Sustainability Officer

Why do I need a Sustainability Officer or Green Team Leader?

A plastic free event or market will require a coordinated approach between your team and you will need to communicate your actions to all people, pre, during and post event.

Tourism Noosa sponsored events require adherence to our Sustainability Policy and Agenda. In order for your event to comply with our environmental requirements, we strongly suggest there is one team member or a team of members who understand the requirements and can communicate your event’s compliance.

Tourism Noosa sponsored events require event managers to liaise with the TN Sustainable Event Manager and Plastic Free Noosa to ensure best practice.


Your team member or team would be responsible for the following:

Manage the key resources online for TN Sustainable Events including but not limited to:

  • Sustainable Events Checklist
  • Waste management template
  • Sustainability Policy template
  • Plastic Free Noosa event criteria
  • Recommended events suppliers listing
  • Post event report template
  • Attend any land use permit meetings for events with Council if required ensuring local permit conditions are met regarding waste, environmental impact and sustainability.
  • Attend any event meetings with Tourism Noosa and Event managers
  • Provide training for event staff as required
  • Liaise with Plastic Free Noosa and the TN Sustainability and Environment Manager to ensure best practice for events
  • Provide on ground event advice for Green Team Leader during event


To assist the Event Sustainability Officer, Tourism Noosa will provide the following Resources:

  • Sustainability Policy template
  • TN Sustainable Events checklist
  • Waste Management Report template
  • Plastic Free Noosa assistance with vendor and suppliers providing alternatives to single use plastic and packaging
  • Plastic Free Noosa provision of waste warrior training, signage and bin covers
  • TN Sustainability Officer training when required to adhere to reporting requirements
  • TN Sustainability Officer on-ground contact for your Green Team leader during the event
  • Provision of contacts for indigenous cultural performers options to include in your event
  • Provision of contacts for Unity Water for free water refill stations
  • Provision of contacts for water bottle sales

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