Sustainability

On this section of our website we’re gathering together further news items, features and advice for anyone interested in living a greener, more sustainable outdoor life.

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SPONSORED: How you can reduce your environmental impact with the right batteries

Every year the UK sends around 600 million batteries to landfill. In partnership with GP Batteries, we show how the right batteries can help you get the most out of your outdoor tech – and help cut your environmental impact.

This article is published in partnership with GP Batteries. 

How to make your outdoor gear last longer

It’s great to make eco-conscious buying choices, but one of the best ways to cut your outdoor gear’s carbon footprint is to prolong the life of your current kit. Here’s how.

Is it time we stopped flying for outdoor adventure?

Commercial flights currently make up more than 2.5% of carbon emissions – so should we ditch air travel to help save the planet?

10 fun ways to reach the hills guilt-free

You don’t need a car (or a plane ticket) to enjoy some mega mountain adventures. From steam trains to waterbuses, here’s how to explore the UK and further afield in green style.

Is the outdoor industry getting greener?

Fast fashion is a major source of planet-warming greenhouse gases and plastic pollution. That goes for outdoor gear as well – so what are the big brands doing to combat the problem?

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.

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.

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