Visit Big Sky (VBS), the official destination management and marketing organization for the Big Sky Resort Area District (BSRAD) will host a Sustainability Lunch & Learn on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rainbow Ranch Lodge featuring Dr. Kim Langmaid, Founder and Vice President Sustainability Programs of Walking Mountains Science Center located in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Langmaid, who recently helped Vail become the first destination in the world to be certified to the Mountain IDEAL sustainable destination standard, will share trends and initiatives in sustainable travel and tourism and discuss opportunities for VBS to take a leadership role in this area on behalf of the Big Sky destination. Tickets are $25 per person with lunch included. For more information, go online at www.visitbigsky.com
or call Emilie McGee, VBS Senior Marketing Manager at 406.995.3000. Space is limited.
Dr. Langmaid will share insights on how mountain resort communities are engaging and collaborating with businesses and residents on sustainability initiatives that will preserve and protect their destination for future generations. She will also discuss how Vail, Colorado, became the first certified sustainable destination in the United States, and how it and other destinations are using the standards of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to improve their business practices. The topics covered during the Sustainability Lunch & Learn will include destination management, wildlife protection, water conservation, and quality, and how businesses can play a key role.