The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Association is striving to make all of the local industries as environmentally sustainable as possible. Firstly the SNBRA must identify opportunities for enhancement and innovation and must also promote and encourage traditional and contemporary resource management. In doing so the SNBRA aims to stimulate local economies and reduce environmental degradation.
Residents of the SNBR are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of making responsible decisions to ensure natural resources are conserved.
The SNBRA celebrates sustainable enterprises within the biosphere reserve including:
- Organic farming
- Products made from recycled resources
- Sustainable forest management
- Renewable power sources
- Energy efficiency