Living SustainablyIssue 5 - Aug 2007
Sustainable Places is a new program funded by the NSW Environmental Trust to assist local government to work with local tourism businesses so that these businesses can better manage their impacts on the environment.
Council staff will gain skills and tools necessary to help tourism businesses gain awareness of their environmental and social responsibilities, measure their impact on the environment and operate in a more sustainable way - both environmentally and economically.
Sustainable Places is an outcome of two projects:
- 'Sea Change for Sustainable Tourism' , a highly successful environmental management training project funded by the NSW Environmental Trust in 2004 and rolled out and developed by Manly Council and the University of Western Sydney; and the,
- 'Gumnuts' project that was conducted by the Caravan and Camping Industry Association.
Sustainable Tourism Kit
The NSW Environmental Trust will produce a Sustainable Tourism Kit in partnership with Manly Council, the Caravan and Camping Industry Association and the University of Western Sydney. The kit will be delivered to local councils across New South Wales in 2008.
Broken Hill City Council and Clarence Valley Council will trial the Sustainable Tourism Kit in late 2007 to assist design of the statewide Sustainable Tourism program. The two councils will trial selected aspects of the 'Sea Change' and 'Gumnuts' models to help develop the new Kit.
For more information about Sustainable Tourism contact Leah Andrews on 02 8837 6081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Leah Andrews (02) 8837 6081