Partners



Coastal Connections Inc. exists to protect coastal habitats through educating and connecting people to the environment. We achieve our mission by fostering engaging and immersive experiences surrounding sea turtle conservation and sustainability. Together, these two focal areas have the ability to change people's perception of environmental friendliness standards and will change our future for the greener. For more information visit www.coastal-connections.org



Environmental Learning Center  in Indian River County, Florida mission is to educate, inspire and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being. Our 64-acre island campus is surrounded by the Indian River Lagoon, an Estuary of National Significance, home to over 4,000 species of plants and animals and our Nation’s first National Wildlife Refuge, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. Through programming, recreation opportunities, events, and community stewardship projects the ELC helps people connect with, protect, and preserve local natural resources and wild spaces.  See more at discoverELC.org


Green Lodging News, the lodging industry’s leading environment-focused publication, consists of a website (www.greenlodgingnews.com), weekly e-newsletter, and weekly Green Supplier Spotlight e-blasts. Published by Glenn Hasek, President of Hasek Communications L.L.C., you can subscribe to Green Lodging News by writing to greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.


Experience Kissimmee operates as a public/private partnership with Osceola County government as the official travel and tourism authority for Kissimmee, FL. Our mission is to create economic opportunity for our community by driving visitation to the destination. We develop and implement programs that encourage more than 8,000,000 overnight guests each year through collaborating and partnering with over 900 businesses. Visit ExperienceKissimmee.com


Florida Society of Association Executives(FSAE) fosters collaboration through networking and educational events, online communities and resources that provide professional development for all association positions and career-stages. FSAE believes in reducing the footprints of our meetings as much as possible and have moved toward green meetings over the past several years. In addition to reducing waste, we include a philanthropy element in our Annual Conferences to support a local non-profit as well as donating leftover food to the community through organizations like the Sustainable Events Network.  For more information go to FSAE.org


MUSE (Members United for Sustainable Events) is a membership organization providing the event industry inspiration, education and community to increase the positive impacts of our events.  Sustainability is a necessary skill and knowledge set for everyone in the event industry. Producing sustainable events will enhance your industry reputation and increase your opportunities. MUSE is a hub to access the tools and connections you need to achieve the triple bottom line: people, planet, profit.  Visit www.museusa.org


Oceanic Global inspires us to care deeply for the ocean and provides solutions to protect it. The international non-profit sheds light on humanity’s essential relationship to the ocean and empowers individuals, communities, and industries to create positive change. Oceanic Global creates educational experiences, consults on sustainable operations, and engages local communities to generate measurable impact for our collective wellbeing. #CareDeeply Visit www.oceanic.global


The North Florida Green Chamber of Commerce, where being green is cool and convenient, provides education, toolkits and resources to help build successful and sustainable businesses,  NFGCC focuses on the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit to achieve a more socially and environmentally conscious and fiscally sound business.  Check out all the benefits at northfloridagreenchamber.org including Sustainability Coaching, the Green Marketplace and Buyers Club, and the Green Zone Playbook for easy ways to GREEN your next meeting or event.



Skal Miami is South Florida's link to Skal International, the largest organization of travel and tourism executives in the world. As the only international group that unites all branches of the travel and tourism industry, our members represent the hotel, airlines, cruise, rail and auto rental markets, along with international travel agencies and tour operators. Through Skal member events our industry executives meet at the local, regional, national and international levels to pursue topics of common interest in the world's greatest industry. Learn more...


Skal Orlando  Skal is the only international organization bringing together all sectors of the travel, hospitality, and tourism industry together while networking, conducting business and helping communities locally, nationally, and internationally. Skal has over 380 clubs in 87 countries around the world. Skal International has been actively promoting sustainable tourism for over 20 years. For more information and how to join Skal Orlando visit www.skalorlando.com


United Against Poverty is a registered 501c3 nonprofit with campuses in Indian River County, Orlando, and St. Lucie County Florida. Our mission is to serve those in poverty by providing crisis care, case management, transformative education, food and household subsidy, employment training and active referrals to other collaborative social service providers.  UP collaborates with Community Partners to inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency. Visit unitedagainstpoverty.org

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