UN says home's a green treasure
MARYBOROUGH'S most eco-friendly residence has been picked out as one of the best of its kind, and by the United Nations no less.
Eco Queenslander, the holiday home of Cecile Espigole and Stephen Keevil, has been selected by the United Nation World Tourism Organisation because of the top grade environmental standards set at the Treasure Street home.
The house is one of only 35 ecotourism operators selected from hundreds of entries vying to be included in a Compendium of Best Practices and Guidelines for Ecotourism in the Asia Pacific region.
The Eco Queensland house was also a finalist in the 2010 Fraser Coast South Burnett Tourism Awards for Excellence, Environmental Tourism category.
The Maryborough house has led the way in environmental friendly practices, producing only one tonne of carbon between June 2009 and May this year. The average Australian household produces 14 tonnes of carbon each year.