Todd’s Most Popular Speaking Topics Include:
— How Tourism Can Be a Force for Good in Your Community.
— Be Resilient Now: Eight things Resorts and Communities Must Do to Thrive for Generations.
— Before You Buy: 5 Facts of Life to Know Before Acquiring Property: Safety Tips for Developers.
— How to Increase Your Resort’s Market Share … Naturally.
— For Resorts and Communities: The Coming Challenges … and the Good News.
“On behalf of the University of South Carolina Center for Event Management and Hospitality Training, I would like to thank you for presenting “The Tree Of Hospitality — Growing a More Vibrant Hospitality Experience in the Low Country.”Having an industry expert, such as Todd, discuss the importance of tourism was an important forum to educate our local population.”
— Marian Kramer, CMPTraining Director, University of Carolina at Beaufort Center for Event Management and Hospitality Training.
“My students referred back to your presentation for the rest of the semester. It energized them, and helped them to believe that they really could make a difference in the world! Your successes really helped them to believe that change is possible.”
–Jenna Hanchey, C.A.S.E. for Sustainability, Assistant Director, Department of Communication, University of Colorado at Boulder
“The Hilton Head Island Institute was fortunate to have Todd Ballantine lead a symposium for a sold out audience in October, 2013. The day’s focus was on the unique nature of Hilton Head Island, meaning both the nature of our environment and the nature of the community that has evolved here. No one is more capable of addressing both facets of that subject than Todd – his presentation style is very engaging, and his knowledge of the subject is compelling. Perhaps the most impactful aspect of the day was his insight into the future challenges that this barrier island will face, and the community study and leadership that will be required to prosper amidst the challenges.”
— Jack Alderman, Executive Director Hilton Head Island Institute
Todd Ballantine — Ballantine Environmental
4711 Ipswich Street
Boulder, CO 80301
TODD BALLANTINE is an award-winning environmental expert, top-selling author, journalist, artist and speaker. For three decades his company, Ballantine Environmental Resources has helped individual property owners, communities, and clients such as Marriott Vacation Club resorts, Westin Hotels and Resorts, and The Sea Pines Resort achieve higher success through innovative environmental solutions.
Todd is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and author of Tideland Treasure, a 30-year, top-selling illustrated guide to the U.S. Southeast Coast (University of South Carolina Press).
Ballantine says; “Resort tourism, and communities are an economic success story worldwide. My vision for the future is that these human endeavors will thrive, and be a major force for environmental conservation and economic growth—the ultimate win-win.”
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A sampling of audiences that have benefited from Todd’s speeches:
Keynote: Hilton Head Island Institute: “The Brave Future”
Keynote: Daufuskie Island Conservancy: “Building A Better Island Community”
Multimedia Presentations: Del Webb’s Sun City Hilton Head: Nature, Culture, History Presentations:
Keynote: Moss Creek Owner’s Association: “What Makes Moss Creek Plantation Great?”
Keynote: Coastal Discovery Museum funders: “Revering the Past, Teaching in the Present, and Building in the Future.”
Environmental Expert Presentation: The Town of Hilton Head Island Planning Commission: “Why Wetland Buffers are Critical and How to Protect Them.”
Plenary Speaker and Moderator: The International Ecotourism Conference: “Hilton Head Island’s Sustainability Journey.”
Lifelong Learning Course: Hilton Head Public Service District: “Nature’s Best Kept Secret; How Reclaimed Water Saves the Great Natural Places in this Renowned Resort Community.”
Keynote: National Audubon Society 50th Anniversary: “Heros, Places Saved and Work Yet to Do.”
Keynote: National Park Week: “How the National Park System Benefits Americans and Global Visitors.”
“Nature and Environment Series” presentations for communities and resorts since 1975.
- How will climate change affect resorts and their communities?
- What do resorts have to get better at in today’s world?
- Why do some developments grow and flourish, but others fail?
- What is the Number One mistake a community or resort can make?
- Communities or resorts: When is old too old?
- What will resorts look like 10, 25, 50 years from now?
- How can a 5-Star resort improve?
- How can resorts become a force for good in their communities?
- How can communities and their resorts forging a more beneficial relationship?