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In Your Element Green Team

Picture of a forest with In your Element Green team logo
In Your Element Green Team Logo

In late 2022 In Your Element established a Green Team, with a member of staff at each of our locations across Scotland, taking responsibility for championing the drive towards sustainability at their site.  In turn, each of the Green Champions share their ideas with the rest of the Green Team as we strive, as a company, to develop a more consistent sustainable approach to what we do on a day to day basis.

This page will highlight the projects that we undertake and the progress that we make.  Hope you find it interesting.

Green Team Projects, Achievements, Milestones

Sustainability issue: Carbon offsetting

Objective: Help offset some of the carbon footprint we create in day to day operations.

Actions taken by In Your Element:

Became Corporate member of Trees for Life Charity and established a corporate grove.  In addition to other donations, customers are given the option to contribute towards trees, to plant in our grove.

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Sustainability issue: Environmental impact

Objective: Minimise impact of of our day to day operations on the environment in which we work

Actions taken by In Your Element: We are community partners of the Leave No Trace Centre of Outdoor Ethics.  Our activity instructors plan and deliver activities in line with the Leave No Trace guidelines, and help customers understand how this can help the environment when delivering activity sessions.

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Sustainability issue: Environmental impact

Objective: Remove litter from wild places

Actions taken by In Your Element: On every guided expedition that we run, guides (and clients) will remove litter from wild campsites or wherever they come across it.  The adventure holidays are advertised to customers making them aware that this will be part of the experience, if they want to join in.

Sustainability issue: Environmental impact

Objective: Reducing impact of human waste on wild places

Actions taken by In Your Element: Having trialled the use of Lulu bags to pack out human waste during guided expeditions, we are now using this method on all expeditions (where practical), rather digging a hole to bury the poo. (2022 Season)

Sustainability issue: Habitat Regeneration

Objective: Regenerate forests in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

Actions taken by In Your Element: TreeZone Loch Lomond planted some baby oak trees in places where old trees had died as part of the LLTNP scheme to rgenerate local woodland areas – November 2022

Sustainability issue: Environmental impact

Objective: Switching to green bike cleaners

Actions taken by In Your Element: Aviemore Bike Hub, switching to sustainable products used on day to day basis when maintaining bikes (http://greenoil.cc/)

More to follow…..

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