Tourism and Hospitality

Peter Cooke

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Academic Degrees

  • BA in Communication, University of Arizona
  • MS in Resource Management, Antioch University

Profile

At Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection Peter developed sustainability programs for dozens of business sectors including starting one of the nation’s first green hotel programs (over 200 businesses in Maine participating). The success of the model used for Maine’s hotels prompted the Sustainability Manager from Hannaford, New England’s largest grocery chain to inquire if the methodology could work for Hannaford grocery stores. After a successful implementation for Hannaford, Peter joined Manomet, a sustainability non-profit to launch the Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) Program with more than 1,000 grocery stores from 15 chains participating across the country. Peter has facilitated the process of establishing sustainability strategies for companies such as L.L. Bean, Bowdoin College, Sunday River, and Easter Funding. Peter is ISO 14001 Lead Auditor certified, Commercial Energy Auditor trained, Building Operator Certified, and Hazardous Waste Operations certified.