BUS 383 - Greening the Hospitality Industry (2)

The purpose of this course is to make you aware of how tourism can affect, both positively and negatively, our environment, and what we can do to minimize the negative effects. The course will start with the topic of ecotourism, how it is defined and how it impacts local people and their environment. The course will then narrow in focus by studying the greening of our industry. What does it mean to be green? That question will be answered by specifically studying different sectors of the tourism industry (hotels, food and beverage, and meetings and events),how they can impact the environment and what actions we can take to minimize those impacts that are harmful to our environment. Restricted to Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors.