Megan Epler Wood named Director of the International Sustainable Tourism Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Health and the Global Environment.
The International Sustainable Tourism Initiative helps tourism industry leaders, policy makers, and civil society ensure that tourism improves the health and well-being of people and ecosystems worldwide. It envisions a future in which tourism leaders:
Become full partners in all major international conversations that aim to develop economic and environmental solutions for the future of our planet and its residents.
Possess reliable data and research about tourism’s impacts on global health and the environment.
Create visionary regional plans for tourism development that protect investments, respond to climate change, and secure ecosystems and human health
Develop innovative, shared solutions that manage waste and waste water, and protect clean water and air as part of the cost of doing business.
Have ready access to a professional workforce that uses scientific and data-driven environmental management procedures for managing tourism development.
Sustainable Leaders in Travel and Tourism interview: "Megan Epler Wood, Gran Maestra of Sustainable Tourism"
Sustainable Leaders in Travel and Tourism recently posted their feature interview with Megan Epler Wood. The editors remark that, "Reading through the interview answers once again, we couldn’t help but marvel at the amount and quality of initiatives and programmes that have evolved under Megan’s leadership."
This is a wonderful "get to know Megan" piece that explores her experience and insight, which contributed greatly to the ecotourism/sustainable tourism field we know today. To read the complete interview, click here. Rachel's Network interview with Megan regarding "Women and Ecotourism"
Recently, Megan Epler Wood spoke to Rachel's Network (RN), a leading women's organization at the intersection of environmental advocacy, philanthropy, and leadership development.
In a monthly teleconference series, Megan spoke to RN members about “Ecotourism, Global Sustainable Development and Women.” A question and answer period followed, which we will share soon.