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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.
There are a number of ways that waste reduction, pollution prevention and conservation can help your business reduce its environmental impact while reducing operating costs. The North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention offers a number of products, services, and networks that can help any business or organization reduce its utility bills.
Serves as a resource to each of NC 100 counties, providing information on agriculture, health, community and the environment. For more information, visit www.ces.ncsu.edu
Serve a liaison with local communities to support sustainable efforts to protect, preserve and promote the state’s natural, historic and cultural resources. Each Development Officer is strategically located across North Carolina and provides special skills that may be utilized by local communities and regional entities. For more information, visit website.
A trade association representing the restaurant and lodging industries of North Carolina, the NC R&LA provides student education resources, lobbying, and professional education. For more information visit www.ncrla.biz or contact Alyssa Barkley by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 919-884-0098.
Is a partnership of the Division of Parks & Recreation, NC DENR, and the NC State University. They provide technical assistance and outreach for local communities on issues related to parks and recreation. With six regional offices, Recreation Resource Services provides technical assistance, continuing education courses and workshops, and grant administration. For more information, visit http://cnr.ncsu.edu/rrs or telephone at 919-515-7118.
Non-profit serving the eight county regions surrounding Fort Bragg focused on providing sustainability outreach and education for both the general public and the business community. Currently, Sustainable Sandhills offers the only known “green” business certification program specifically for NC. For more information, visit www.sustainablesandhills.org or contact Heather Brown by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 910-484-9098.
Provides technical assistance for downtown revitalization through help small towns to recognize and preserve their historic fabric, and, using local resources, build on their unique characteristics to create vibrant central business districts that meet the needs of today's communities. For more information, visit http://www.nccommerce.com/en/CommunityServices/
CommunityPlanningAssistance/NCMainStreetCenter/ or contact Teresa Watts by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 919-733-7502.
A non-profit in partnership with the NC Division of Tourism with the goal of promoting the spirit of amateur sports, physical fitness and health to all ages and skill levels through participation in organized events, which enrich the state of North Carolina. NCAS hosts the State Games of North Carolina, Cycle North Carolina "Mountains to the Coast" Bicycle Tour, Cycle North Carolina Spring Weekend Ride and The Be Active Challenge.For more information visit www.ncsports.org or contact Chuck Hobgood by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 919-361-1133 ext 5.
A membership organization of festival and events that serves the needs of their membership through annual meetings, professional training, and an annual tradeshow. For more information, visit www.ncfestivals.com or contact NC F&EA at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 336-956-6433.