An Introduction to Leave No Trace, Ireland’s national countryside code for responsible outdoor recreation
Leave No Trace is an Outdoor Ethics Education Programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research, and partnerships. Tourism and outdoor activities can be particularly vulnerable to environmental impacts such as dumping, water pollution, degradation of vegetation, and biodiversity loss and it is important to note that litter, pollution, path erosion, disturbance to vegetation, wildlife, livestock and other people are indicators already evident in Ireland of the need for greater environmental protection.
As a result of Covid-19 more people than ever are taking time to enjoy Ireland’s outdoors. However, with the surge in outdoor users, often to the same well-known places, overcrowding, parking issues and increased littering are just some of the impacts being felt across Ireland.
Leave No Trace Ireland seeks to address these impacts through teaching techniques designed to minimise environmental and social impacts in these areas through its education programme.
This webinar will
- introduce Leave No Trace Ireland and our work that we do throughout the island
- give an overview of our training programmes
- outline how Leave No Trace helps people understand how their decisions and actions affect the outdoor environment
- build knowledge and skills necessary to address complex environmental issues, as well as ways we can take action to keep our environment healthy and sustainable for the future.
The webinar is free but registration is essential. The webinar will be delivered on Zoom, you will receive the link in advance of April 26th 2021