Green Leaders Forum – Train the Trainers Conference Workshop

TCI – Capacity Building Series II
“Green Leaders Forum – Train the Trainers Conference Workshop”
Green Hotels, Design, Construction &
Eco Lodges Best Practices, Eco Guiding & Interpretation

The Coron Initiative Capacity Building Series (TCI CB Series) II was held last July 1-2, 2013, entitled “Green Leaders Forum – Train the trainers Conference Workshop” where public and private stakeholders were exhorted to learn and lead on the following topics with the distinguished Guest Experts & Resource Persons.

“Sustainable Hotels/Resorts Design, Architecture, Interiors & Landscape”  by PJ Arañador,  International Lifestyle DesignerSocial Entrepreneur, Green and Ethical Designer

Update of Rules & Regulations, Lodges, Sports & Leisure, Restaurants & Home Stay by Department of Tourism- Tourism Standards & Regulations &  Tour Guiding Skills & Accreditation – by Department of Tourism – Tourism Standards & Regulations, Ms. Arlene Alipio

Ecotourism Interpretation: Preparation & Knowledge Enhancement – by Caloy Libosada, UP AIT Professor

“Water & Energy Management, Renewable Resources Efficiency Training” by Engr. Eric Raymundo, Local Senior Technician Zero Carbon Resorts Project.

Green Hotels, Zero Carbon Resorts Workshop, July 2013

Green Hotels, Zero Carbon Resorts Workshop, July 2013

A Field Trip – Site inspection of the Coron Tourist Welcome Center was handled to evaluate tourism information needed such as Information Panels & Materials Evaluation, for a proposed Upgrade and Improvement by the TCI to the Coron & Palawan Local Government Unit (LGU).

“Ecological Solid waste management Best Practices Showcase” – by Bago City, Mr. Jurie Vic Mesias, ENRO Officer of Bago City, Negros Occidental

“Sustainable Dining- Locavores” – Buy local, Support Local – by Chit Juan, CEO Echo Sustainable Store

Workshops were divided into two groups:

1. Green Hotels & Eco Lodges Best Practices group – inspected and evaluated Coron Westown Resort based on Green Hotels survey form and Zero Carbon Resorts evaluation.

2. Eco Guiding & Interpretation/Responsible Tourism group – the group discussed their issues and concerns on the training, classification and accreditation of guides and  standards, rules and procedures of the eco excursions of Coron tours and attractions.

Eco Guiding and Interpretation Workshop, July 2013

Eco Guiding and Interpretation Workshop

For more information on the Resource Persons Professional Profiles please check the Guest Experts page.

FROM THE PRESS. Check out articles about The Coron Initiative:

The Manila Times: http://www.manilatimes.net/the-coron-initiative/10023/

Philippine Star: http://www.philstar.com/starweek-magazine/2013/07/14/965411/coron-initiative

Starweek Cover Story: http://www.philstar.com/starweek-magazine/2013/07/14/965361/coron-green-sanctuary

The Manila Times, Part II: http://www.manilatimes.net/the-coron-initiative-2/18585/

Check out our PHOTO GALLERY of  THE CORON INITIATIVE Capacity Building Series II- Green Leaders Forum Train the Trainers Conference Workshop at our SOCIETY FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM & DEVELOPMENT INC. (SSTDI) Facebook Page! CLICK HERE.

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