally created to reward tourist accommodation services and tourists that respect the environment. In 2004, the European Commission also established criteria for camp site services. Since 2005, camp site services can apply for the European Ecolabel. The European Ecolabel signals environmental good performance as it is an added quality value when consumers are choosing a resort. Enterprises bearing the Flower Logo have officially been distinguished as being amongst the most environmentally friendly in their area. At least two sites in our guide have eco-labels.