Cairns & Great Barrier Reef launches new carbon offset program


A carbon offset program for business events has been launched by Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef following a new partnership with Reforest.

Event planners can now calculate their event’s high-level carbon footprint and offset it through a localised tree planting and revegetation program in endangered Mabi rainforest on the Atherton Tablelands.

“Events can fully offset their carbon footprint through the Reforest program or make a partial contribution and offer delegates the opportunity to contribute to the program throughout the event,” said Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef general manager Rosie Douglas.

“The partnership is an easy option for events looking to enter into an offsetting carbon program of any capacity, making it accessible to all business events.”

The new carbon offset program follows the recent launch of the Sustainable Travel Hub on the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef destination website to help visitors and events travel with a greater purpose.

“Showcasing interactive conservation projects, immersive cultural experiences and eco-certified operators such as the Quicksilver Group and the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, the hub will help event planners and delegates to understand the value our region places on the environment and our community,” said Douglas.

“The Sustainable Travel Hub comes after the launch late last year of an Accessibility Hub on the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef destination website to assist people of all abilities to identify accommodation, tours and activities suitable to their needs.”