The New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau and its industry partners have emerged as leaders in sustainability efforts and responsible tourism after implementing a variety of eco-friendly measures and through partnerships with globally recognized programs. Local hoteliers, restaurants, attractions, and community groups are making big waves in sustainable tourism in the hopes of protecting the area’s treasures, like the Indian River Lagoon—the most biologically diverse estuary in North America, and coastal wildlife and habitats.
WE ARE MAKING WAVES WITH SUSTAINABILITY!
Sustainability took center stage in October 2019 with SpringHill Suites, Third Wave Cafe and the Marine Discovery Center receiving their certifications for participation in the Blue Community Consortium on October 2 at the Brannon Center. Volusia County Councilwoman Deb Denys was honored for her continued eco-friendly efforts at the event.
The City of New Smyrna Beach is designated as a Monarch City, thanks to its efforts to directly help the monarch butterfly population by planting and distributing milkweed and nectar plants to local citizens. The designation is given by the non-profit, Monarch City USA, and New Smyrna Beach is just the second city in Florida to receive the title.