GALVESTON

Galveston’s tourism sector recently has seen a surge in eco-friendly efforts, a trend that industry experts say benefits business.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; keri.heath@galvnews.com or on Twitter @HeathKeri.

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Wayne Holt

Consideration of the environmental impact of fireworks on the air, water and soil also played an important role in the recent Park Board decision to lessen the number of fireworks displays in the summer Sunday series; the total number went from 15 (including July 4th) to three.

The Park Board is to be commended for its thoughtful consideration of this issue and I believe it provided an opportunity to open up the conversation about environmental impact of events in ways that may not have happened before.

Galveston has a unique position in its proximity to one of the largest cities in the country while being home to beautiful beaches, outdoor recreational opportunities and the potential to be a premier eco-tourism destination. The recent trend in green initiatives we are beginning to see are sensible alternatives to some of our habits of the past that may no longer serve us well. I'm optimistic Galvestonians will take to them with enthusiasm.

George Croix

[smile]

Jarvis Buckley

Want to make a impact have the landowner clean off the plastic bags on the barbed wire fences heading out towards WestEnd . Or hire it done. & send the landowner the bill.

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