Help us neutralise our carbon footprint and create a greener future
It’s no secret that Oak Flats Bowling & Recreation Club are committed to caring for our environment.
Renew your membership and add a $1 Carbon offset to help us neutralise our carbon footprint. We will match your $1 contribution and ensure that we purchase sufficient carbon offsets for the club to become carbon neutral.
Carbon offset credits are produced by renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, or through the planting of trees. Carbon offsets can be purchased by companies or individuals to invest in projects like these that otherwise would not go ahead without the funding the offset provide.
Carbon offset projects make sure that less greenhouse gases are emitted, or that greenhouse gases are removed from the planet’s atmosphere. In addition to reducing carbon emissions the quality carbon offsets that we intend to purchase will also provide additional co-benefits to the communities where these projects are developed.
To renew your membership, simply visit our friendly Reception staff.
Your membership with a $1 Carbon offset will really help us create a greener future.
NB: Carbon Offsets are allocated to the verified carbon footprint of the 2011-12 financial year.
Oak Flats Bowling & Recreation Club – ‘Sustainability’
Oak Flats Bowling & Recreation Club occupies a leadership role within the Club Industry, engaging with staff, local business and the community to fulfil a range of sustainability initiatives that align with the Club’s vision and goals.
A broad range of projects and initiatives have been undertaken at the Club, with each collectively contributing to significant cost savings, reduced environmental impact and an enhanced connection with the wider community.
In particular, staff engagement has been integral in driving a cultural shift towards sustainability and has seen the development of a Staff Garden, formalised community volunteering, sustainability pledges, and rewards that even extend to achievements within the household. The mission is to engage staff to become genuine environmental champions and as such achieve the Club’s sustainability goals.
The boost in productivity and the enthusiasm of staff is hard to miss and the reductions achieved in resource consumption have acted in reducing the bottom line.
• 27% reduction in water consumption since the 2006-07 baseline year
• 51% diversion of waste from landfill (including 100% of food waste) since 2008-09 baseline year
• 8% reduction in electricity in the 12 months to July 2011 alone.
Awards are symbolic of staff, member and community support for sustainability. The Club sincerely thanks all those involved in contributing towards the receipt of the major awards below.
- Winner ClubsNSW Awards for Excellence – Outstanding Environmental Sustainability Award 2011
- Winner Keep Australia Beautiful Awards – Club Category 2010 & 2011
- Finalist Green Globe – Community Sustainability Award 2011
- Silver Membership of the Office of Environment & Heritage, Sustainability Advantage Program (2011).
- Recipient of all 6 cogs in the Business Treading Lightly, Partner Recognition Program (2010).
If you would like to learn about how you can be more sustainable within your household, we recommend you visit http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/households/
Alternatively we welcome your enquiries, and for businesses that would like to take a closer look at how sustainability has positively transformed the Club’s operations, site tours are also available upon request.
Similarly, and recognising the need for continuous improvement, the Club openly invites your feedback as well as ideas on how you see sustainability shaping the future of the Club. Please send your comments to email@example.com
Thank you Oak Flats Bowling and Recreation Club and Woonona Bulli RSL for joining our team at Oakey Creek on 27 March 2012 and helping to make a difference to our environment.
Leanne Vaughan, Theresa Reitz, Barbara Jones, George Cowling, Mandy Humphries, Bianca Jarvis, Rebecca Hall, Isabell Jamieson, John Johnson, Paul Woods, Martin Aspery and Scott Fackender you helped to remove 10 bags of invasive weeds and plant 300 native grasses, trees and shrubs along the banks of Oakey Creek.
Conservation Volunteers is a not-for-profit, community based conservation organisation which was established in 1982 and is recognised as Australia and New Zealand’s leading practical conservation group. We manage community involvement in approximately 2,000 conservation projects and 100,000 volunteer days across Australia and New Zealand each year.
We believe in a healthy and sustainable environment, and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment.
To attract and manage volunteers to participate in projects that protect or enhance our environment and heritage.
We hope to see you again!
Chief Executive Officer
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