Case study: Charters Towers Rugby Union Football Club ecoBiz

Community North Queensland

Charters Towers Rugby Union Football Club has a proud history of running rugby games for in its regional community. The Club is committed to the spirit of rugby and to developing the next generation of players.

The club was an ecoBiz program participant for four years, during which time it embedded new practices around energy consumption and waste management.

Key initiatives to reduce energy and waste

  • Upgraded main field lights to energy efficient LEDs to reduce consumption.
  • All containers, bottles and cans were collected for recycling.

Register now for ecoBiz: a free program funded by the Queensland Government and run by Business Chamber Queensland. ecoBiz helps Queensland businesses audit their resource use, understand their carbon emissions and reduce costs from waste, water and energy bills.

“We recommend ecoBiz because it made our club’s committee and members more aware of the importance of introducing sustainable practices and encouraging our young players to do the same. The lighting changes alone saved our club money.”

Quote by: Cathy West, Charters Towers Rugby Union FC