Situated on the cusp of Fitzroy beach, the Coastal Walkway and New Plymouth town, the Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park offers the perfect gateway into Taranaki. It comes as no surprise that caring for the surrounding land and community is a natural priority.
Jenn O’Connell, Park Manager, was one of 19 participants to join the Your Footprint, your Future workshop series, run in partnership with Venture Taranaki. The six month programme was based around the Climate Action Toolbox.
Having already started on the holiday park’s sustainability journey, Jenn was able to utilise existing emissions data and complete a full carbon footprint calculation throughout the course of the programme. This then informed the development of the team’s climate action plan.
The carbon footprint process gave Jenn a better understanding of action areas where the park could have the greatest impact in emissions reductions, identifying waste to landfill as a key hotspot.
To gain a better understanding of waste volumes and compositions, the park completed a full waste audit. They now have a clear idea of new initiatives they can implement to minimise waste, reduce costs and educate guests in the process.