CLEAN GREEN ROLE MOD­ELS

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RHYS and Vanessa Kum­merow share a pas­sion they want to pass on.

The own­ers of Childers Eco Lodge are fi­nal­ists in the 2016 Pre­mier’s Sus­tain­abil­ity Award and they reckon they have a shot at the top spot.

While they say it’s not easy be­ing green – take the thou­sands they have spent on their biosep­tic tank, and, Rhys says, the hoops they have jumped through for its ap­proval by coun­cil – the cou­ple also say it’s worth it.

“We want peo­ple to come and stay here and ex­pe­ri­ence it,” Vanessa said.

PHOTO: ELIZA GOETZE

REAL EF­FI­CIENCY: Childers Eco-lodge co-owner Rhys Kum­merow with his sys­tem that cy­cles wa­ter from fish tanks into a veg­etable gar­den.

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