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The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with tax-deductible gift recipient status.
Our Mission is to broker and facilitate research and community engagement that supports conservation and management of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
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We acknowledge the Dharug, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, Wiradjuri, Darkinjung and Tharawal Nations as the traditional owners of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
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We are pleased to report that work is well underway with 13 Blue Mountains tourism businesses already partnering with us. The first batch of businesses includes players large and small in the Mountains tourism scene. Audits have been completed at a number of sites across the accommodation, food and beverage and attractions sectors and we have already helped a number of businesses pinpoint ways to improve their operations and save money. In return we ask participating businesses to sign onto the low carbon initiative and commit to working toward reducing their carbon impact. Through joining the initiative businesses will be positioning themselves to access the growing niche of clients looking for ethical, sustainable and low carbon tourism experiences.
We would like to encourage you to become part of this growing initiative. A Low Carbon Tourism Forum will be held from 5:00 – 6:30pm on Tuesday March 18th, 2014 at the Cultural Centre, Katoomba. Please get there at 4:45pm for a 5:00pm sharp start. This is your chance to learn more about the project and hear from businesses who are working at improving sustainability, reducing their carbon and cutting costs. Representatives of the Australian Low Carbon Living Cooperative Research Centre (www.lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au), BMCC, BMLOT and other experts will be in attendance. Following the Forum an inspection of the Carrington Hotel’s cogeneration plant and new microbrewery will take place with evening drinks complimentary of the Carrington. If you need accommodation the historic Carrington Hotel is offering a discounted rate of $185.00 for a Premier Spa Room including continental breakfast. Call the hotel on (02) 4782 1111.
So please do come along to learn more about this exciting initiative. Contact Peter Shadie, BMWHI Research Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or on mobile 0426 261 465 for more information, or contact Jacinta Green email@example.com to RSVP.