[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 Hawai‘i 
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

Mark McGuffie is Managing Director of Enterprise 
Honolulu, the O‘ahu Economic Development Board, a 
private non-profit organization established in 
1988 which envisions a prosperous Hawai‘i. 
Practicing, sharing and living the values of 
Aloha and M lama, provides the insight and 
guiding light to care for Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i 
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, Hawai‘i. 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, Hawaii’s 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 Hawaii’s 
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 Bachelor’s 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.

Caroline Dyal:
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 
bachelor’s degree in fine arts from New York University.

Living Machine®:
Living Machine® Systems found in these buildings: 
El Monte Sagrado Resort, Taos, NM; Esalen 
Institute, Big Sur, CA; San Francisco Public 
Utilities Commission, San Francisco, CA.

Living Machine® Technology blends cutting-edge 
science and engineering with plants and 
beneficial bacteria to efficiently treat and 
reuse wastewater, providing lasting water 
solutions for communities everywhere.  Based on 
the principles of wetland ecology, our patented 
tidal process cleans water, making the Living 
Machine® the most energy-efficient system to meet high quality reuse standards.

At a glance, the Living Machine® system 
incorporates a series of wetland cells, or 
basins, filled with special gravel that promotes 
the development of micro-ecosystems. As water 
moves through the system, the cells are 
alternately flooded and drained to create 
multiple tidal cycles each day, much like we find 
in nature, resulting in high quality reusable water.


Margie Bushman
Program Coordinator, SBCC Center for Sustainability
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