Sustainable Snowies

Governments, businesses and the local community are often dealing with similar issues when it comes to sustainability and managing people in a fragile environment.

When people work together to share ideas and look for opportunities for collaboration, achievements can be much greater.

Sustainable Snowies is all about working together to achieve more. 
The Sustainable Snowies group was established in 2019, with the aim of improving sustainability in our region by working collaboratively, sharing ideas and implementing on-ground projects.

Check out Sustainable Snowies facebook page @sustainablesnowies for more information and upcoming initiatives and projects. If you wish to contact the group, please email
Sustainable Snowies is a group of local business, government and community representatives, fostering improved sustainability within the NSW Snowy Mountains and developing environmental projects to benefit the region.
Projects identified at the group’s inception include initiatives to:

  • Reduce use of single-use plastics such as disposable coffee cups, water bottles and packaging
  • Reduce littering within the Snowy Mountains
  • Promote messages to Snowy Mountain businesses, government and the community about a range of practical measures to improve sustainability 
The Sustainable Snowies group will work towards development and implementation of a Regional Sustainability Strategy in order to:

  • Ensure that all important sustainability issues are being addressed
  • Work towards broader implementation of sustainability actions 
  • Help embed sustainability planning in the Region
Collaborating partners
(in alphabetical order)

  • Canberra Region Joint Organisation
  • Charlotte Pass Snow Resort
  • Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce
  • Kosciuszko Thredbo P/L
  • Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa P/L
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service (Department of Planning, Industry and Environment)
  • Nuggets Crossing P/L
  • Perisher Blue P/L
  • Perisher Chamber of Commerce
  • Selwyn Snow Resort
  • Snowy Monaro Regional Council
  • Snowy Monaro Sustainable Business Network
  • Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre
  • Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
  • Thredbo Chamber of Commerce
  • Upper Snowy Landcare Network
Together we can all say NO to single use by getting involved with great initiatives to reduce waste heading for landfill.
Sustainable Snowies Launched projects

Green Caffeen

Snowy Monaro Regional Council financially contributed, along with National Parks and Wildlife Service, Kosciuszko Thredbo, Perisher and Charlottes Pass, and partnered with Green Caffeen to revolutionise our takeaway coffee culture and help save the planet. 

Did you know that over 1.2 billion disposable coffee cups are used each year in Australia, 90% of which end up in landfill or as litter? 

Over 700 cafés around Australia are already on board. Our region has Green Caffeen Cafés in Berridale, Cooma, Jindabyne, Michelago, Nimmitabel, Perisher and Thredbo.

To get involved check out the Green Caffeen website or Facebook page for more information and download the Green Caffeen app to get started!

Green Caffeen Sustainable Snowies
Check out the Green Caffeen website or Facebook page for more information. 
Please see the local supporting Snowy Mountains regional cafés
How does it work? 

  • Download the Green Caffeen app on your phone
  • Use the app to scan the Green Caffeen symbol at your favourite green café
  • Buy your beverage of choice
  • Return the cup to that café or any Green Caffeen café in NSW/ACT and they’ll give you a new clean one
  • Repeat, and help make a difference