Take 3 for the Sea – “Over 35 million tonnes of solid waste are generated each year by visitors globally, largely in sensitive areas such as parks, waterways and beaches. This has the potential to damage high value natural resources, impact the regional economy and put pressure on waste management facilities during peak times. In 2021, Take 3 for the Sea started the conversation on this issue with NSW Visitor Economy Industry (VEI) businesses/stakeholders, researching, consulting, and workshopping the problem of visitor litter. This paved the way for Ground Swell, a coordinated, whole-of-industry approach to rolling out litter prevention strategies. Ground Swell informs and enables the VEI to take shared responsibility for visitor litter. By raising awareness, forging partnerships and mentoring participants as they develop Action Plans that reduce visitor litter in their areas of operation. Ground Swell aims to educate and empower VEI businesses/stakeholders and in turn, they inspire their visitors to also prevent litter.”
Kestrel Nest EcoHut / Highfield Farm & Woodland – Offering a compelling vision and model for how eco-tourism, farming for biodiversity, reconciliation and habitat conservation can work together for mutual benefit.
Thredbo Resort – Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Ltd operates Thredbo Alpine Resort within Kosciuszko National Park, one of Australia’s most beautiful and sensitive natural settings. Their innovative environmental initiatives cover all aspects of resort operations in order to preserve the unique alpine backyard for future generations.
Taronga Conservation Society Australia – Securing a shared future for wildlife and people.