From little things, big things come

The RBCT Environment Group members, Sarah Booth, Barb Rees, Kristy Pamenter, Martine Lokan and Fiona Worthington welcome others to join them

The RBCT Environment Group members, Sarah Booth, Barb Rees, Kristy Pamenter, Martine Lokan and Fiona Worthington welcome others to join them

Businesses in Rainbow Beach are urged to join the Rainbow Beach Chamber of Commerce as it is the place to highlight current issues and the best way to create new effective strategies for the progress of our region.

One of the outcomes from last month’s meeting was the establishment of an environmental working group to look at issues and actionable solutions which can be implemented into our local businesses.

Group members of the new committee are Kristy Pamenter, Rob Gough, Martine Lokan, Fiona Worthington, Sarah Booth and Barb Rees, however they welcome help and input from other Chamber of Commerce members.

Spokesperson Sarah Booth said: “If we can begin with our local businesses where we can effect change on a bigger scale and pull policies already prepared it will filter down to our everyday life. Being conscious of our footprint in our own homes can make all the difference to the whole town.

“There are groups already running programs, like the Surf Rider Foundation who have their ocean-friendly program for cafes. Members of the working committee run businesses from the top of Fraser Island down to the end of Teewah Beach and we see the issues first-hand.

“The Chamber has given us a platform where we can research, pull together people and where we can effect change and initiatives – we want to be a solutions-based group.”

At the next Chamber of Commerce meeting the group will deliver their mission statement to the committee for support and would welcome new members.