Adopting sustainable practices can be a challenging and sometimes even overwhelming endeavor to try and do alone. There are a number of organizations, businesses, and state agencies that can provide the assistance and support you might need to green your tourism destination.
A changing energy future possibly poses the greatest threat or greatest opportunity for the tourism industry. Rising energy costs, climate change, and changing energy public policy all give reason for any tourism business to start investigating how they can participate in the energy solution rather than the energy problem.
The nation’s first statewide, multi-utility green energy program.Participation in NC GreenPower, a nonprofit that works with the NC Utilities Commission, helps grow the production of North Carolina green energy by offsetting the current higher costs of renewable energy production and funding carbon offsetting projects. NC GreenPower can work with tourism businesses to find a renewable energy solution that meets their organization’s specific needs, evaluate the costs of participation, and help market their support of clean local energy. Also, NC GreenPower is a 501(c)3 non-profit, so participation may be tax-deductible. For more information on NC GreenPower, visit www.ncgreenpower.org, or contact Martha Gettys by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 919-857-9021.
Lead agency for energy programs and services and serves as the official source for energy information and assistance for consumers, businesses, government agencies, community colleges and schools, and the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. For more information, visit www.energync.net, or contact Chuck Sathrum by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 919-715-1158.