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Sustainability Initiatives

Door County is committed to preserving and protecting what makes the peninsula and surrounding islands so special. Learn more about our current and upcoming initiatives to help ensure Door County remains the truly special place it is today and for generations to come—for both residents and visitors alike.

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

Our partnership with Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics began in 2019 and helps to ensure a sustainable future for Door County's outdoor spaces. Initiatives include creation and promotion of Door County 7 LNT principles, access to research, training programs, and educational programs as well as working with land managers to become Gold Standard Sites.

Green Destination Certification

This year, we began the 3-year certification process to audit and make improvements to the County's sustainability performance efforts to become Green Destination certified. Once the certification is complete, we will join roughly 200 destinations throughout the world that have committed to sustainability.

Sustainable Tourism Innovation Grant

We are currently working on establishing a Sustainable Tourism Innovation Grant (STIG) program to support nonprofits and their municipalities within Door County with initiatives that support sustainable practices when it comes to tourism.

Check back soon for more information.

Sustainable Partner Program

Destination Door County is in the process of developing a sustainable partner program to promote eco-driven business practices and ways to help mitigate the negative impacts of tourism that would ultimately protect the beauty and vitality of Door County's landscape and environment.

Check back soon for more information.

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Partner Resources

The assets in our toolkit are available to those looking to help spread the Care for Door County message and movement. You will find assets meant to be used digitally as well as some that can be printed for your own use.