• 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.

Students for Sustainability


Students for Sustainability (SFS) is a student run organization open to undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines interested in sustainability. We were founded November 2010 at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC as "Students for Sustainable Tourism." The organization was housed under the Center for Sustainable Tourism. With new administrative alignments, the Center for Sustainable Tourism became part of a large initiative, The Center for Sustainability. Our organizations' name was official changed from "Students for Sustainable Tourism" to Students for Sustainability in 2014 to include a wider range of sustainable actions.

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The purpose of Students for Sustainability (SFS) is to engage undergraduate and graduate students from multiple disciplines in understanding and promoting sustainable tourism. SFS aims to provide first-hand experience in the field by creating service, community outreach, and professional development opportunities for its members.


President: Daniel Johnson – johnsondan13@students.ecu.edu
Vice President: Heather DeMartin – demartinh12@students.ecu.edu
Secretary: Nigel Barefoot – barefootn09@students.ecu.edu
Treasurer: Charis Tucker – tuckerc99@students.ecu.edu
Advisor: Dr. Jon Kirchoff – kirchoffj@ecu.edu

Upcoming Events: Spring 2015

First Spring Meeting- February 3| 3:00 PM| Rivers West Rm 202

Past Events

Volunteer work at Sylvan Height-Spring 2014

Sustainable Garden at ECU-Spring 2014

Surf Tourism and Localism in Nicaragua (Sponsored by Dept of Geography, Planning & Environment)- September 19, 2013

Proximity Hotel Field Trip- April 28,2013

Rob Holmes – Owner of Green Living Project Films – Febuary 12th, 2013 – 4:00PM – Rivers West 342

Hin Heemstra – Nordic Whale Watching Presentation – January 29th, 2013

N.C. Zoo Sustainability Tour Field Trip – November 10th, 2012

Adam Stetten, Energy Handyman – Home Energy Efficiency Presentation – November 1st, 2012

Heber Coltrain – Roanoke Outdoor Adventures Owner and River Guide – October 11th, 2012

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