Mountain Clean-Up Tour 2020

Summit Foundation aims to reduce the environmental impact of human activity in high traffic locations by proposing concrete solutions and awareness-raising methods, both to public bodies and to companies
 
Hasliberg Clean Up
Hasliberg Clean Up

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The Project

Mountains are exceptional. People from all over the world come to interact with this natural environment, whether for skiing, mountain-biking, hiking or simply discovering its exceptional panoramas. Where there is human activity, there is littering which endangers species and habitats, as well as humans, indirectly. Plastic, for example, breaks into smaller and smaller pieces within decades and can eventually enter the food chain. Through streams, lakes and rivers, the mountains are also directly connected to the oceans. The project will organise a Clean Up Tour in the mountains from April until September 2020, mainly in Switzerland, but possibly also in France and Austria. In addition to running 20 clean up events in mountainous areas and around ski resorts, each event will seek to engage with and educate volunteers taking part, as well as others in the area about the impact of litter on wildlife and habitats. An on-going awareness campaign will be run on social media and via media interviews.
 
Image Laetitia Neukomm
Image Laetitia Neukomm
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We are hugely grateful for the support of the European Outdoor Conservation Association, without whose support we could never have realised such an ambitious project.
Hugo Tagholm, Surfers Against Sewage