How you can help the environment while planning your summer trips
With the summer holidays fast approaching, we begin focusing on spending time together as a family and arranging summer trips and outdoor activities to enjoy and remember for life.
With this in mind, now is an excellent time to also focus on minimising environmental impact while being committed to reducing ecological disruption when planning our trips.
It sounds like a mean feat, but it’s easier than it sounds!
At Peak, we prioritise the protection of nature, wildlife, and the environment by adhering to the Leave No Trace principles, and we aim to empower every person that participates in our watersport and land-based activities with the knowledge they need to do the same.
What are the Leave No Trace principles?
The principles focus on ways to ‘leave no trace’ to preserve and sustain outdoor environments for generations to come; by doing so, we can protect the land and nurture the environment so it can continue to flourish, grow and remain an enjoyable place for us to spend time in, and for wildlife to stay at home in.
- Plan ahead and prepare
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces
- Minimise campfire impact
- Leave what you find
- Respect wildlife
- Be considerate of others
- Dispose of waste properly
Plan ahead and prepare
One of the seven Leave No Trace principles focuses on planning, as not only does planning help you organise yourself and your family confidently, but being prepared when visiting a specific outdoor environment can also reduce risk, help you stay safe and minimise environmental disruption, and practice Leave No Trace principles.
Here are a few tips to help you do this:
- Consider low impact activities such as kayaking, bushcraft, hiking or bird-watching instead of high-impact activities like off-roading or jet-skiing to reduce pollution and increase greenhouse gases.
- Use established trails to avoid damaging and destroying natural habitats of wildlife.
- Keep a safe distance from wildlife, and avoid feeding them and disturbing their habitat or nesting areas.
- Tidy up, remove, and dispose of all rubbish and waste (including human waste)
- Follow guidelines set by land management organisations in areas you are visiting.
Bearing these tips in mind, why not share them with the family and work together to maintain an environment we can all enjoy for years to come?
Get in touch with your eco-friendly side and have a blast this summer with Peak! Try out our exciting watersports, land-based activities, and even climbing and high ropes courses. It’s time to enjoy the great outdoors responsibly!