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USGBC NC Cape Fear Branch: Sustainable Hospitality & Tourism
Fri, April 28, 2017, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
Join USGBC North Carolina Cape Fear Branch for their 3rd Annual Signature Event at Blockade Runner Resort on Wrightsville Beach & Green Getaway Raffle Drawing
This year's topic is Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality: Balancing Economics and Ecosystems. Experience sustainable hospitality at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort on April 28th, 2017 from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM.
Enjoy networking with professionals and community stakeholders, a locally prepared lunch, expert discussion and a stroll on beautiful Wrightsville Beach. The educational portion of our event will feature keynote speakers with an expert panel discussing how our state economy is dependent on both sustainable tourism and our natural resources and why it is crucial we view the relationship between our ecosystems and economics from a symbiotic stance. At the end of the program, we will be raffling off three trips to each region of North Carolina. In-person guests will receive one complimentary raffle ticket (three chances to win). Information and details below.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & TOPICS:
Dr. Huili Hao, Assistant Professor in the the Department of Environmental Studies at UNC Wilmington
Tenants of Sustainable Tourism and Local Research from Home/second-home Owners
Dr. Hans Vogelsong, Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and an Associate Scientist with the Institute for Coastal Science and Policy at East Carolina University
Positive Economic Impact as an Ecosystem Service: Perspectives on Sustaining Green Economic Development
Tom Rhodes, Developer and Manager of the NC GreenTravel Initiative, a program of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
Tourism-oriented Businesses in NC & the Marketability of Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism in NC
Feletia Lee, Environmental Coordinator at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC
Sustainable Hospitality at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort: A Local Case Study
Tim Owens, Town Manager of Wrightsville Beach
Michael Cramer, Town Manager of Carolina Beach
Larry Bergman, Town Manager of Surf City
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Registration & Networking
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Buffet lunch (seafood and vegetarian options available)
12:00 PM - Program start
12:00 - 12:05 - Welcome (Tim Owens, Town Manager of Wrightsville Beach)
12:05 - 12:15 - Opening Remarks (Jessica Wilson, US Green Building Council)
12:15- 12:25 - Partner Appreciation (Jessica Wilson, US Green Building Council)
12:20 - 1:25 - Speaker Introductions (Stephanie Kelly, Cape Fear USGBC Chair)
& Presentations (15 minutes each)
1:25 - 1:30 - Introduction to Expert Panelists (Moderator)
1:30 - 2:00 - Expert Panel Discussion
2:00 PM - Program End & Raffle Drawing
PARKING DETAILS: Valet parking at the Blockade Runner will be available for the first 50 guests. We will have overflow parking available at St. Therese Catholic Church (209 S Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480).
GREEN GETAWAY RAFFLE
Purchase a $10 Green Getaway Raffle ticket for three chances to experience sustainable hospitality in North Carolina!
The raffle prize will be awarded on April 28th, 2017 at 2 PM at our USGBC NC Community Signature Event at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort. In-person attendees will receive one complimentary raffle ticket. You do not need to be present to win and unlimited entries are permitted. Certificates will be sent via email to raffle winners. Any and all restrictions will be noted on the certificates. Proceeds support US Green Building Council.
Our Green Getaway Raffle includes your chance to win a trip to each region of our beautiful state:
ENJOY A TWO NIGHT STAY* IN WILMINGTON, NC AT THE ECOFRIENDLY BLOCKADE RUNNER BEACH RESORT. KICK BACK WITH OCEAN FRONT VIEWS AND A FARM FRESH DINNER FROM RX.
*Restrictions apply. Weekend stay at the Blockade Runner must be redeemed in the months of November, 2017 - March, 2018.
TAKE A WEEKEND RETREAT IN GREENSBORO, NC AT THE LEED® PLATINUM PROXIMITY HOTEL. INDULGE WITH THEIR SUSTAINABLE ROMANCE PACKAGE, WHICH INCLUDES BREAKFAST IN BED AND WINE.
RELAX IN ASHEVILLE, NC AT THE LEED® SILVER HILTON AT BILTMORE PARK. SAVOR BREWS AND EATS AT THE LEED® PLATINUM SIERRA NEVADA BREWERY, TOUR INCLUDED.