IN A GREEN
FEBRUARY 13, 2014
February 13, 2014 - Marble Mountain Resort, Steady Brook, NL
Grenfell Campus and the Navigate Entrepreneurship Centre is hos7ng a one-‐day conference at Marble Mountain Resort, Steady Brook on February 13 en7tled: Sustainable Tourism in a Green Economy. The conference will feature speakers from Canada and Costa Rica, with the purpose of discussing how tourism can further contribute toward the environmental, social-‐cultural, business development and economic sustainability of a region, province or country.
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8:00 -‐ 8:45 am
-‐ Con7nental Breakfast
-‐ Opening Remarks – Dr. Ivan Emke, Interna7onal Oﬃce, Grenfell Campus
-‐ Sustainable Tourism and the Hospitality Industry – Carol-‐Ann Gilliard, CEO, Hospitality NL
-‐ What is a green economy? Speaker: Dr. Gabriela Sabau, Environmental Economist, Grenfell Campus
-‐ How does sustainable tourism assist rural and regional development? Speaker: Dr. Kelly Vodden, Environmental Policy Ins7tute, Grenfell Campus
-‐ Nutri7on Break -‐ Student Poster Exhibi7on -‐ Green Industry Exhibi7on
-‐ Tourism and Climate Change: Implica7ons for the Sector Speaker: Oﬃce of Climate Change and Energy Eﬃciency, Gov of NL
-‐ Panel: The Role of Entrepreneurs in Sustainable Tourism -‐ Bruce Smith, Seascape Kayak Tours, New Brunswick & Costa Rica -‐ Barb Genge, Tuckamore Lodge, Main Brook, NL -‐ Sue Rendell, Gros Morne Adventures, Norris Point, NL -‐ Paul Rose, Riverfront Chalets, Aspen Brook, NL -‐ Joe Dicks, Marble Inn Resort, Steady Brook, NL -‐ Rick Stanley, Ocean Quest, CBS, NL
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-‐ Lunch: Guest Speaker -‐ Manuel Luna, Vice Dean, Na7onal University of Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica
-‐ Shared Experiences of Sustainable Tourism: Canada and Costa Rica
-‐ Bruce Smith, Seascape Kayak Tours, Deer Island, NB and Tambor, Costa Rica -‐ Manuel Luna, Vice Dean, Na7onal University of Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica 2:30 pm -‐ Breakout Session: Opportuni7es and Challenges in Promo7ng the Green Economy & New Business Development Themes: Transporta7on Water Management Energy Management Waste Management Climate Change
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-‐ Plenary: Moving Forward toward a Green Economy for Tourism
-‐ Closing Remarks
CONFERENCE SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
As an important aspect of this conference, organizers have taken care to ensure that the environmental impacts of the conference have been minimized. Prac7ces implemented include: Electronic / paperless programs and registra7on Non-‐disposable food and beverage services Locally sourced food Organic, fair trade coﬀee, locally roasted