With a chill in the air sweeping over London, we thought it an appropriate time to focus on an issue that winter sports enthusiasts should have a great interest in. The howies store on Carnaby Street, London, is hosting a Wee Do (in the Scottish sense of the word!) next Tuesday, 17th November. They have Betony Garner coming in to talk about the Ski Club of Great Britain campaign Respect the Mountain. She is passionate about green issues and has been trying to raise awareness about how to minimise the impact of snowsports on the environment for the last four years.
Respect the Mountain was a campaign launched by the Ski Club of Great Britain in 2004 with the aim of safeguarding the mountains for future generations to enjoy. Its basis is raising awareness and educating skiers, snowboarders, resorts and the whole snowsports industry on how they can do their bit to minimise their impact on the environment. The talk will investigate how the mountains have changed, how humans have impacted them and what we can do as skiers and snowboarders to help.