Megan Epler Wood named Senior Associate at Cornell University's Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise
Epler Wood joins the team at Cornell’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise to develop a sustainable tourism business education program for executives and local institutions in all sectors of tourism.
The goals of this initiative are:
To build management and operational skills for delivering a low carbon, high efficiency tourism supply chain with clearly outlined investment and pay-back strategies;
to train teams capable of refining and delivering on operational goals; and
to create feasible, scaleable strategies for developing local sustainable supply chains.
She will work with other sustainability leaders in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America to develop a feasibility study, and with experts at Cornell University to design the curriculum.
Megan first joined the Center as a Senior Fellow in 2013.
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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.”