HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY
The Conference seeks to be 'people centred
- planet conscious'.
This is in line with contemporary practice
for responsible travel, seeking a more authentic, challenging and inspiring
experience which does not 'cost the earth' and does not adversely affect local
Code Green published by Lonely Planet puts it this way:
about a connection. The connection you make with places of beauty.
The connection you make with people who lead very different lives to
you. And it's about making connections in a sustainable way, so that
the same opportunities will be there for the future.
This is based
on three defining principles:
are working in collaboration with Charles Sturt University, to employ
a range of strategies.
- tread lightly
on the environment
yourself in the culture; and
- have a
positive economic benefit for the local community.
The Sustainability Policy (‘Lighten the Load’) focuses
on the environmental footprint of the event by:
impact of the event, with attention to:
waste through the 4R’s (refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle)
impacts which cannot be avoided, choosing options to maximise environmental
about, in, and for, the environment and heritage during the event
beneficial impact beyond the event with a legacy of environmental improvement
Community Policy focuses on the health & wellbeing of participants
by working for a health promoting event, which:
- is an
inclusive event that encourages and supports diverse community participation
and models healthy behaviours and presents healthy choices as easy choices