Green news 4 December 2019

Solar for strata - start saving money! Masterclass 18 February

Find out how you can start saving money from installing solar at our Solar for Strata Noosa masterclass, in conjunction with Zero Emissions Noosa, Noosa Council and industry experts.

The masterclass will be held on 18 February 2020 - save the date now.

In this masterclass, we will equip you with the knowledge to solve problems you may have encountered around solar installation, help you manage your stakeholders and support you through the process so you can start saving money from solar installation straight away.

More details about the masterclass to come. Find out more about solar for business at

Noosa takes sustainability to Tasmania

Tourism Noosa’s Head of Environment and Sustainability, Juanita Terry-Bloomfield has been talking all things green from one end of Australia to the other! Juanita recently presented to Destination Southern Tasmania and other organisations about Noosa’s journey towards a sustainable tourism industry and how tourism organisations can successfully work with councils, members and other stakeholders on achieving sustainability in the industry.

Juanita is also attending the Global Eco Tourism Conference in Cairns this week.

RACV’s Green Team gets results

14 staff members of RACV Noosa Resort recently completed Tourism Noosa's online training program, Noosa Eco Check 2.0, with flying colours.

RACV Noosa Resort introduced a Green Team with staff members from various departments to implement environmentally friendly initiatives at the resort across Front Office, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Kitchen, Food and Beverage, Day Spa and Administration.

The resort has achieved great results from small initiatives such as removing single-use packaging to larger ideas such as replacing 5000 lights with LEDs and installing web-enabled airconditioning thermostats in apartments to reduce energy use.

Resort manager Darren McClenaghan said: "There are many people and businesses that want to behave more sustainably but just don’t know where to start. Noosa Eco Check is an awesome program to grow awareness and capability that enables us to grow our businesses in a sustainable way and save money at the same time."

Well done everyone at RACV Noosa Resort for your amazing efforts to protect and preserve our pristine Noosa Biosphere!

If you would like to book a private Noosa Eco Check training session for you and your staff, please contact Tourism Noosa’s Industry Development and Sustainability Executive Isa Grube at [email protected] or 07 5430 5009.

EarthTech Challenge Registrations Open - make an impact

EarthTech, based at the Peregian Digital Hub, are looking for teams of young people with ideas that make impact, addressing social and environmental challenges.

Turn your ideas into real impact to solve humanity’s greatest challenges! Registrations for the EarthTech Challenge are open to all 13-29 year olds now. Join the EarthTech Challenge at

The winners of each category receive an all expenses paid trip to the EarthTech Summit at Makepeace Island (pictured), and other cash and product prizes. While on the island, the winning teams will work with experts and investors to take their solution to the world.