El Gouna is #1 Green Town in Egypt

The Green Star Hotel (GSH) program

Apart from the several international environmental awards El Gouna has received, notably the Global Green City award and the Green Globe certificates, El Gouna is the flagship resort of the Green Star Hotel program (GSH), a national initiative developed by the GIZ, the Ministry of tourism, and Orascom Hotels Management (OHM). ‏Being part of GSH has grueling standards, which includes recycling 85% of El Gouna’s waste and using solar water instead of diesel generated heaters, among many others. What’s more, all of the staff are trained to be able to maintain that standard and policy-don’t believe us? Go ahead and ask one of them!

All of the above, alongside the many other activities and initiatives in El Gouna, ensures that this seaside town is able to preserve some of Egypt’s most precious resources and present itself as an example to other resort areas in Egypt and the Middle East.

Check out the Green Start Certificates of El Gouna Hotels

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El Gouna Green awards

El Gouna has been officially recognized as Egypt’s most environmentally-friendly holiday destination and was honoured to be the first destination in Africa and the Arab Region to receive the Global Green Award in August 2014, a program sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program.

Mushira Sabry

Mushira Sabry

Mushira is a long-term resident of El-Gouna. She arrived to our gorgeous seaside resort in 2013 and hasn't looked back since! Not only is she a teacher in El Gouna International School, she also runs a community theatre group, El Gouna Players. This workaholic has been a published social and commercial writer, editor, copy editor and translator for over 10 years. She received her acting degree from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) in 2003, her M.A. in English and Comparative Literature in 2013 from the American University in Cairo, and is currently studying for her teaching degree with the University of Sunderland. Mushira is passionate about literature, education, fine-cuisine, and fitness.

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