A passion for the Fraser Coast and confidence in its future are common themes in this showcase of some of the region's local business success stories.
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Eco Queenslander is a 4 star, multi-award winning and sustainable holiday home and B&B that opened in April 2009 in Maryborough. Eco Queenslander became carbon neutral in energy use in May 2010 and has maintained carbon neutrality since then.
Eco Queenslander is proof that old homes can be retrofitted to enhance their sustainability and provides a platform, to both home owners and businesses, that demonstrates that we can be gentler on our environment every day without compromising our comfort; and saving some money at the same time. For a comprehensive list of Eco Queenslander’s green features, please visit the Sustainable Tourism page of our website: www.ecoqueenslander.com/environment.html
Eco Queenslander became an ecoBiz Partner with the Queensland Government in October 2011 after completing Step 6 of the EcoBiz program. The EcoBiz program offers great tools to businesses for assessing and monitoring their carbon footprint which Cécile Espigolé, owner of Eco Queenslander, highly recommends to all businesses wanting to become eco-efficient. For more information, visit the ecoBiz website: www.derm.qld.gov.au/ecobiz/
Eco Queenslander was selected by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation to represent best practices for ecotourism in the Asia Pacific region. It has also won several awards:
Cécile Espigolé, Owner of Eco Queenslander organises an open day every year in September for Sustainable House Day (SHD) to increase awareness about climate change in the community.
Profiled June 2012