At the heart of The Long Run is the Global Ecosphere Retreats® (GER) Recognition. The GER® is setting a new standard in sustainability and is emerging as a driving force in promoting sustainable thinking around the globe. It ensures that best practices are adhered to and innovative approaches experimented with and researched to develop sustainable solutions.
The GER® certification is open to all Long Run Fellow Members committed to sustainability. The recognition process gives them the opportunity and space to demonstrate their sustainability commitments in practice and to eventually graduate to GER® certified Long Run Destinations.
The Global Ecosphere Retreats® (GER) is recognised by the Global Sustainability. Tourism Council (GSTC) and is a lead sustainability standard premised on the outstanding work of the GER® and their contribution to sustainability. It is considered to be ‘one of the world’s best standard for privately protected areas’ (Dr. Jeff A. Langholz).