BLOG

SYDNEY SHINES: Collaborating for sustainability

11 April 2018

gdsi_images_sydney@2x

The City of Sydney and Business Events Sydney collaborate to reinforce the sustainability performance of the City and tourism sector

 

How can Sydney’s accommodation and entertainment venues boost visitor numbers and local employment, open new markets and save up to $32 million by 2030?

 

By making environmental sustainability a priority.

 

More than 10 million people visit Sydney each year, which makes it Australia’s largest accommodation market.

 

Sydney may be an attractive destination, but that comes at a significant environmental cost.

 

Sydney’s accommodation and entertainment sector is responsible for 21% of the City of Sydney’s total greenhouse gas emissions, consumes 14% of potable water and generates 47% of the city’s commercial waste.

 

The City of Sydney’s new plan, Making Sydney a Sustainable Destination, outlines how they work together to reduce the environmental impact of accommodation and entertainment venues, save money and attract new customers, through a strong engagement with their stakeholders:

 

  • Owners can invest in building upgrades
  • Operators embrace environmental ratings
  • Event organisers can foster sustainable partnerships
  • Governments can strengthen policies and
  • Visitors can reward businesses with bookings and positive reviews.

 

The report is out for consultation and contribution, check it out here.

Find out more about Business Events Sydney here

 

More Stories from Sydney

C40 Awards the 11 Best Cities of 2016 for Addressing Climate Change

28 December 2016

The C40 Cities Awards recognize the world’s most inspiring and innovative cities tackling climate change. Sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies and BYD, the C40 Cities Awards ceremony was held during the C40 Mayors Summit in December, where more than 40 mayors from around the world gathered to create sustainable and…

Read More

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close