Noosa’s tree planting program going strong

Since partnering with event organisers, Tourism Noosa’s eco initiative, Trees for Tourism has delivered positive results for the region.

Tourism Noosa’s eco initiative, Trees for Tourism has delivered positive results for the region since partnering with event organisers.

Since the environmental sustainability program’s inception in 2019, 3,930 trees have been planted, which will remove 487 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

The program also supports Noosa & District Landcare’s rehabilitation projects, in particular on the Noosa Trail Network, revegetating several areas of the trail to provide shade trees, assist with erosion and improve the habitat for local wildlife.

Tourism Noosa’s head of tourism sustainability, Juanita Terry-Bloomfield said Noosa’s sponsored events donate a portion of ticket sales to Trees for Tourism.

“The program was developed recognising the economic and social importance that events provide to the local community and our desire to find a positive way for events to give back environmentally,” Terry-Bloomfield said.

“We have found many of our event organisers have embraced the program, sharing it with their event participants, whilst others have used the tree planting as a team building day.”

Event organisers of the Noosa Classic have been participating in the program since their event commenced, which and event director Angela McGlinchey said was a great way to give back to the community.

“We love being involved in Trees for Tourism. It’s a great way for our event participants and us as an event organiser to give back to the community and we look forward to strengthening and continuing our support in 2022,” McGlinchy said.

Some of the events that have supported the Trees for Tourism program so far include Great Noosa Country Trail Walk, Noosa Classic, Noosa Eat & Drink Festival, and Noosa Festival of Surfing, to name just a few.

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