[Sdpg] Save the Date/Fri MAY 3 &4/Sustainable Tourism for the 21st Century Event/ 7pm-9:30pm
Margie Bushman, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
sbpcnet at silcom.com
Sun Apr 14 12:16:46 PDT 2013
We invite you to join us for an unusual look at
the future of tourism! And a very special
opportunity to take a Zero Waste Training (Sat May 4)
abundant details below...
Special thanks to our event sponsor, the Canary Hotel in downtown Santa Barbara
part of the Kimpton Hotel & Restaurants, pioneers
in Sustainability since 1981.
Tourism is the largest industry in the world, and
cities by far the largest creation of
humanity. In a world with less resources and
more people, how can we use human ingenuity to
design a future in balance with nature? Luckily many have begun.
Please join us as our keynote speaker Mark
McGuffie shares inspiring and concrete examples
of innovations from around the world, with his
unique insights as the convener for The World
Congress on Zero Emissions Initiatives -
Launching "The Blue Economy in 2010, where he
hosted innovators & leaders in sustainability
practices from places like Bhutan, the Canary
Islands, Colombia, Japan, Sweden, and many
others, while also sharing the ancient traditions
and cultural values that his home of Hawaii
demonstrates with the spirit of "Aloha".
With his extensive experience and long history
in the tourism and hotel industry, Mark McGuffie is uniquely qualified to speak
about Sustainable Tourism for the 21st Century, please join us!
Of special note, a special opportunity to take a
Zero Waste Training with Gary Liss of the U.S.
Zero Waste Business Council as a part of the
all day Saturday event on, May 4, see details below.
SBCC Center for Sustainability
Contact, Margie Bushman, Program Coordinator
msbushman at sbcc.edu, (805)965-0581,ext 2177
Friday Evening, May 3, Keynote speaker, Mark
McGuffie, Managing Director of Enterprise
Honolulu- O'ahu Economic Development Board, and
convener of the The World Congress on Zero
Emissions Initiatives - Launching "The Blue
Economy, in Honolulu in September 2010.
Saturday, May 4, an all day program that includes
plenary talks in the morning with three speakers,
followed by break out sessions in the afternoon.
Our speakers include (see extensive bios at the end of this email):
* Mark McGuffie, Enterprise Honolulu- O'ahu Economic Development Board
* Caroline Dyal, General Manager of the
Canary Hotel in downtown Santa Barbara, part of
Kimpton Hotel & restaurants, pioneers in
sustainability practices since 1981, including an Earth Care program
* Gary Liss, of Gary Liss & Associates,
President of the U.S. Zero Waste Business
Council, convener of the National Zero Waste
Business Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 2013
* Living Machine® company representative,(pending)
***The afternoon break out sessions on Saturday
includes an opportunity to take a Zero Waste
certification training with Gary Liss, who has
done trainings for community colleges, businesses
and cities around the country, most recently
Whole Foods. Mark McGuffie & Caroline Dyal of
the Canary Hotel, will meet with others who want
to learn more about sustainability practices for
tourism, and ask Mark more about Blue Economy innovations .
Please email to be placed on the reservation list
for the Zero Waste Training with Gary Liss with
Zero Waste Training on the Subject Line:
Margie Bushman, Center for Sustainability:
msbushman at sbcc.edu. Training Cost: $50 (includes
the morning talks, must attend both for certification) Space is limited.
Speaker Bios -
Mark McGuffie is Managing Director of Enterprise
Honolulu, the Oahu Economic Development Board, a
private non-profit organization established in
1988 which envisions a prosperous Hawaii.
Practicing, sharing and living the values of
Aloha and M lama, provides the insight and
guiding light to care for Hawaii and its future.
Much of his expertise is directed toward
rethinking Environmental System Design - Blue
Economy Innovations integrating Food and Clean
Energy Initiatives, Sustainable Tourism and Community Leadership Development.
He was most recently the United States
representative for the Program Committee of
Congress at the World Conservation Congress for
the International Union for the Conservation of
Nature (IUCN) held in Jeju, South Korea in September 2012.
He was formerly the Executive Director of Hawaii
Island Economic Development Board, Chair -
Workforce Investment Board, Treasurer of
Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide including
104 independent luxury hotels and resorts in 52
countries and managed hotels several of them over
the years, namely: the UN Plaza in New York City,
Checkers Hotel in Los Angeles -sister to
Campton Place, opened The Manele Bay on Lanai and
managed the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows on
the Kohala Coast, Hawaii. His extensive tourism
background of nearly 35 years in luxury hotel and
resort operations included assignments in the UK,
France, Canada, Singapore, Caribbean and across
the United States. He attended Cornell University
for Professional Management Development.
"Today, Hawaiis brightest minds are looking to
combine the latest modern technology with
traditional ways of managing the islands
resources in order to live
sustainably. Enterprise Honolulu is a nonprofit
organization that facilitates work on Hawaiis
infrastructure and planning issues in order to
move the state towards energy independence and
food self-sufficiency. One of the goals of The
World Congress on Zero Emissions Initiatives was
to realize that it is possible to achieve
abundance in our systems for human needs in the
areas of energy, food, health, housing,
transportation, waste, and water by using what we
have. Today, systems in these areas are not fully
integrated, they are often wasteful and designed
in silos, rather than using an inclusive process.
This is a time to come together with experts and
people from around the world interested in
solutions to learn and share about innovations
that are proven." Mark McGuffie speaking about
The World Congress on Zero Emission Initiatives -
Launching "The Blue Economy" conference 2010
US Zero Waste Business Council
Gary Liss is the President and Managing Director
of Gary Liss & Associates. Serving international
municipal and private-sector clients, he has a
history of bridging problems with solutions and
creating environmental programs that have economic benefits.
Gary Liss is the current President of the U.S.
Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC), which
recently launched the first Zero Waste business
certification program in the country, developing
a third party certification system for businesses
that meet the Zero Waste Principles of the Zero
Waste International Alliance (ZWIA). The goal of
businesses participating in the Zero Waste
Certification program is to divert all end-use
material from the landfill, incineration and the
environment, while achieving a minimum of 90
percent diversion based on the standards set by
the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA).
He was the Executive Director of the California
Resource Recovery Association (CRRA), organizing
workshops and their Annual Conferences, including
the first Zero Waste Conference in the nation in
1997. Under his leadership, CRRA adopted its
Agenda for the New Millennium, which calls for
Zero Waste as a new goal for resource and waste management.
Gary Liss has a Masters in Public Administration
from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey and
a Bachelors in Civil Engineering (Environmental
Engineering major) from Tufts University. In
2005, Gary Liss went through extensive training
in the Zero Emissions Research Initiatives (ZERI)
and is a Certified ZERI System Designer.
General Manager Canary Hotel, Downtown Santa Barbara, CA (a Kimpton Hotel)
Kimpton Hotels are pioneers in sustainability
practices with more than 25 years of experience
of care for both the earth & its people with its
flagship EarthCare environmental
program. Kimpton's first hotel, the Bedford in
San Francisco, was one of the first to began
looking after its waste in a sustainable manner
in 1981. The Hotel Triton, also a Kimpton hotel
in San Francisco, set the bar for environmentally
sustainable lodging with an "Eco Floor", and
helped to write the California's Green Lodging
Program standards in 1994. www.kimptonhotels.com
Carolyn Dyal brings more than a decade of
experience in hospitality management with her to
Canary, working at a number of renowned boutique
hotels, including Hotel Palomar in Los Angeles,
Viceroy in Santa Monica, Chamberlain, West
Hollywood, Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills, and
most recently before coming to the Canary in
Santa Barbara, Kimpton's Hotel La Jolla.
Dyal began her hospitality career in food and
beverage and quickly progressed to managerial and
training capacities at such prestigious
establishments as the Palm Restaurant and
Disney's Grand California Hotel. Dyal holds a
bachelors degree in fine arts from New York University.
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Program Coordinator, SBCC Center for Sustainability
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