KEY POINTS

  • 26% reduction in carbon use in waste sector by the Blue Mountains' Escarpment Group.
  • Ecotourism Australia agrees to partner in the national rollout of Low Carbon Living.
  • NSW Southern Highlands signed-up for the Low Carbon Living national program.
  • Zero carbon emissions  ‘platinum rating’ becomes the new LCL high standard.

The Low Carbon Living national program launch also celebrated Ecotourism Australia’s partnership with the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute to roll-out the Low Carbon Living program nationwide.

Federal member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, presented the Escarpment Group’s Huong Nguyen with a Low Carbon Living award for achieving a 26% reduction in carbon usage in their waste management sector, saving around 200 tons per annum of carbon going into the environment.