Alongside the October 2018 issue of The Great Outdoors, we’ve published a 36-page magazine focused on environmental and sustainability issues – including updates on recent progress from the gear brands, advice on how to make your kit last longer, and tips for reducing your carbon footprint when you travel to the hills.

On this section of our website we’re gathering together further news items, features and advice for anyone interested in sustainability and environmental issues.

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Switch to rechargeable technology to save the planet – and money!

GP Batteries presents three reasons why switching to rechargeable tech is a smart move for the outdoor enthusiast.

This is a sponsored post from our friends at GP Batteries.

8 top tips for planning car-free walks

Travelling by car can be fantastically convenient, but the cumulative effect of cars on the roads has a significant impact on the environment thanks to toxic emissions. So if you fancy leaving your car at home next time you head to the hills, here are some tips that could be useful.

Mend our Mountains crowdfunder goes live!

The Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million campaign has this week launched its crowdfunding drive as part of a wider campaign to repair landscapes blighted by erosion.

YHA tackles plastic pollution by joining refill schme

People can now refill their water bottles for free at more than 150 Youth Hostels in England and Wales.

Wild camping

Leave no Trace

There’s more to minimal impact camping than just carrying out your litter

Nine new conservation and rewilding projects for EOCA

The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has announced the next nine conservation and rewilding projects it will be funding – including continuing support for Fix the Fells