November 2020                                                                           


New SENFC Partner


New SENFC Corporate Members


New SENFC Members

Karin Andersen - ICC Events, Inc.

Jorge Colona – Jorge Colona & Associates

Kami Kreaps - Visit Palm Beach

Suzanne Neve - Florida Festivals & Events Association

Megan Yulee - Meeting Planner

Marianne Schmidhofer - What’s Your Purpose

Keith Smith – Unique Vacations, Inc.

William Tullmann – Unique Vacations, Inc.

Become part of the solution today

Meet Our SENFC Chief Membership Enthusiast – Lisa Pickersgill

Utilizing her experience and impressive career in hospitality sales and marketing leadership Lisa has recently launched her own company with a trusted colleague.  Remote Hospitality Team, LLC offers their combined experience in hotel sales and operations, meeting planning, food & beverage and tourism to remotely create distinctive travel experiences that demand repeat business and higher rates. They can also staff a venue with trained Task Force managers or recruit to fill roles permanently.   Best wishes to Lisa in her new company as she continues to support and promote sustainability in the hospitality industry.

SENFC Presents 2 More Virtual Workshops

Recycling  & the 4 Other Rs

November 18, 2020 - 4pm


Sue Flak, SENFC Board Member and Indian River County Recycling Education and Marketing Coordinator


Kendra Cope - Founding Director, Coastal Connections Inc.

Tom Molenda - Director of Hotel Operations, Ellicott Hotels

Chris Perry - Planner, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Sustainability at Trade Shows

January 21, 2021 - 4pm


Steven Pollock, CMP, Founding Past President of SENFC and Manager, Global Accounts at HelmsBriscoe


Dr. Dan Cormany, Assistant Professor, FIU, Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Bryan Lazzaro, Sustainability Manager - Americas, Informa

Al Mercuro  - Senior Account Director, Genesis Exhibits

Bucuti & Tara the First Hotel in World to Win Global United Nations 2020 Climate Neutral Now Award

UN signals world hospitality plays significant role in combatting climate

The Caribbean’s most eco-certified hotel is now setting the world standard as Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba is the first-ever hotel in the world to win the prestigious Global United Nations 2020 Climate Action Award for Climate Neutral Now.

For the first time in the award’s history, a hotel is a winner. Past recipients include global giants and household names such as Apple and Infosys and projects backed by major banks. With Bucuti & Tara as the first hotel, the UN is signaling to the world the significantly positive affect every member of the hospitality sector – more than 10% of the world’s GDP – can and must have to combat climate change.  More

A Sustainability Marketplace

Shop Eco-Eclectic online at for eco-friendly products such as bamboo toothbrushes, toothpaste tablets, reusable q-tips, and safety razors. In addition, Eco- Eclectic is bringing zero-waste shopping to Jacksonville! We are a small local business offering sustainable products, plastic-free alternatives, and bulk refills! Our bottle swap program allows you to exchange your used glass container, which is then sanitized and reused, for a new one. Start reducing your household waste today, one refill at a time (Jacksonville residents only).  For SENFC members only, use code "TAKE10" for 10% off of your first purchase, which applies to all products and refills!  

About Our Partner - Coastal Connections

Coastal Connection’s beach basket program was successfully piloted on Indian River County public beaches. CCinc's role is to involve community volunteers/groups to monitor these baskets, clean the baskets, and prepare regular reports to the County about the successes of having this free resource at public beaches. Currently, CCinc does not have the resources to expand this to other counties or cities, but welcomes the opportunity to work with SENFC members to create a Champion Expansion Plan to broaden our reach by adding this resource to other beaches in Florida and the Caribbean.  Learn more about Coastal Connections’ Beach Basket program, Sea Turtle Friendly Certifications, WRAP Recycling management and support a driven, motivated and passionate organization that is working diligently to protect our coastal habitats.  Visit and contact us to get involved.

December 1 is Giving Tuesday

Be Generous!

GivingTuesday was created as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

You can donate to SENFC’s Partners –

United Against Poverty and Coastal Connections

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