The Noosa Festival of Surfing is one of the leading major events in Australia when it comes to environmental and sustainability initiatives.
Our efforts are assessed under the Tourism Noosa Sustainable Event Criteria which aligns itself with GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria) and managed by our Sustainability Officer. All key stakeholders and especially our sponsors are chosen and choose to go out of their way to protect an environment that gives us, as surfers so much in return. But none of this could be achieved without the incredible efforts of our Waste Warrior Volunteers who single-handedly ensure our waste is minimised and diverted from landfill to the max every day of our festival.
In 2019, World Surfaris Pty Ltd and The Noosa Malibu Club started recording and reducing their event carbon emissions. By 2021, with the support of SeaTrees we offset over 100% of the carbon emissions produced as a result of the 10-day event.
Our benchmarks in energy, water and waste have paved the way for other major events around Queensland and Australia to follow. We acknowledge the work of Noosa Council in its efforts to monitor and require sustainability management in all event applications to ensure minimal footprints of events in this pristine area and to Plastic Free Noosa’s continued efforts to ban single use water bottles and plastics at events.
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2023 NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING
2022 NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING
2021 NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING