Noosa UN Biosphere
UN signs off on biosphere - 4 April 2008
Grant Reynolds and Peter Gardiner, The Sunshine
It’s taken a while but finally, the Noosa Biosphere
is signed, sealed and delivered. Noosa Council received the
certificate of its inclusion in the Man in the Biosphere program
at its final meeting in March 2008, and on Tuesday, the old
Noosa Shire sign on David Low Way at Peregian Beach was replaced
with “Welcome to the Noosa Biosphere Reserve”.
Sunshine Coast Division 12 councillor Lew Brennan said the
sign was a symbol of the community’s efforts to live
in a sustainable manner.
“The biosphere represents the old Noosa shire and it
means the community gets to carry on with their commitment
and passion to a truly sustainable region,” he said.
“UNESCO is already talking to us about modelling this
(Noosa Biosphere) internationally.”
Division 11 councillor Russell Green said the sign might
trip people’s minds into finding out why Noosa worked
so hard to get world recognition for its pro-green style of
living. “The best thing (about it) for me, is Man and
the Biosphere – how as a human settlement we’ve
been able to engage the community to effectively live in harmony
with the environment,” he said.