Tourism Initiative in Western and East Central Minnesota
Sustainable/Green tourism routes would direct people to places
where they can get locally-grown food and locally-made products
as well as participate in other attractions, such as hiking and
biking trails, birding sights, art events, etc. in the area.
Encourage individuals to eat and vacation in ways that support
healthy rural communities and encourage other businesses to support
local food systems and green business practices.
Green" means making a commitment to gradually, continually
making your business, home or institutions economically, environmentally
and socially sustainable.
Sustainable/green tourism embraces guidelines and principles that
to local sustainable development
the lowest possible consumption of non-renewable resources
the well-being of local people
efforts to conserve the environment
is a key sector in Minnesota's economy, producing $9.8 billion
- In 2002,
45% of the leisure travelers in Minnesota were state residents.
of Living Green Expo (More than 10,000 people attended the Expo
in numbers and membership at food co-ops, and increase in demand
for organic/natural products in mainstream grocery stores.
of the Blue Sky Guide, Minnesota Palette, and others.
in wildlife tourism, birding, biking, etc.
interested in the philanthropic community in these issues.
will offer people the opportunity to learn how to incorporate
economically, environmentally and socially sustainable practices
into their tourism and business plans.
of commerce members
and visitors bureau
hotel, motel and resort owners
and county administrators
members and representatives
For more information,
contact Christy James at (612) 963-0467 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.