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Inaugural Course on International Development of Sustainable Economies Brings Global Thought Leaders to Harvard University

Megan Epler Wood along with Professors Jennifer Clifford and Mark Leighton co-taught International Development of Sustainable Economies during Harvard Extension's January term. Over 30 students from around the globe convened at Harvard's campus for the course.

The course focused on providing professional tools to develop sustainable economies in developing countries focusing on agriculture, fisheries, forestry, and tourism. Sustainability leaders from Staples, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and TUI Travel were all guests speakers providing students firsthand knowledge and case studies.

A full list of guest speakers and course information is available here. The next steps for the course is to offer it in the fall semester with a distance education option.

 


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Megan Epler Wood on the United Front Needed for Sustainable Tourism

Megan Epler Wood recently wrote a piece for Spotlight on Sustainable Tourism, a trade e-Journal for the travel and tourism industry, discussing the fragmentation within the sustainable tourism industry and the need for a single definition in order to construct a more unified approach for the industry.

Read the full article here.