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Lady Elliot Island resort wins Green Hotel of the Year

Green Hotel of the Year
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort has recently been named as Green Hotel of the Year for their continued sustainability practices that help to protect the environment. Photo: Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort has recently been named Green Hotel of the Year for its continued sustainability practices that help to protect the environment and planet for future generations.

The Finder Green Awards is focused on initiatives to reduce emissions, provide sustainable finance options and move towards zero waste, which are all key focuses for Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort according to sales executive Stacey Cain.

“We were honoured to win another sustainability award this year after also winning gold for Sustainable Tourism at the Banksia Sustainability Awards in March 2022,” Stacey said.

“We wish to congratulate the other finalists in this category, Holiday Inn Express – Newcastle and Swell Lodge – Christmas Island, who along with Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort are doing their part to protect our planet and ensure future generations can enjoy exploring our beautiful destinations.”

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is a world-leading, award-winning ecologically sustainable tourism operator dedicated to protecting and enhancing Lady Elliot Island, the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding environment.

Stacey said, over time, the resort had achieved Advanced Ecotourism Certification, Climate Action Leader Certification and Green Travel Leader status from Ecotourism Australia in recognition of their sustainability programs and low impact resort operations.

“Our sustainability actions focus on reducing carbon emissions, reducing water consumption and waste management,” Stacey said.

“The resort is committed to improving the island's biodiversity and inspiring guests and surrounding community to become eco warriors and join us in our mission to protect the Great Barrier Reef for future generations.”

Green Hotel of the Year award highlights focus of environment at Lady Elliot Island

Green Hotel of the Year
It's manta ray season at Lady Elliot Island. Photo: Tracy Olive

Lady Elliot Island is a nature lover's haven and offers so much to see regardless of the time of the year.

Currently the island is experiencing peak manta ray and migrating humpback whale season.

Managing director of Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort Peter Gash said it was the abundance of flora, fauna and ocean life that made protecting the island so important.

“All the team at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort are truly honoured to be named the Green Hotel of the Year for this year’s Green Finder Awards,” he said.

“Our mission is to leave Lady Elliot Island, The Great Barrier Reef, and the planet better than we found it for future generations to enjoy and protect, as we have done our best to do.”

Bundaberg Regional Council is seeking Eco Destination Certification, find out how to take part here.

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