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Wednesday, March 22

      7:30am- 8:30am: Continental Breakfast and The Green Tourism Business Expo

      8:30am-9:25am: Workshops #5 and #6

                Workshop #5:  The economic value of sustainability and how to market green tourism

                          -Lilly Shapiro, Media Barn

                Workshop #6: What is up with recycling and composting?

                     Moderated: Morgan Goodman, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

                          Designing an effective recycling & waste reduction program for your community.

                              -Coryanne Mansell, Center for EcoTechnology

                            Recycling.......Let's get Back to Basics

                              -Kathy Russell, TFC Recycling

                           Compost your food wastes!

                          -Ryan Owenby, Natural Organics Process Enterprises

      9:25am-9:40am: Break and  The Green Tourism Business Expo



                         Conference Kick-Off and Welcome

                              -City of Virginia Beach Mayor Bob Dyer

                        The Virginia Green Travel Annual Report

                              -Tom Griffin, Virginia Green Travel Alliance

                        Keep Virginia Beautiful Program Summary

                              -Cristi Lawton, Keep Virginia Beautiful


       10:05am-1045am: Assembly 2023: Environmental Legislation & Opportunities

                          Introductions: Mary-Stuart Torbeck, Sierra Club

                               -Mary Rafferty, Virginia Conservation Network

                               -Karen Forget, Lynnhaven River NOW

       10:45am-11am: Break and  The Green Tourism Business Expo

      11am-11:40am: Plenary Discussion Session: Local Sustainability Efforts to Promote Green Tourism in Virginia Beach
                              -Kimberlee Dobbins, Virginia Beach Convention Center

                              -Christina Trapani, EcoManiac Company

                              -Stacey Shiflett, AdImpact

                              -Suzanne Moss, The Nature Bus

                              -Dennis Stebbins, Green Leaf & Pebble Tea Spa and Cafe

       11:40am: Plenary Presentation: launches its Travel Sustainable program
                            Richard Hill,

       12pm-1:15pm: Conference Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

                         Introduction: Rita McClenny, Virginia Tourism Corporation                       

                                Erik Hansen, US Travel Association' & its Sustainable Tourism Coalition

       1:15pm: Adjourn

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