CARBON NEUTRAL & ECOTOURISM
OUR ENVIRONMENT & HOW WE ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO HELP
We endeavour to be a carbon neutral business - and where possible encourage others to do the same.
We are so fortunate to be able to live in this environment - and showcase it to visitors traveling through the region - it is world class. Surrounded by these huge Karri - the third tallest trees in the world; however the rest of Australia is not this way.
In 2008 we received Advanced Eco Tourism Accreditation for our ecotours - this means we give you a quality small group ecotour experience with all the benefits of travelling with a certified operator.
We use the Leave No Trace principles and have well maintained vehicles ensuring that you have peace of mind during your adventure.
See Below for more information on our Ecotourism Accreditation.
CARBON NEUTRAL - and making a difference.
Since 2006, Pemberton Discovery Tours was a financial member of Carbon Neutral Pty Ltd - a division of Men of the Trees.
In September 2007 we had an opportunity to purchase a property which has been a challenge!
We have 247 acres (100Ha) of salt lake near Dumbleyung WA which we are planting with salt tolerant species. It is a property which is seen as not commercially viable as a rehabilitation project as the chances of survival are seen as poor.
So far in 2019 we have planted around 40,000 trees and bushes - this includes: (please ignore spelling)
As well as thousands of Old Man Saltbush
It has been extremely rewarding and encouraging to watch them grow!
You will have a safe & memorable tour with us
Learning something new
Discovering something new
Meeting & making new friends along the way.
Graeme & Toni Dearle
Climate Change impact
Pemberton Discovery Tours currently has two tours with Advanced Eco Accreditation certified by Ecotourism Australia.
What this means is that the tours are run under certain rules and regulations.
OFFSET YOUR HOLIDAY HERE (by planting trees with Carbon Neutral)
Further information on the eco accreditation and what it means for your tour is availale on their website -
Further information on the carbon audit undertaken on our business (and how you can do one yourself) is available on the www.carbonneutral.com.au Carbon Neutral website
You may also like to look at:
Great Barrier Reef Environmental Impact Audit at http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/zoning-permits-and-plans/environmental-assessment-management/environmental-impact-assessment-process.
Other websites include:
The Government www.climatechange.gov.au
The review by Ross Garnaut commissioned by the Federal Government of Australia located at www.garnautreview.org.au.
It is a job to keep up with policies in these matters - so please let us know if you find us lacking in any way - we are continually evolving!
Pemberton Discovery Tours declare that:
No operational or human resource changes have occurred in the business since the last renewal that will affect the product’s compliance with the ECO Certification Program standard, as set out in the original application;
hold, and comply with, all the necessary licenses, permits and approvals required by the protected area manager/s relevant to my operation.
agree to all conditions as specified in the ECO Certification Program application
commit to operate the certified products according to the standards of the ECO Certification Program
Biodiesel & Pemberton District High School
As a chemist, I wanted to still 'play' and we had the opportunity in 2002 with the local fish and chip shop to trial Biodiesel.
After testing and trialling we commenced making Biodiesel with the local Pemberton District High School as part of their year 9 science curriculumn.
This project has been running since 2002 at the school and many kids have really enjoyed this hands on bucket chemistry! And we enjoyed working with them and testing the fuel for them.