RACV’s Noosa Resort gets environmental stamp of approval

RACV’s Noosa Resort has been recognised as a leader in sustainable and responsible tourism. The resort joins a small group of operators worldwide recognised by EarthCheck, one of the most well regarded international environment and sustainable certification groups in the world for travel and tourism.

RACV’s Noosa Resort has achieved Silver Certification under the EarthCheck program. Silver Certification recognises the commitment of the resort to take meaningful steps towards environmental and social responsibility.

Stewart Moore, the CEO and founder of EarthCheck, said that RACV’s Noosa Resort has taken a significant leadership position in sustainability. “I would like to congratulate the whole team at RACV’s Noosa Resort on their achievement. RACV’s Noosa Resort is measuring its performance against industry best practice and is making positive changes to reduce its environmental footprint,” said Mr Moore.

Guests visiting RACV’s Noosa Resort can be assured they are visiting a clean, safe, and healthy destination. There are many ways Noosa Resort has undertaken steps to improve their environmental footprint. One of the most significant changes was the replacement of high energy consumption Fluro lights to LED (energy efficient) lights. This was a massive undertaking as Noosa Resort has more than 5,500 individual lights across their 168
apartments and 340 bedrooms.

“We know that what is good for the planet is also good for business,” said Darren McClenaghan, RACV Noosa Resort Manager. “Anything we could measure, we improved. From our energy usage, water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, waste sent to landfill, recycling and paper product use, we have made improvements at every opportunity.

“Today, we celebrate our Silver Certification but tomorrow we begin the work towards achieving Gold EarthCheck Accreditation. Being environmentally sustainable matters to us because we know it matters to our members and guests.”

Noosa Resort is the second RACV resort to receive this prestigious accreditation. In addition to Royal Pines Resort, Noosa Resort is one of only nine vacation and business hotels and resorts across Australia and one of 15 across the entire Pacific region to have received this status. The certification process is rigorous and required a significant effort and commitment from employees.

For more information, contact:

EarthCheck
P: 07 3238 1900

RACV Media Team
P: 03 9790 2572

Written by RACV - Media Relations (03) 9790 2572
April 10, 2017