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Keep It Green

What is Adventure Expeditions doing to preserve the environment?

Whilst we are passionate about inspiring people into the outdoors, we acknowledge that we have a responsibility to balance this footfall with ensuring that we educate our participants to respect and protect the natural environment that they benefit from.

We have therefore made a committment to promoting responsibility for the environment while pursuing our aims and learning objectives with young people.

During our time on the hill and throughout all operations – both in the office and beyond – our aim is to promote the use of sustainable resources and discourage practices that are damaging to the environment. Our environmental policy is reviewed annually to ensure that we continue to promote good practice and this is developed in consultation with our staff and instructor team to ensure that everyone can feed back on how things can be improved and can identify ways to support environmental learning and preservation.

  • AE's environmental aims
    • To reduce, re-use and recycle wherever possible;
    • To promote environmental awareness in all operations through highlighting measures that can be taken and good practice to be followed – our staff and instructors should lead by example and encourage participants to follow suit in their own activities
  • Examples of how we encourage our environmental aims
    • Adhering by the Country Code and Wild Camping Code of Conduct –  making our groups aware of these, why they are important and how to operate within them;
    • Minimising our impact and ensuring we leave no trace of our presence;
    • Encouraging participants to have as little rubbish as possible and use food with less packaging – packaging and waste should be recycled where possible;
    • Reducing our carbon footprint by encouraging travel by public transport and car sharing where possible. If participants choose, we share their details prior to expeditions and courses in order to promote transport sharing;
    • Using recycled and environmentally friendly products in all aspects of our business – in the office and on the hill;
    • Communicating our expedition information and resources online and electronically wherever possible to save on unnecessary paper wastage;
    • Recycling old paper and envelopes in the office and purchasing a variety of recycled products for use;
    • Educating our groups on environmental issues;
    • Reducing instructor fuel consumption through thoughtful logistics and transport sharing.

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