Forum urges businesses to go green

SAVING dollars makes good sense in business, but saving dollars in an environmentally friendly way is even better.

Gympie Regional Council has partnered with Mary Valley Inc and Gympie Cooloola Tourism to host an Eco-Efficiency Forum at Kandanga Bowls Club from 7am to 9.30am on June 3.

This seminar will highlight many of the innovative businesses in the Mary Valley and surrounding areas.

It will provide the opportunity for attendees to find out about tools, programs and resources to help them achieve sustainable environmental gains, develop some green business sense and save valuable dollars in business.

Gympie regional Mayor Ron Dyne said businesses such as Mary Valley Timbers, Lagoon Pocket Bed and Breakfast and Mary Valley Vista were setting the example for other businesses in the region with their environmentally focussed and sustainable business practices.

“Sustainable and environmentally friendly business operations can create value for customers, investors and the environment,” he said.

“A sustainable business must meet customer needs, while at the same time treating the environment well.”

Speakers will also provide information about the environmentally focussed State Government ecoBiz Program and explain how its free tools and resources can help businesses achieve eco-efficiency for financial and environmental gains, Mary Valley Inc president Roger Hogg said.

Burnett Mary Regional Group CEO David Brown will also provide an overview of the Great Sandy Biosphere project.

Bookings are essential as breakfast will be provided.

The cost to attend is $20.

For more information or to register your attendance contact Mary Valley Inc on 0447 053244 or Gympie Regional Council on 5481 0744.

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