It's GOLD for Tangalooma!

Fri, 25 Nov 2022

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Tangalooma achieves internationally recognised Gold EarthCheck Accreditation

Tangalooma Island Resort has successfully achieved EarthCheck's Gold Certification status for the first time, marking an important milestone in the resort's sustainable development.

Gold Certification with EarthCheck recognises five years of independent certification to the world's leading scientific benchmarking and certification program for sustainable tourism. 

To achieve Gold Certification, Tangalooma has had to meet EarthCheck's rigorous environmental standards across ten key performance areas spanning greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, conservation and management, land use planning and management, and waste management.

Tangalooma Island Resort Director, Jeff Osborne, emphasised the Resort's strong focus on sustainability & continuous improvement towards reaching eco-tourism goals. 

"Our situation amongst Moreton Island's National & Marine Parks means we have a responsibility to preserve and protect our unique environment, so we can continue to offer the amazing tours, activities & experiences we have here at Tangalooma for future generations.

"We are thrilled to receive Gold recognition by EarthCheck as an acknowledgement of our efforts so far", he said.

Key environmental initiatives achieved by Tangalooma Island Resort in 2021/22 include:

  • Working closely with National Parks, Marine Parks, SeaWorld, Alf Bowden Bird Rescue, and Twinnies Bird Rescue centre to assist in rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing injured or sick animals back into the environment, including providing evacuation from Moreton Island for veterinary care where needed

  • Implementation of an on-site worm farm to process kitchen waste & development of veggie gardens to supply the resort's commercial kitchen with basic needs

  • Planting of over 1500 pioneer dune species as part of sand dune regeneration & erosion prevention

  • Storm water redirection into soakage bunds to maximise recovery of the water table to be reused in irrigation

EarthCheck CEO and Founder, Mr Stewart Moore, congratulated the Tangalooma Island Resort team on their long-term sustainability commitment.

"This achievement recognises the ongoing commitment from the resort to environmental stewardship and taking meaningful steps to measure, monitor and minimise waste, energy and water consumption on the island.

"This is the type of leadership that South-East Queensland needs as we move towards hosting a carbon-positive Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032", Mr Moore said.

By continuing to work with EarthCheck, Tangalooma joins other industry leaders that are taking meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real climate change issues that face the planet. 

For more information on Tangalooma's commitment to EarthCheck, visit here.

About EarthCheck

EarthCheck is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Since 1987, EarthCheck has helped businesses, communities and governments to deliver clean, safe, prosperous and healthy destinations for travellers to visit, live, work and play.

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