You, as an individual, play an important part in tackling climate change and helping us lower Tasmania’s greenhouse gas emissions through maintaining a “light footprint" in the Tarkine region.
The Tarkine is a very special place recognised for its outstanding global and national significance, both natural and cultural. Your experience of the Tarkine should evoke a sense of respect and understanding for the fragility of this unique environment, thus your footprint should be light and leave little trace.
We encourage visitors to do their part in maintaining and improving the natural condition of this amazing part of the world. Please take personal responsibility for your impact during your visit and find ways to volunteer or contribute to the future biodiversity of the Tarkine.
Please contact us if you wish to know more about how you can contribute.
What is a carbon footprint?
A “carbon footprint" is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that result from our lifestyle. We can go about taking a number of simple measures to lighten, or reduce our “carbon footprints". If we purchase locally produced food produce, for example, we can cut back our personal emissions by reducing, or even eliminating food transport milage.
Some further ways in reducing your carbon footprint:
- buy local
- off-set your travel to the Tarkine
- correct vehicle tyre pressure
- use solar power where appropriate
- use “wind-up" torches
- walk and bicycle as much as you can
- reduce, reuse, recycle wherever possible
- compost wherever possible