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Fact Sheets

Fact sheets and guides

We have developed or identified fact sheets to provide you with information and tools that will help you improve your business operations and sustainability.

Accessibility | This fact sheet will provide you with tools to help you meet the new accessibility criteria of the ECO Certification program and help you build upon your current accessibility plan. 

Food waste | This fact sheet will provide you with the information and tools you need to tackle food waste in your business.  

How to start composting for your business | This fact sheet will provide you with the information and tools you need to start composting in your business. Composting may look complex, but the many different methods can be pretty simple once you've found the one that works for your business.

Alternatives to plastic for food service businesses | This fact sheet will provide you with the tools you need to reduce the plastic use in your business, save you money and increase customer satisfaction. 

Waste | Tourism Australia's waste fact sheet provides tips for reducing your waste.

Climate Change Guide | Reading this guide from the Australian Government "is your first step to becoming more aware of what part you can play in reducing your carbon footprint and understanding how climate change is likely to affect your tourism business in Australia."

Energy | Tourism Australia's Energy fact sheet provides tips for reducing your energy consumption and improving energy efficiency.

The Better Business Guide, Tips for a Sustainable Tourism Business | Tourism Queensland created this guide with practical tips and tools to cover some of the most frequently asked questions by
tourism businesses seeking help to change and grow their business.

Definite guide to energy efficiency | published by CCIQ and ecoBiz Queensland

Tips to start implementing eco-driving techniques: for vehicles and for boats | These fact sheets include a series of tips, measures and habits to start implementing eco-driving techniques for your business and minimise your vehicle or vessel fuel use.

Best practice for printing brochures | This fact sheet will provide you with tips to cut back on printing materials and, if printing cannot be eliminated, the information and tools needed for your business to print marketing and interpretation materials more sustainably.

Office tips: printing best practice | This fact sheet will provide you with the information and tools needed for your business to minimise printing in the office to reduce print costs and your impact on the environment.

Tips to support local businesses in their sustainability journey | This fact sheet will provide you with ideas on how you can help and support local businesses in their sustainability journey as a means to make a positive contribution to emissions reductions.

Contributing to conservation | This fact sheet will provide you with the information and tools needed to understand conservation and your role in it.

How to minimise the introduction and spread of invasive species | This fact sheet provides strategies and habits to implement to prevent your tourism business from becoming a vector for invasive species and ideas on how to involve your guests in conservation education and programs about invasive species.

Wildlife interaction guidelines | These guidelines will provide you with the information and tools you need to understand safe and sustainable wildlife interaction experiences. You will then be able to implement the appropriate practices into your business to ensure wildlife interaction experiences offered promote and sustain wildlife conservation.

Ecotourism Australia's building guidelines | If you’re considering building a sustainable tourism business, upgrading existing facilities or renovating, this document is a guide to ensure your building and construction meet the ECO Certification standards. If you’re starting a new business, following these guidelines means you will be one step closer to ensuring your business can gain certification as soon as you open. With these guidelines, you can grow your new venture while contributing to the conservation and health of the environment.

Guest training materials
We have developed documents and looked for resources you can share with your guests (or use to make your own) to educate them.

Responsible travel tips

Calculate your footprint

How to be an ethical traveller in Aboriginal Australia (Lonely Planet)

Indigenous cultural learning (ANZ)

Online cultural competence courses (CCCA)

Minimal impact tips for walking/hiking

Minimal impact tips for snorkelling

Minimal impact tips for scuba diving

Minimal impact tips for fishing

Minimal impact tips for boating

Minimal impact tips for camping

Traveller's guide to pests

Ecotourism Australia’s resources are subject to copyright and cannot be distributed, reproduced, displayed or modified without Ecotourism Australia’s authorisation. Ecotourism Australia’s members are authorised to display Ecotourism Australia’s copyrighted fact sheets and guest training materials and modify Ecotourism Australia’s templates.

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