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Creating sustainable events to help Noosa’s environment

Tourism Noosa has developed new Sustainable Events Criteria to help organisers deliver events that minimise their impact on the environment.

Tourism Noosa Events Sustainability Officer Amanda Pummer will work with organisers to help their events become as eco-friendly as possible, making a huge difference in the impact events have on our community.

Wild Women – no waste!!

Last weekend’s Wild Women Adventure Race which Tourism Noosa sponsors, is Noosa’s first zero waste event – that’s right … no waste!

Thanks to the organisers, entrants and Plastic Free Noosa, there was zero waste to landfill. Of the bags of ‘waste’ pictured below, one is 100% compostable food scraps in a compostable bag while the other contains soft plastics that will be sent to REDCycle for recycling.

Everything else was diverted to compost and recycling. An amazing result for the organisers and for Noosa’s events.

Trees for Tourism seeds the Noosa Tri forest

The Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival now has its very own forest as part of Tourism Noosa’s Trees for Tourism project with Noosa & District Landcare.

15 members of the Noosa Triathlon/Ironman team planted 150 trees at Black Pinch Lookout, near Pomona, for the first part of their contribution for this year’s event.

$1 from each participant in next weekend’s Noosa Triathlon is being donated to the Trees for Tourism planting initiative which funds trees on the Noosa Trail Network, assists with erosion control and improves wildlife habitat.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT TREES FOR TOURISM HERE.

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