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GREENING KAUAI'S VISITOR INDUSTRY (held Oct. 26, 2007)

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM - SUSTAINABLE Kauai

Staff and managers from visitor industry businesses gathered at the Hilton Kauai Beach Resort on October 26, 2007 for the third conference on "Greening Kauai's Visitor Industry."

SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS:

The Kaua`i Tourism Strategic Plan and Greening
• Beth Tokioka - Kaua`i County Office of Economic Development

Fostering a Sense of Place
• Chipper Wichman, National Tropical Botanical Garden

Business Best Practices - Taking Action for a Sustainable Kauai
• Doug Sears, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa Green Initiatives
• Angela Vento, Sheraton Kauai Resort Business Best Practices

International Perspectives on the State-of-Play in Sustainable Tourism: Ideas for Kauai
• Steve Noakes - Pacific Asia Tourism Pty. Ltd., (Keynote Speaker)

Local and State Support for Greening - Plans, Policies, Programs and Incentives
• Beth Tokioka, Kaua`i County OED - County of Kaua`i Update
• Allison Fraley, Kauai County - Sustainable Waste Management Practices for the Visitor Industry
• Paul Daniels, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative - Energy Opportunities with KIUC
• Gail Suzuki-Jones, Hawaii DBEDT - LEAD by Example, LEED Buildings, Green Business, Events and Resources

How to Get Started, How to Maintain Momentum
• Doug Sears, Grand Hyatt Kaua`i Resort and Spa
     
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