BSC Library Articles Tagged: Tourism

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    NORTH CAROLINA CELEBRATES REACHING 100 GREEN TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

    August 10, 2014

    Eco-minded tourists now have one hundred green-travel destinations to choose from in NC.

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    HOW SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IS THRIVING IN NC: A CONVERSATION WITH PAT LONG & ALEX NAAR

    November 20, 2013

    According to Pat Long, projects like The Proximity Hotel in Greensboro have shown that luxury and sustainability can not only be combined, but they can be combined in a fiscally prudent manner. Photo credit: The Proximity Hotel Recognized by media outlets like Fast Company and the BBC, East Carolina University's Center for Sustainable Tourism is on the cutting edge of greener, more responsible travel - including playing a key role in the development of the NC GreenTravel program. We talked with CST's Director Pat Long, as well as Alex Naar, the center's Director of Sustainable Tourism Initiatives, to discuss the center's work…

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    NC TRAVEL INITIATIVE EXPANDS ITS REACH

    October 9, 2013

    Whether it’s a trip to the coast, a search for epic fall foliage, or even a whitewater adventure at the US National White Water Center, travelers already have many options open to them for hotels and B&Bs that are making an effort to mitigate their impact on the environment. Since 2012, NC GreenTravel has been helping NC travel businesses to green their operations, offering no-cost advice to business owners to help them cut energy use, reduce waste, conserve water and save money. The initiative has now joined forces with TripAdvisor and the GreenLeaders program to reach a broader, national audience.…

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    Researchers release strategic plan for North Carolina wine and grape industry

    April 6, 2015

      Roanoke Island's Mother Vine is one of the oldest in the state. Photo credit: NC Culture Grape vines have been an important part of North Carolina’s coastal plains and foothills since long before European colonists arrived and started planting vineyards. At the start of the 20th century, North Carolina was the leading wine-producing region in the nation, until prohibition destroyed the industry. Since the start of the 21st century, North Carolina’s wine and grape industry has seen explosive growth, with the number of wineries more than quadrupling in the last fifteen years. With funding from the North Carolina Wine…

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