Healthy Foods for Hotels Inaugural Panel
SHINE Summit
, June 15-17, Knafel Center, Radcliffe Campus, Harvard University

Hotel businesses around the world recognize the business case for procuring healthier local food products, but they generally lack research to knowledgeably make the transition. The International Sustainable Tourism Initiative is holding a panel at the SHINE Summit on June 17 with;  Keynote Address;  Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Ltd.  ITC Hotels,
Panelists: Katelin Kennedy,  Senior Manager, Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, Hilton Worldwide, Amber Marie Beard, Vice President Sustainability, Six Senses,  Salli Felton,  Chief Executive, The Travel Foundation

Moderator, Megan Epler Wood, International Sustainable Tourism Initiative, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

SHINE works with companies to test new methods and develop the evidence base for net-positive impacts on the environment and human health through business. To review more information on the Healthy Foods for Hotel panel and the full Summit agenda, see the SHINE Summit website. The SHINE Summit welcomes registrations, registration information is here.

The International Sustainable Tourism Initiative (ISTI) at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health performs research on business, policy, and planning for sustainable tourism using top flight academic resources, and collaborative systems for sharing data to foster healthy, net positive outcomes for tourism destinations, business, and governments worldwide.

Ecotourism Speaking Tour of Yucatan, May 10-17
Megan Epler Wood will be speaking tor the U.S. Consulate General in Merida, Mexico on Ecotourism.  She will present to Yucatan State University and the State Secretary of Tourism and Environment and Urban Development, visit community tourism projects and present for local communities in Ek-Balam and Calakmul, and visit Campeche and Quintana Roo for meetings with State Authorities.

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Media Coverage
Megan Epler Wood provided research background for Time Magazine's Travel+Leisure's article on How to Travel Greener


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