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Lets Go Surfing attains Ecotourism Certification
Sydney-based Lets Go Surfing has announced that it has achieved Ecotourism Certification for its surf and stand up paddle schools with Ecotourism Australia.
The ECO Certification program assures guests that certified products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences.
Brenda Miley started Lets Go Surfing out of the back of a Kombi van on Bondi Beach in 1995 as an idea to encourage more women into surfing.
In the years since, the team has grown to help thousands of people from all over the world learn to surf, developing confidence, focus and strength and enjoy their activity.
Now operating at Byron Bay and Sydney’s Maroubra Beach as well as at Bondi Beach, Lets Go Surfing understands the importance of looking after the environment.
In a statement it advises “we live, work and play in the ocean, therefore we want to do everything in our power to preserve its beauty.
“Whether our feet are on the sand, on a board or in the office, our eyes are fixed on the horizon to ensure the future is bright for the next generation. We strive to achieve our environmental goals by making positive changes in our daily operations.”
This includes being plastic bag free, using environmentally-friendly wetsuit washing products, working with third party suppliers to minimise plastic usage, receiving surfboards and wetsuits in biodegradable packaging, choosing lower emission vehicles, limiting water usage, recycling, providing team members with reusable water bottles and coffee cups and organising environmental talks with student groups.
Lets Go Surfing Managing Director Craig ‘Wacca’ Wachholz explained “as surfers, our life revolves around the ocean.
“We love the water and our amazing beaches, so it is extremely important that we respect and cherish our environment. We are so lucky to have such caring and passionate environmental warriors on our team who lead us on our ‘leave only footprints’ mission.”
Click here to visit the Lets Go Surfing website.
Image courtesy of Lets Go Surfing.
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29th September 2015 - Get Wet Surf School and Local Tickets recognised for innovation in Queensland tourism
18th August 2015 - Bondi Beach awarded for Environmental Sustainability
23rd July 2015 - Ecotourism Australia’s ECO Certification Gains Global Approval
30th September 2011 - Surfing Australia launches world first junior surf participation program
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