In an era where climate change has reached critical levels, organisations worldwide are stepping up to the challenge of addressing the climate crisis. The British Mountaineering Council (BMC), representing climbers, hill walkers, and mountaineers in England and Wales, is taking significant steps to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and serve as a leading example in the fight against climate change.
You may have already taken the first steps towards sustainability and climate awareness by reducing your own environmental impact and carbon footprint. However, there are countless opportunities to further your commitment to a greener future. The BMC is dedicated to both outdoor enthusiasts and the environment, and we offer various campaigns and initiatives for individuals looking to make a difference.
With Sustainble Steps, we'll explore some of these opportunities and shed light on the BMC's own efforts in promoting sustainability.
The Climate Project: Plant Moor to Save Our Planet
The Climate Project is a call to action to help restore and repair our degraded peatland landscapes. By planting sphagnum moss, you contribute to the restoration of vital ecosystems.
Did you know that bogs play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy planet? Learn more about why they matter and why they are currently at risk.
Your Climate Checklists: A Simple Guide to Sustainability
The BMC has created three comprehensive checklists to help you reduce your carbon footprint and environmental impact. Whether it's your personal life, workplace, or event planning, these checklists simplify sustainable choices.
Explore the checklists in English and Welsh for a thorough understanding of sustainable practices.
Go carbon-neautral on your grocery delivery with Abel & Cole
As part of our carbon reduction journey we want to make it easy for our members to cut back on their own carbon emissions. That's why we're excited to be working with our friends at Abel & Cole to offer our members the chance to shop for their fruit and vegetables with carbon-neutral deliveries.
Able & Cole are a grocery business built on sustainability, bringing deliveries of 'fruit & veg, sustainably sourced meat and fish and much more to your doorstep, they reduce the impact of our grocery purchases by using:
77% less plastic in their boxes
Reliable, carbon-neutral deliveries
Zero air freight for fewer miles
Hard to recycle plastics collected from your door via their ‘Plastic Pick-Up Scheme’
Fruit & Veg Boxes you can tailor for less waste
BMC Recycling Centre: Sustainable Gear Choices
Sustainable practices extend to outdoor gear. Before purchasing new equipment, consider reusing, repairing, or recycling your existing gear. The BMC provides a list of retailers and organisations that can assist in making eco-friendly choices. Click here to find out more.
Lift Share: Share the Journey
The BMC Community Liftshare site makes it easier for outdoor enthusiasts to share rides, reducing the number of cars on the road. It's a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint while enjoying your favourite outdoor activities.
BMC Volunteer Days: Join the Restoration Efforts
The BMC organises volunteer days for individuals willing to roll up their sleeves and make a direct impact to help conserve the places we love. Check out our Get Stuck in days.
BMC Membership: Join our community of 85,000 like-minded people
Becoming a BMC member is an excellent way to engage with like-minded individuals who share your passion for the environment. It provides a platform for collaboration and advocacy.
Click here to explore membership benefit and join.
Everyone can contribute to a more sustainable and climate-aware future. By actively participating in the BMC's campaigns and initiatives, you not only reduce your own environmental impact but also inspire others to follow suit. Join the BMC community and take your sustainability journey to the next level, making a positive difference for our planet. Together, we can protect the natural environment we cherish for future generations.
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