Quicksilver Group News

Green Island Beach scoops four Keep Australia Beautiful Awards

Green Island BeachThrough an ongoing dedication to environmental management of its pristine beaches and World Heritage surrounds, Green Island’s beaches have again been recognised amongst the best in Queensland with three regional and one State-wide award in the 2009 Keep Australia Beautiful Clean Beach Challenge.

The awards included:

  • “Resource Recovery” Award – Queensland
  • “Environmental Protection” – Far North Queensland
  • “Resource Recovery” – Far North Queensland
  • “Litter Prevention” Awards – Far North Queensland

These awards are the culmination of a year-round collaborative effort by the staff of Green Island Resort, Great Adventures and the Quicksilver Group, and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

Given the importance of protecting our World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, this is a wonderful accolade for all involved.

The Queensland State-level award for Resource Recovery recognises outstanding accomplishment in resource management and conservation of natural resources through the 5 “R’s” – refuse, reduce, recover, re-use and recycle. This is highlighted by Green Island Resort’s extensive recycling program, energy and water minimisation and conservation practices.

Just 27 km across the Coral Sea from Cairns, Great Adventures departs three times every day to take locals and visitors alike from around the world to enjoy beach activities and the lush rainforest and reef environment of beautiful Green Island.