A Carbon Positive Getaway In Australia?

If you’re on the lookout for a tropical, eco-friendly vacation spot, check out Pumpkin Island. Located off the cost of Australia, in the Southern Great Barrier Reef, the island claims to be the first carbon positive island in Australia.

The island includes five beach cottages that have been completely re-vamped, taking advantage of solar and wind power, freshly filtered rain water, gas hot showers and BBQs (ahh, sounds nice). Owners Wayne Rumble and Laureth Craggs particpated in the Capricorn Coast Sustainable Regions Program conducted by EC3 Global on behalf of Tourism Queensland and Capricorn Enterprise to complete the project.

Via Pumpkin Island

One hundred percent of the carbon used on the island is offset, according to the owners. They said their goal is to reach 110-150 percent carbon emissions being offset. Those goals will be reached by using solar and wind power, biofuels, reducing waste to the landfill and reducing boat transfers.

More information on Pumpkin Island is here. It doesn’t look that cheap to stay at though, but we suppose such is the price one has to pay for paradise?

Kristy Hessman is a writer and native Oregonian who currently resides in California. Before starting her own company, she worked as a reporter covering business and politics for daily newspapers and The Associated Press.

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