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October 18, 2021

Sustainability

Solar Panels

Noosa Village and owners Fort Street Real Estate are at the forefront of environmentally friendly retail solutions. In fact, we have just installed a 250kW rooftop solar power system. This equates to 336 tonnes of CO2 removed from the atmosphere, or the equivalent of 122 cars being taken off the road each year. That's enough to power almost 70 homes.

Fort Street Real Estate are so committed to sustainable practices that they are planning to roll out similar projects in conjunction with Energy Aware across other retail centres right around the country.

Energy Aware's project manager Mack Thomas is proud of his company's contribution to this fast growing and important industry. Mack provides a tailored approach to his clients, over 6,000 and growing, that helps guide each and every one to a more sustainable future.

“Our company was founded in 2009,” Mack says, “and is comprised of an innovative group of professionals who are very excited by the economic and environmental opportunities associated with the transition to clean technology.”

Mack has also assured us that the solar panels are extremely durable and have been installed by CEC accredited electricians.

Individual Retailers:

The Centre’s sustainability initiatives also take place at individual retailer level. Here are some of the examples of how our store owners are committed to the practice of sustainability. 

Eco Bag Competition

Every year Noosa Village runs the Eco bag competition, whereby local children are asked to submit a design which may be chosen to be printed on reusable canvas bags.

The initiative is very popular and has trifold benefit in that it engages our local community, especially the younger members, leads to an environmentally beneficial outcome and creates engagement between the Centre and community.

The bags are always warmly received across the community and can be seen in use within the Centre.

Awesome Little Fruit Shop

Awesome Little Fruit shop is a proud stockist of Boomerang Bands.  This initiative was started by locals and now has a worldwide presence.  Boomerang Bags is a not-for-profit organisation tackling plastic bag pollution at its source. Volunteers collect and upcycle unwanted material into shopping bags, diverting thousands of kilograms of waste from landfill. Combining this desire to significantly reduce the use of single use plastic bags and the huge amount of fabric being assigned to landfill every year, Boomerang Bags were born!  Read more about Boomerang Bags here. https://boomerangbags.org/ 

Community Partnerships

Little Blue Dinosaur

Since 2018 Noosa Village has built a partnership with The Little Blue Dinosaur Campaign to spread the message on the importance of holding children’s hands around roads.

The Little Blue Dinosaur was created in the memory of Tom who was a vibrant and loving young boy with a zest for life and an unforgettable smile, and he continues to be a powerful motivator of the foundation every day, with the drawing of blue dinosaurs that he loved to do so much becoming the logo for his foundation. The tragic loss of Tom in a pedestrian road accident on the Central Coast in 2014 motivated us to establish the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation (LBD), ensuring the promising legacy we saw in Tom’s young life is realised through child road safety initiatives and education.

The Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation is a voice for children. It is Tom’s voice. A clear, determined and passionate voice that speaks to children, for children and their safety. Tom’s message “Slow down; kids around” is an essential one that must be heard in every street, city and town. The work of the Foundation is Tom's legacy and a single life saved through education and awareness raised in his name is an objective we are all very proud to strive for.

Sunshine Butterflies

Noosa Village partnered with Sunshine Butterflies to raise funds via our butterfly wishing tree. Sunshine Butterflies provides a broad range of daily recreational, educational and life skills programs for individuals of all ages and abilities. Sunshine Butterflies unique range of programs, activities and services which are changing the lives of many individuals living with disabilities and their families. Read more about Sunshine Butterflies here: https://www.sunshinebutterflies.com.au/

Sustainability

Solar Panels

Noosa Village and owners Fort Street Real Estate are at the forefront of environmentally friendly retail solutions. In fact, we have just installed a 250kW rooftop solar power system. This equates to 336 tonnes of CO2 removed from the atmosphere, or the equivalent of 122 cars being taken off the road each year. That's enough to power almost 70 homes.

Fort Street Real Estate are so committed to sustainable practices that they are planning to roll out similar projects in conjunction with Energy Aware across other retail centres right around the country.

Energy Aware's project manager Mack Thomas is proud of his company's contribution to this fast growing and important industry. Mack provides a tailored approach to his clients, over 6,000 and growing, that helps guide each and every one to a more sustainable future.

“Our company was founded in 2009,” Mack says, “and is comprised of an innovative group of professionals who are very excited by the economic and environmental opportunities associated with the transition to clean technology.”

Mack has also assured us that the solar panels are extremely durable and have been installed by CEC accredited electricians.