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Environmental Sustainability

Roaring 40°s Kayaking is privileged to be able to showcase Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area and other natural environments and we hope to educate and excite guests whilst minimising our environmental footprint.

We strive to source good quality, local and fair trade products where available, and employ and empower local Tasmanians who are as passionate about our beautiful state as we are.

Our energy use, water consumption and waste output are measured through the internationally recognised EarthCheck program and we are proud to have received their 5-star rating for environmental management and corporate social responsibility. This accreditation recognises our high-quality nature-based tourism experiences that have strong interpretation values and a commitment to nature conservation and helping locals.

Earthcheck Evaluate 2016 EarthRating

Below are some of the other environmental programs and projects we are involved with:

Green Guardians is a program that provides sustainable travel experiences in Tasmania’s national parks and reserves. Roaring 40°s Kayaking works with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service and Birdlife Tasmania to conduct shorebird surveys during our Wilderness on Water expeditions.

Wildcare is Tasmania’s largest environmental volunteer group supporting natural and cultural heritage conservation and reserve management across the state. Roaring 40°s Kayaking sponsors Wildcare’s Friends of Melaleuca and Friends of the Orange Bellied Parrot programs.

Save the Tasmanian Devil Program - Tasmania’s iconic Tasmanian devil is under threat from Devil Facial Tumour Disease - a rare infection cancer that is spreading through natural populations. Roaring 40°s Kayaking supports the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program in its advancement of a possible vaccine, research funding, and rebuilding of disease-free wild devil populations.

Climate Friendly – Roaring 40°s Kayaking strives to reduce, reuse or recycle but recognises that some actions still have an environmental footprint. To offset these emissions we have partnered with Climate Friendly and its new project to protect and restore Tasmania’s native forests.

Recycling and composting – On all Roaring 40°s Kayaking tours we ask guests to separate their waste for recycling and composting and bring all food waste home where it is fed to our chickens or composted for the veggie patch.