We're Keener Than Ever to Help You Get Greener!

And we're not just talking about the rainforest or the cool waters of Lake Wabby - one of the island's most visited barrage lakes. The following programs and tips can help you deliver cleaner and greener events with us on Fraser Island.

Kingfisher Bay Resort – incorporating the Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort Hotel – has recently implemented the acclaimed Mercure Meetings Carbon Neutral Conference program and joined a community of like-minded businesses to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse emissions.

In addition:

  • Think about preparing environmental guidelines for your meetings and share with everyone involved in the conference.
  • Look at your energy use and find ways to cut or offset it. If you're travelling, choose companies with green policies and lead by example.
  • Make sure the venue is a right fit in terms of your delegate numbers, duration, size of venue and the number of rooms required.
  • Don't just print collateral - ask delegates to be green and read information on their computer screens. Also avoid unnecessary packaging and plastic - chose natural materials if you have gift bags.
  • Give preference to venues who have adopted environmental best practice - those that incorporate natural lighting and ventilation and commitment to waste reduction.
  • Ask your venue for recycling bins for delegates and work with them to turn off lights and air-conditioning and a/v equipment when not needed.  Ask yourself do you need air-con on during set up and pack down?
  • Pick a venue within walking distance to your meeting/conference or event.
  • Use water jugs rather than disposable water bottles and think about recycling or reusing name badges.
  • Educate your delegates about the environment with interesting speakers! Ask us about arranging some Fraser Island experts!
  • Use recycled paper - or at least use both sides of the paper - then dispose of thoughtfully. Better yet, ask for a special recycling bin in your meeting room.
  • Choose activities that minimise environmental impact.
  • Suggest a communal activity that does something good for the environment or one that helps you learn more about it.
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The GSTC are an independent body that establishes and manages global standards for sustainability in travel and tourism with the aim of increasing sustainable tourism knowledge and practices. The GSTC Approved tick logo means that our ECO certified products, certified under Ecotourism Australia’s ECO certification, are using a Global Sustainable Tourism Council -recognised standard, are following processes and procedures that have been reviewed and approved by the GSTC, and that the certification procedures largely meet international standards for transparency, impartiality, and competence.

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Kingfisher Bay Resort
Level 4, 410 Queen St

Phone: 07 3032 2813 / +61 7 3032 2813