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Conference Environmental Initiative Programs and Tours

Conference Environmental Initiative Programs and Tours


Event summary:  Take an opportunity to hear talks on sustainable programs as well as attend an environmental tour from where you play to where you stay.  You must be a conference attendee or guest of a registered attendee to participate.  *Pre-Registration required. Click here to register.


Tour Options:

  1. MW Horticulture Facilities Tour: Get your boots on for a on the ground experience where you will tour a true organic compost manufacturing facility.   Denise & Mark took over a defunct mulch yard 5 years ago and have transformed it into a successful horticulture recycling operation.  You will learn about how they started with one location and now have 2-yard waste facilities, a landscape & garden depot and are getting ready to open their 3rd yard. Contact RFT if you will require ADA assistance.  – * 
  2. Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa Green Tour: Join a Team Member from the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa to tour the Resort and explore the deep commitment to Earth-friendly policies and practices at Hyatt.  They will answer questions and detail specific green features at the Resort including one of the latest enhancements The ORCA, a machine that “digests” up to 2,400 pounds (over 1 ton) of food waste per day.  – * Free
  3. Everglades Wonder Gardens: Discover a 3 ½-acre botanical jungle filled with native trees and plants as well as species from all around the world. Visit with our rescued birds and reptiles that have found their forever home with us, each having a unique, personal story. Come and Experience the Wonder!  – *$10.00 per person.
  4. Lee County Facilities Tour: Tour Lee County’s award-winning Resource Recovery Facility campus – an integrated waste management site that includes a single-stream recycling MRF, a Waste to Energy facility, a Construction & Demolition debris recycling facility and a yard waste processing facility along with other support functions – * Free


*Transportation to all off site tours are on your own or via attendee carpool, unless noted otherwise.  Directions and additional information will be provided prior to the event and at the conference for those participating.