11 Nov '11, 3pm

Meet Stanley Selengut, the Father of Sustainable Resort Development

Meet Stanley Selengut, the Father of Sustainable Resort Development

Sustainable resort development doesn't have to be an oxymoron. Meet Stanley Selengut , who created Maho Bay Camps, a 114-unit campground on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, in 1976. It was built to be an economically viable and environmentally friendly camp, compatible with National Park mandates. It's now one of the most profitable businesses on the island. And as with any good story, there's more. Maho Bay was built by locals on hand-dug footings to minimize impacts to the land. How refreshing, and quieter than heavy machinery. Beep beep beep. Maho Bay is considered a pioneering development by leaders in the ecotourism field. To go along with the resort, there's a "Trash to Treasures Art Center ," which focuses on the re-manufacture of waste from the resort into saleable craft items and fine art. This is all according to the International Ecotourism Society , and ano...

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