“Initiatives – an act or strategy intended to resolve a difficulty or improve a situation; a fresh approach to something.”
Below you will find a small selection of great strategies, ideas and companies which we have partnered with.
Protect Our Winters (POW) is a nonprofit organisation that focuses its efforts on legislation regarding climate change. The primary objectives of this great movement mirror the same very same ethos which ZIA was founded on. Striving to turn outdoor enthusiasts into climate advocates.
We would strongly recommend having a look through their website and some of their policies.
POW focuses its efforts on legislation regarding carbon pricing, solar, public lands, and transportation.
Our mission is to reduce the widespread unnecessary use of single-use plastics. Through both education and providing affordable alternatives.
We have a whole section of our site dedicated to reducing the prevalence of single use plastics.
You don’t have to look far when travelling the planet to find a rogue piece of litter. There is an abundance of single-use plastic and litter in our natural environment and often as a result of increased tourism. Not only does this negatively affect the eco-system but also detracts the natural beauty
Through harnessing the collective power of travellers the aim is to make a difference and have a positive impact on the environment. The ’10 Pieces’ community are also working to make litter collection a global movement and help educate local communities about the benefits.
How to participate
Grab a bag (preferably reusable), hand sanitiser, and if you like – a pair of gloves.
Pick up 10 pieces of litter wherever you choose
Take a photo and share it with #ZeroImpactAdventures and #10piecescleaner to inspire others to do the same.
Dispose of the litter in the best way possible for the area.
Make sure you apply hand sanitiser and keep your bag for next time.
Ecosia is the search engine that plants trees.
If the internet were a country it would rank number 3 in the world in terms of electricity consumption.
Wouldn’t it be great if all the time we spend searching the internet each day was helping the planet?
Well ECOSIA does just that. It is identical to your usual search engine except they use all their generated profits to plant trees and preserve our planet.
Change your default search page from Google to Ecosia, and every search will be making a positive difference.
Leave No Trace is a set of outdoor ethics promoting conservation in the outdoors. It consists of seven principles
Fast fashion is one of the leading contributors to climate change.
In fact as an industry it is second largest polluter in the world, just after the oil industry.
However it doesn’t always need to be so damaging, and there plenty of solutions and alternatives which allow us to make sustainable choices.
One such alternative we found was a small company ethical T-Shirt company called Good-Joe.
Good Joe T-shirts actually care about the supply chain of their products, ensuring that there is no labour exploitation and they give back to communities within the UK. All their T-Shirts are made within the UK, reducing the harmful impact of producing and shipping from huge factories in the Far-East.
In addition to keeping it local, for every t-shirt you buy from their site they will donate another item of clothing to someone in need.
Hopefully it goes without saying too that Good Joe’s T-shirts will last you much, much longer than any of the fast fashion shop’s (brand beginning with ‘P’) alternatives and you’ll be supporting British manufacturing with a significantly smaller carbon footprint!