Tourism Noosa launches 50 Shades of Green event planner


Tourism Noosa has launched its new 50 Shades of Green guide designed to help event organisers achieve their sustainability objectives while hosting events in Noosa.

The 50 Shades of Green guide includes pre-event, during-event, and post-event options with organisers able navigate through the guide sequentially from Shade 1 to Shade 50 to match their event’s sustainability needs. Each shade provides an introduction to the topic, actionable steps, and a wealth of useful tips and resources.

“With the launch of 50 Shades of Green, Tourism Noosa reaffirms its commitment to fostering sustainable practices within our local event industry,” said Sharon Raguse, CEO of Tourism Noosa.

“This guide serves as a roadmap for all event organisers, offering practical strategies to minimise environmental impacts while maximising the positive contributions of their events to the community.”

The online platform will regularly update links, tools, and supplementary information to ensure event organisers have access to the latest, most relevant resources tailored to the Noosa region.

“We recognise that sustainability is an evolving journey, and our aim is to provide local event organisers with the best, tailored resources at their fingertips,” said Juanita Terry-Bloomfield, Tourism Noosa’s tourism sustainability manager.

“By continually updating the guide, we empower organisers to stay ahead of the curve and implement cutting-edge sustainable practices in their events, with the end goal to become zero emissions, zero waste and minimal community impact.”

Lee Huber, events manager for Tourism Noosa, said events sponsored by Tourism Noosa must demonstrate progress and commitment to being environmentally sustainable.

“Utilising our Sustainable Events Criteria auditing tool and checklist for benchmarking each year, 50 Shades will event organisers additional support to navigate this challenge with greater confidence,” said Huber.