Eco advice relating to Lakes area on internet

A screengrab of the Queenstown Lakes District Council's website `Choice' for anyone keen on...
A screengrab of the Queenstown Lakes District Council's website `Choice' for anyone keen on learning more about sustainable living. Graphic by QLDC.
A one-stop website on how to make the right choices concerning sustainability in the Queenstown Lakes District was launched last week.

Council transport manager Denis Mander said the website would help people make the right choices about travel, managing waste and water use.

The site, http://choice.qldc.govt.nz, has advice on car pooling, recycling, making homes chemical free, getting started as a worm farmer, and much more.

It also features an interactive map for Queenstown and Wanaka, showing bike parks, bus stops, mobility access and bus timetables, Mr Mander said.

Council solid waste manager Stefan Borowy said tips on how to "shop smarter, pre-cycle and how to re-circulate" featured on the waste section of the site.

"You will even find zero waste events in the district. It's a great resource for starting out or fine-tuning household waste practices," Mr Borowy said.

The district's water story featured under the water section, along with the true cost of water, 3 Waters manager Gerry Essenberg said.

"Water demand management is essential in the work we are doing to reduce debt in this community. Learning the true cost of water and how to conserve that precious resource are key."

Mr Mander said residents and visitors could use the site and it could ensure a low carbon footprint stay, "something of increasing importance in the growing eco tourism market".

"We hope it will be a tool widely used by the community."

 

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