On the eve of the world’s largest environmental awareness initiative – Earth Hour on 29 March – Mantra Mooloolaba Beach has launched a new ‘Eco Conference’ package which will have business leaders going green with pride, knowing that each delegate in attendance will have a tree planted to help the environment.
Delegates won’t even have to get their hands dirty, with Mantra Mooloolaba Beach joining forces with Carbon Neutral, a carbon solutions provider and reforestation offset developer that has planted almost four million seedlings over the past 12 years. The trees are currently planted in Western Australia in strict ‘planting seasons’, with plans to commence plantings along the Eastern seaboard next year. Planted trees help prevent the spread of deserts and reduce soil erosion, improve soil quality by reducing salinity, create important wind breaks and at the same time, actively supporting local and indigenous employment through seed collection, planting and monitoring.
Mantra’s eco-friendly conference package also delivers 100 per cent paper-free event organisation, locally sourced produce and Ethical Tea Partnership products, recyclable stationery, a recycle bin for conference use, fresh fruit bowl during breaks, re-usable natural bamboo tote bag and complimentary packet of seed sticks for each delegate, and a personalised company Carbon Neutral Planting Certificate, all for $60* per person.
All the standard conference offerings are included as well as venue hire – which is free for groups of 25 delegates or more, morning and afternoon tea, a buffet lunch, presenter Wi-Fi and AV plus a unique ‘Delegate Reviver Zone’ which provides a choice of chill out or pick me up exercises.
Mantra Group Director of MICE, Paul Wilson, said the eco initiative will be piloted at Mantra Mooloolaba Beach with a view to rolling out the program across key Mantra conferencing properties and then across the Group’s other brands – Peppers and BreakFree:
“We have every confidence that this initiative will prove popular with conference groups and our goal is to introduce it across our network over the next six months.”
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach is a four-star resort hotel, which offers fully self-contained One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments all with Pay TV, a private balcony and stunning ocean or hinterland views, plus onsite facilities including an observation deck with heated pool and gazebo, heated indoor pool, spa and sauna and exercise room.
Other key conferencing properties in the Mantra conferencing portfolio include Mantra on Salt Beach Kingscliff, Mantra Lorne, Mantra Legends Surfers Paradise and Mantra Tullamarine Hotel Melbourne.