Sustainability expo coming to Vail |

Sustainability expo coming to Vail

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The Big Green Think event, which aims to connect hospitality businesses with the resources to achieve greater sustainability, will be from 1-5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Arrabelle at Vail Square in Lionshead.A project of the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability, the Vail Valley Partnership and the Environmental Protection Agency Region 8, The Big Green Think seeks to develop opportunities in the Vail Valley for the hospitality industry to become more involved with local advocacy efforts and initiatives to create a more sustainable community for the future.Focusing on the “greening” of hoteliers, restaurateurs, caterers and other guest-oriented businesses in the Vail Valley, The Big Green Think feature two keynote speakers: Glenn Hasek, publisher and editor of Lodging News, and Richard Young, senior engineer/director of Education for the Food Service Technology Center.Following the keynote speaker presentation will be two breakout sessions focusing on sustainability in the hotel and restaurant industries. Panelists for the breakout sessions include Mark Fischer of Six89 Restaurant and Phat Thai in Carbondale, John Gitchell of Sustainable Business Solutions, Melissa McLoota of the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, Jeffrey Burrell of the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon, Brook LeVan of Sustainable Settings and Shelly McCandless, president of Eat Green Denver.The event will also feature an expo and mixer, opportunities for attendees to have candid conservation with The Big Green Think’s featured hospitality experts. Ticket prices are $25 for Vail Valley Partnership and Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability members ($30 at the door) and $35 for non-members.Booth space is available for the business expo for $150. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. For more information or to RSVP, contact Jennifer Weintraub at or call 970-477-4001.

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