Destination NSW is taking a lead in promoting sustainable practices by partnering with world-leading organisation, EarthCheck, as part of its 2023 NSW First program.

The NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency is the first state tourism organisation to collaborate with EarthCheck, which will see micro-credentials delivered for visitor economy businesses across the state, funded by Destination NSW.

NSW Minister for Jobs and Tourism John Graham said he was proud of the efforts being made towards promoting sustainable practices within the NSW visitor economy.

“This first-time collaboration with EarthCheck will no doubt have a positive impact on local communities across NSW for years to come,” Mr Graham said.

“We have a unique opportunity to showcase the state’s natural beauty and cultural offerings to Australia and the world, but we must do so in a way that is responsible and sustainable so that future generations can enjoy the same experiences.”

EarthCheck CEO and Founder Stewart Moore said he was delighted to be supporting Destination NSW to help build skills and capacity in sustainable management practices.

“The visitor economy has an important role to play in our pathway to decarbonise, and the micro-credentials is a first step to enable all businesses, no matter how big or small, to walk the talk when it comes to sustainable action,” Mr Moore said.

The Sustainability Skills Micro-credentials will offer three courses and include examples of best practice from international and NSW case studies. Each course will feature between 10 to 11 modules and include–

  • Sustainability 101
  • Sustainability Management, and
  • Sustainability and your Experience Delivery.

Expressions of Interest are now open and close on Wednesday 19 May 2023. Places are limited and will be made available for eligible NSW visitor economy businesses free of charge. Course participants will have until Tuesday 31 October 2023 to complete the three courses.

In addition to Sustainability Skills Micro-credentials, businesses can access the Quick Tips for Creating Sustainable Experiences – part of the NSW First program which aims to help visitor economy businesses develop, promote and sell great visitor experiences.

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