Fogo Island lies off the coast of Newfound with a population of less than 3,000, settled by French fishermen as early as the sixteenth century it is part of the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, disease and hunger caused their number to dwindle throughout the 18th and 19th centuries and eventually disappeared.
The island attracts people interested in its history; there are ten local museums and heritage properties, local wildlife, seven hiking trails and the Museum of the Flat Earth. Fogo Island is home to the Brimstone Head Folk Festival, hosted by the Fogo Island Folk Alliance every August.
Fogo Island Inn has been open for a decade, owned by Canadian charity Shorefast. The Inn is a community asset, and 100% of operating surpluses are reinvested into the community to help secure a sustainable and resilient future for Fogo Island.
What if everything you bought told you where exactly your money was going? An Economic Nutritioncm label delivers just that.
Economic Nutrition is a new of demonstrating how local communities and their cultural and natural environment benefit from the money the tourists spend.
Modelled on food nutrition labels which enable consumers to make informed choices, economic nutrition labels “show the financial information behind any product or service, empowering consumers to understand how their purchase impacts the economic health of communities.” The labels inform consumers about what their money pays for and where it goes.