SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS
As we move towards a carbon constrained economy, communities
need practical advice and assistance to adequately respond. Many of
our clients are looking to take action but are unsure what programs
best suit their needs and will deliver real outcomes.
EC3 Global provides a wide range of products and tools for
communities to manage the effects of climate change and to support
the development of sustainable practices for individual businesses
and community groups. Backed by the scientific rigour of the
Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre, our sustainability
solutions, including EarthCheck science, are recognised
Outlined on this page are just some of the programs EC3 Global
can deliver to Sustainable Communities.
For many businesses the major barriers to improved efficiency
and sustainability are at a community rather than a business
level. EC3 Global facilitates a number of global clusters at a
community level seeking local solutions to challenges such as waste
management, sustainable energy affordability and Precinct Planning
and Design. Sustainability Cluster programs have been initiated by
local governments, agencies and leading businesses.
Local Government Pathways to Sustainable Tourism
The Local Government Pathways to Sustainable Tourism Program
provides staff, managers and elected representatives with a
templated process to achieve sustainable tourism development.
The program includes step-by-step assistance for Local Governments
to undertake their own tourism planning and can be delivered as a
self-guided resource or with the assistance of an experienced
facilitator to deliver a tailored approach.
"We've found that the Pathways
program has been very valuable in identifying and confirming roles
and responsibilities for council and industry. The practical nature
of the workshops and the quality support material made for a very
straightforward and focussed process which has helped to identify
David Pahlke, Councillor, Ipswich City Council
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Sustainable Communities Development.
Community Capacity Building
EC3 Global Capacity Building programs provide skills for setting
up, running and evaluating sustainability programs and businesses
at a community level. The skill sets delivered include:
- Understanding the principles of sustainability and how these
directly link to running and operating a profitable business;
- Compiling a list of green initiatives;
- Assessing environmental practices;
- Developing and applying a sustainable business policy and
translating this to a sustainable plan for the community;
- Undertaking and trialling the sustainability plan for 12
- Evaluating the outcomes of the trial;
- Refining the business policy and planning for sustainable
environmental practices beyond the life of the project; and
- Promoting green business initiatives to the community,
customers, and suppliers.
Schools Sustainability Challenge
EC3 Global's Sustainability Challenge for Schools brings the
future of sustainability to the household level. The challenge is
based on an interactive web program which allows students to enter
their home energy, water and waste information from rates notices
and energy bills with the help of parents. This data is then
evaluated using the EarthCheck system of environmental measurement.
The program is designed for students in both primary and secondary
education with a curriculum based program for teachers.
Assessment can be conducted at the school level also.