As a conscientious learning provider, I aim to have as low an impact as possible to contribute towards the care of our natural environment as often as I can, with this in mind I have developed and will continue to add to the following policies:
This is a common and generally respected rule of bushcraft and other outdoor activities.
When we visit a site, finish and leave, no one should be able to tell that we were there. This is about demonstrating meaningful and ongoing respect for the environment, plants, animals and future visitors at every site we visit.
When I choose a venue, supplier, or trainer, I take their ethical stance into consideration. I prefer to work with fair, low impact, planet-friendly members of the community.
When in the office, I will always source my electricity from a reputable, 100% green energy supplier.
Other services such as banking are also taking into consideration and I boycott providers who have a poor ethical reputation.
The environment gives, and I like to give back.
One way I build this into my work is to collect litter, take it home, and recycle/dispose of it safely.
During my workshops and CPD events, I supply refreshments. As part of my commitment to reducing environmental impact, I avoid dairy and other animal-based products. Planet & animal-friendly alternatives will be provided, or of course, you’re welcome to bring your own.
As a white, male, cis training provider, and researcher, I engage with my privilege by seeking and including research that has been produced by marginalised groups systemically underrepresented in academia.
I’m always learning and willing to acknowledge and work with my own ignorance, so if you have an idea that might help me, feel free to email!