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 Students for Sustainable Tourism

SST engages undergraduate and graduate students from multiple disciplines in understanding and promoting sustainable tourism by providing first hand experience in the field through creating service, community outreach, and professional development opportunities.


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  NC GreenTravel

If you own or manage a lodging, restaurant, park, entertainment or other travel-oriented business, the NC GreenTravel website will provide you with information to help you become more competitive in the green travel arena.Whether your facility is in the mountains, the piedmont, or the coastal area of North Carolina, we can help you go green and save green!

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For more information contact Tom Rhodes at the NC Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach at (919) 707-8140, or Alex Naar the CST's Director of Outreach at (252) 737-1346

Business Resources Checklists

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General Checklist

Sustainability is a growing trend in all industries and is now finding its way into mainstream tourism. The categories discussed in this checklist are offered for consideration as to where you might incorporate sustainability within your tourism business, in developing government policy, or in your personal life.



A growing number of consumers are now including sustainability as part of their travel decisions.  These travelers not only want to know the accommodations they choose to stay at are green, but what specific sustainable practices have been implemented.  This checklist can help provide a framework to clearly state to your potential guests how green your accommodations are.


Food Service

Green is the new hot trend in the food world.  From local vegetables to reducing utility bills, adopting sustainable practices offer opportunities to increase the competitiveness of any food service business.  Examining this checklist provides a number of options that you can implement to stand out from the crowd.


Conference and Events

Green has gone from a perk to a standard in today’s business climate. Local or international, for-profit or nonprofit , large or small, organizations of all types are all examining how green their corporate image is and providing a green meeting facility is one of the best techniques to take advantage of this new trend.  Examining this checklist can help develop an accurate list of what sustainable practices your facility can offer, which will increase the competitiveness of any meeting bid.

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