Sustainability is about you!  Better for Guests, Hotels, the Planet. Green Voice™ 2014 NEWH

The NEWH Sustainable Hospitality Committee brings back the popular Green Voice Conversations for a third year, to be held during the May 2014 HD Expo in Las Vegas, featuring a combination of panel discussions and 1-on-1 interviews.

Online PR News – 25-February-2014 – Shawano, WI – The NEWH Sustainable Hospitality Committee announces the return of the extremely popular Green Voice™ Conversations during the upcoming HD Expo in Las Vegas, May 14-15-16, 2014 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The live sessions will feature a combination of 1-on-1 interviews in The Social Hub booth #1955 during show hours open to all show attendees and a CEU-accredited panel discussion in the HD conference meeting rooms for paid conference pass holders.

Green Voice is now in it’s 3rd year, continuing to grow in scope and popularity each year. This year’s sessions headline 8 industry experts actively involved in sustainable practices across many facets of hospitality, lodging, dining, and business. Presenters, moderators, and speakers will lead the audience through 5 fascinating conversations covering sustainable principles and practices that impact the hospitality industry from a unique range of perspectives.

“The NEWH Sustainable Hospitality Committee has been addressing sustainability for a very long time and our Green Voice programs are one of the ways we get to share this with the expanded hospitality community,” states David Mahood of Olive Hospitality Consulting. Mr. Mahood – one of the early members of the NEWH Sustainable Hospitality committee - is an interviewer and will moderate the panel during Green Voice.

Wed, May 14, 2014 events:
11:30AM @ The Social Hub, booth #1955:  “The Far Ranging Impact of the Food We Serve in our Restaurants. What you Need to Know.”
Helen Reed of HL Reed Design & SEElogix interviewing Susan Wolfla Executive Chef of Mandalay Bay Resort

12 Noon@ The Social Hub, booth #1955: NEWH Sustainable Design Competition Student Scholarship Award Presentations

1:00PM@ The Social Hub, booth #1955:  “Large Companies don’t have to have Large Environmental Footprints: MGM Resorts’ Ongoing Commitment to Organic Design and Development.”
Glenn Hasek of Green Lodging News interviewing Todd Megrath Dir. Sustainability Strategies at MGM Resorts•

Thurs, May 15, 2014 events
11:00 AM @ The Social Hub, booth #1955: “The Vision of Fred Stitt: How the Award Winning Educator and Architect in the Field of Ecological Design Sees the World.”
David Mahood of Olive Hospitality interviewing Fred Stitt, Founder of San Francisco Institute of Architecture

1:30PM @ Conference Center Meeting Rooms: “Rendering Nature: How Organic Design impacts the Hospitality Industry from Soil, Food, and Waste to Architecture and Development.”
David Mahood of Olive Hospitality Consulting moderating a roundtable panel discussion with Tom Herlihy of Worm Power, Fred A. Stitt of San Francisco Institute of Architecture, Todd Megrath of MGM Resorts, and Susan Wolfla of Mandalay Bay Resort (qualifies for .1 CEU or 1.0 LU and requires a paid conference pass for entry)

3:30PM @ The Social Hub, booth #1955:  “A Million Worms, Organic Waste, Perfect Soil. The Incredible Story of Worm Power.”
Dina Belon-Sayre of Mindclick Global interviewing Tom Herlihy, CEO, Worm Power

All live interviews will be at The Social Hub booth #1955 during show hours and are open to all registered attendees and exhibitors to join in the audience at no extra charge. The roundtable panel discussion is part of the conference seminar pass and will be held in the conference breakout rooms and qualifies for .1 CEU or 1.0 LU. To register for the conference and show go to, for more info on NEWH Green Voice™ presentations go to or on facebook at

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NEWH-The Hospitality Industry Network, founded in 1985, is an international non-profit organization with 18 chapters and 5 regional groups of volunteer industry professionals who raise funds and grant scholarships to college students studying design, architecture, purchasing, and management focused on the lodging and restaurant markets. NEWH is the premiere industry networking organization whose volunteers have granted more than $3 million in scholarships over 25 years by networking at local, regional, and international architecture, design, and hospitality events.


For more information contact:

Adrienne Pumphrey
NEWH Director of Sustainable Hospitality, 303.522.7004

Dina Belon
NEWH VP of Sustainable Hospitality, 407.345.4438

Andy Schaidler
NEWH Sustainable Committee - Public Relations, 414.431.3687