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Launching the Montagne Verte x Morzine Source Magazine Sustainability Award 2020

We’re passionate supporters of Montagne Verte, our valley’s very own eco initiative to reduce our impact on the planet. We’ve therefore joined forces to launch this new award category in our annual Source Awards for Excellence, which comes complete with a very special prize for the winner.

The Source Awards for Excellence started as a bit of fun – an informal round of applause if you will – for those business owners and resort staff who work so hard during the winter season. With categories including Favourite Bar, Favourite Customer Service, Favourite Accommodation, Best Food and Local Hero being hotly contested in previous years, we’re delighted to add the Montagne Verte Sustainability Award to the list in 2020.

Montagne Verte is a non-profit public benefit association funded by the community it serves with a simple mission; develop solutions for the region of Morzine to reduce its environmental impact. By working closely with local stakeholders, Montagne Verte aims to provide a valuable resource that brings together all kinds of helpful information and support. This will enable our community to make greener decisions and become a more sustainable tourism destination.

“It’s our duty to protect the mountains that so graciously accommodate our industry and it’s possible to host holidaymakers in a sustainable way, without reducing standards of care and service,” Cecile Burton, President of Montagne Verte explains. “We’re thrilled to celebrate all the good work that so many businesses are doing and it’s important that we share ideas on how to reduce our impact on the alpine environment. This award is a great way of doing that and we’re looking forward to seeing Morzine raise the bar for sustainable tourism,” Cecile continues.


Is reducing your impact on your local environment at the core of all your business processes? Do you work hard to educate holidaymakers about the risks faced by our beautiful snowy playground? If so, you should nominate your business for two reasons; firstly for recognition and secondly to share your efforts with others so they can learn from them too. Our winner will be extensively highlighted in the Summer 2020 issue of Morzine Source Magazine.


January 30 2020 – Nominations open
Sunday 8 March 2020 – Nominations close
Tuesday 7 April 2020 – Winner announced at the Source Suppliers Show, Domaine du Baron, Lake Montriond


Along with the team at Montagne Verte, we’d love to hear more about your environmental initiatives and what you’re doing to keep our valley green this winter.


We’ll present all nominations to the team at Montagne Verte for discussion on 9th March. Between them they’ll pick their local eco hero based on a number of factors, including business processes, education and more. The winning business in this category will be showcased extensively in the Summer 20 issue of Morzine Source Magazine.

***Note*** You don’t have to be a member of Montagne Verte to enter this award, but their Pledge is a really great place to start thinking about what actions you can take this winter.


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