Redland Business Turning Green

01 Jan 2005Archived News Energetics in the News

PUBLISHED: Eco Voice Newspaper, by Meg Webster, Energetics Pty Ltd. 

Redland Shire Council recently selected seven local businesses to participate in the ecoBiz program and employed Energetics to provide them with six months of support.

Tony Cooper, managing partner for Energetics, said 'It's great to see Redland Council working so proactively with their local business community on eco efficiency. We are proud to be a partner in this exciting eco efficiency program and pleased to announce the release of our new eco efficiency management tool 'Eco Achiever' as an integral part of the project.'

The local (Redland) ecoBiz program was launched on 11 November. John Mickel, the State Government Minister for Energy, opened the event and addressed the participating businesses: 'While eco efficiency is still a relatively new concept, businesses, consumers, suppliers, governments and the community are increasingly demanding improved business environmental responsibility. I am excited to see the results of this new program after the first 6 months and am looking forward to seeing other businesses in the local community taking up similar opportunities in the future.'

Redland Shire Mayor Don Seccombe congratulated participants, saying 'It's inspiring to see the amount of support shown by the local business community for such programs as ecoBiz. You should all feel proud to be part of such an innovative project that will place your businesses as proactive role models for encouragement of others in the Redland community. I am pleased that Redlands is the first community in Queensland to implement the ecoBiz program. The project will also help the Council to meet our requirements under the Local Greenhouse Action Plan (Cities for Climate Protection - CCPTM program),' the Mayor said.

The seven participating businesses are Alchemy Cordial Company, Darwalla Milling, Redland Nursery, Sheldon College, Sirromet Wines, Stradbroke Ferries and The Good Guys. All participating businesses have committed to a variety of actions and projects to be completed by the end of the six month program.

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