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Our Philosophy

Achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.

At Northern Escape Collection, we are passionate about reducing our impact on the environment and making a positive one on the community. We believe that turning a profit and supporting these two areas can go hand-in-hand.

Sustainability lies at the core of who we are as a business and we use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as the framework to help focus our efforts with the mission of achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

At Orpheus Island Lodge we are continuously expanding our efforts to tackle these issues by focusing on the goals where we think we can have the most impact.

Orpheus’ parent company the Morris Group also supports community projects related to these goals through its Philanthropic foundation the Morris Family Foundation.

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

  • The use of e-water for chemical-free cleaning
  • Implementation of a waste minimisation program, including limiting excess packaging, composting and glass crushing
  • Water tanks that allow for the water to be recycled and used for irrigation and watering
  • Eggs sourced from our happy chickens on-site
  • On-site orchard and veggie garden

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

  • We are a supporter of the local economy, working with local suppliers for everything from food and beverage to art and activities offered to our guests
  • Our partnership with Thrive Refugee Enterprise allows us to help refugees in finding decent employment when arriving in Australia, to assist them in achieving long-term financial security

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  • We support Gambina’s ‘Journey 2 Jobs’ program, that assists Indigenous Australians in obtaining an education and gaining meaningful employment
  • We believe in equitable education across the globe and are a strong supporter of One Girl, a charity with the goal of educating one million girls across Africa to assist in their personal development and the sustainable development of the community at large

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

  • Working with local suppliers in the Far North Queensland region to source local, organic, free range, fair trade, biodynamic and sustainably farmed produce and products

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

  • The property is primarily powered by solar energy, and we are committed to continuous improvement upon this

Eco Certification

Mt Mulligan Lodge is proud to be an Eco Certified Advanced Ecotourism Property and Climate Action Business.