Who is this Course for?

► Anyone interested in understanding sustainable hospitality and tourism
► Current or prospective hospitality employees
► Students in hospitality management programs
► HR recruiters seeking candidates that add value to a position
► Consultants to the hospitality industry
► Suppliers of products to the hospitality industry
► Restaurant and lodging associations
► Meeting and event planners and organizations
► Destination management companies and professionals

 

No technical expertise or prior knowledge in sustainability necessary.

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

PEOPLE, PLANET, PROSPERITY LESSONS

  • Sustainability, Climate Change, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

  • Purpose-Driven Companies

  • Video: The Business Case for Sustainability

  • Investors and Environmental & Social Governance

  • Guest Speaker:  Ken Cruse, Soul Community Planet Hospitality

 

BUILDING OPERATION LESSONS

  • Energy Efficiency

  • Water Conservation

  • Waste & Recycling

  • Indoor Air Quality

  • Transportation

  • Guest Speaker:  Dina Belon, Pineapple Hospitality

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE LESSONS

  • Growing Food: Conventional Farming

  • Growing Food: Regenerative Farming

  • Factory Farming

  • Food Certifications

  • Food Waste Prevention

  • Guest Speaker: Chef John Noble Masi, FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

  • Food Waste Recovery & Disposal

  • Guest Speaker: John Buschman, FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

  • Guest Speaker: Blake Englehard, Goodr Food Waste Recovery

 

INTERNAL OPERATIONS LESSONS

  • Policies

  • Purchasing

  • Guest Speaker: Jo Hendrix, Travel Without Plastic

  • Housekeeping

  • External Stakeholder Engagement

  • Internal Stakeholder Engagement Part 1

  • Internal Stakeholder Engagement Part 2

  • Guest Speaker: Rick Hawkins, The Breakers Hotel

  • Eco-Label Certifications

  • Guest Speaker: Roger Amidon, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island

  • Video:  B the Change

  • Guest Speaker: Jared Myers, Legacy Vacation Resorts

  • Video: Legacy Vacation Resorts

  • Measuring & Reporting

 

SALES & MARKETING LESSONS

  • Overview

  • Destinations

  • Video – The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDSM)

  • Guest Speaker: Guy Bigwood, Global Destination Sustainability Movement

  • Video: What is the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

  • Health & Wellness

  • Leisure Travelers

  • Group Business

  • Guest Speaker: Lisa Pickersgill, Remote Hospitality Team