14 June: Eifel, Germany
15 June: Landgraaf, Netherlands
29 June: Schoorl, Netherlands
8 July: Mayrhofen, Austria
19 July: Cesky Raj, Czech Republic
22 July: Samoens, France
17 August: North Wales, United Kingdom
24 August: Lake District, United Kingdom
What is Envirotrek?
Envirotrek is a grassroots event series, which takes place in the summer after the winter snow melts. One hundred million tourists visit the European Alps each year and each of these tourists leave a footprint, often in the form of waste or rubbish. There is a need for on-the-ground action to remove this excess waste at these popular mountain tourist destinations. Envirotrek meets this need, makes real impact and empowers participants to embrace sustainable tourism, all wrapped in a fun, one-day experience. Envirotrek is especially suitable for families with young children and youth, and teaches the youngsters in a fun way about cleaning up rubbish in mountain areas..
GroupPhoto - Envirotrek Eifel 2013
Each participant is required to fulfill an important mission - Two hours of hands-on cleanup action! Envirotrek organisers have identified the most heavily impacted locations in the mountain area, our participants are equipped with health and safety protection and plastic (or biodegradable) bags, teams are established, each team is briefed on their area of responsibility and then each team undertakes their mission. Prizes are given at the end of each Clean Up mission for example for 'The most garbage', 'The most unusual piece of garbage' or the 'Best Team Player'.
Having undertaken successful Clean Up missions, participants are hungry, so we provide a delicious BBQ lunch including meats, salads and vegetarian options. It is a great time to meet other people with a passion for the mountains, and many friendships have been built over this yummy BBQ. After lunch there is a group photo taken and the prizes from the morning mission are given.
Clean Up Mission - Envirotrek Garmisch-Partenkirchen 2013
A selection of mountain adventures are offered in the afternoon, from climbing, via ferrata, mountainbiking, canoeing, rafting, GPS-tracking, and more. Each location offers different activities so not all options are available at each event. All of these activities are managed by local companies that have been selected by Respect the Mountains for their professional client services. It is a fantastic afternoon of fun and a chance to really enjoy the best of the mountains.
Costs and Registration
Envirotrek costs 10 euros for adults and 5 euros for children under 12 years this year. This includes a BBQ and afternoon activity.
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