Eco APNIC 30
As always, APNIC is committed to environmentally friendly practices. The Gold Coast is an important part of the Australian landscape, and a great example of Australia's diversity and natural beauty.
The APNIC 30 venue, the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa, maintains a high standard of environmental sensitivity as a hotel and venue.
Measures taken to protect the environment at APNIC 30:
- Conference pens and pads made of recycled materials
- Recycling bins placed around gallery area and in all function rooms
- Delegate bags made of 100% biodegradable jute canvas
- Comprehensive recycling program throughout the hotel
- Marriott Hotel Carbon Offsetting Program
- Water controllers to decrease overall consumption
- Energy-saving light bulbs in guest rooms
- Ozone Laundering to reduce use of chemicals
The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa has won many awards for their environmental efforts:
- Finalist in Best Environmental Practice 2008, Queensland Hotels Association Awards
- Business of The Year 2009, Gold Coast and Hinterland Environmental Council
- 2009 Environmental Management Award, Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards