Hilton Head Island to Announce Sustainability Advisory Committee

Hilton Head Island to Announce Sustainability Advisory Committee
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Lowcountry Leadership in Sustainability

The ESTC 2011 Host Destination, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, has formed a local Sustainability Advisory Committee in order to advance its environmental stewardship and become a more sustainable community. An introduction of the effort will take place during the ESTC 2011, on Tuesday, September 20th at 3:30pm - Lowcountry Leadership in Sustainability Roundtable.

About the Advisory Committee

The Sustainability Advisory Committee for Hilton Head Island is a citizen-led group that developed from the Mayor's Task Force Vision Plan recommendations adopted by the Greater Island Council of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, a nonprofit organization. The committee's role is to research, develop, and facilitate opportunities to support sustainable practices that further the journey to sustainability for Hilton Head Island, considering impacts on the economy, ecology, and the people.


The announcement and introduction of the committee's members will be part of the Lowcountry Leadership in Sustainability roundtable session. The public is invited to attend this session and the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC).


*If you are not registered for the ESTC 2011, and are only attending the Lowcountry Leadership in Sustainability Roundtable, please RSVP here (Experience Green).


Lowcountry Leadership in Sustainability Roundtable

The roundtable has been organized by local leaders and is designed to highlight sustainability initiatives and create an environment for discussion among regional stakeholders regarding ideas, opportunities, successes, methods and resources related to leadership, launch and success of organizational efforts. The roundtable session is presented by Experience Green, in conjunction with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, and Sustainable Solutions.


The panel of experts at the roundtable will include Andrew Craig, the Senior Manager of Environmental Initiatives for the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC); Sara Clow, General Manager of the GrowFood Carolina program recently launched in Charleston; and Will Paddock, Director of Strategy for Sustainable Solutions. The roundtable session will be facilitated by Teresa Wade, founder and executive director of Experience Green, a non-profit organization on Hilton Head Island providing experiential sustainability education, and Denise Grabowski, principal of Symbioscity and member of the Chatham County Environmental Forum, a group that created a county adopted resolution to make Chatham County the Greenest in the State of Georgia.


The Lowcountry Leadership in Sustainability roundtable is a special interest offering as part of the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference, September 19-21st. A single day conference registration is available, as well as a special rate for the full conference registration for those attending this session. Please contact David Zunker at dzunker[at]hiltonheadisland.org for more information about conference registration.


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