• Community Sense of Place Community Sense of Place Tourism Impacts and Second Home Development: A Sustainable Approach
  • Climate, Weather, and Tourism Climate, Weather, and Tourism Tourism destinations and their individual tourism businesses are all vying for tourists at their respective locations.
  • Engagement and Community Engagement and Community In partnership with the Office of Engagement, Innovation, and Economic Development.
  • Rural Tourism Rural Tourism Sustaining rural America is one of today's pressing issues.
  • RESET RESET Race, Ethnicity, and Social Equity in Tourism
  • US Travel Care Code US Travel Care Code The United States Travel Care Code has been developed and is managed by the Center for Sustainable Tourism.
  • RETI RETI The Renewable Energy in Tourism Initiative
  • Tourism and Entrepreneurship Tourism and Entrepreneurship Developing the local tourism industry as part of an economic development strategy.

Business Resources: Contacts

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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.

Value Added | Discretionary Income | Energy | Sustainable Businesses | Sustainable Sources


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.

NC GreenPower

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 mgettys@ncgreenpower.org or by telephone at 919-857-9021.

NC Energy Office

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 charles.sathrum@ncmail.net or by telephone at 919-715-1158.

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