THE OIA’S CAPI INITIATIVE
The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) is here to support the Outdoor Industry to achieve 50% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 on route to Net Zero before 2050.
Our shared dedication to safeguarding the environment within our industry is paramount. Together, we must make progress in attaining net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050. The integrity of the outdoor experience that we hold dear is threatened, and the effects of climate change persistently disrupt our operations. We bear a collective responsibility to take action.
Climate Action Planning Initiative Group (CAPI)
The CAPI have been formed by the OIA Development Board to support the industry.
The CAPI will not have all the answers but will provide ideas, best practices, real-world experience and suggest areas to research for further practical information.
The CAPI will aim to be pragmatic, mindful of competing priorities, and be relevant to our industry.
The CAPI are people you will know! From inside our own industry. They are volunteering their own experiences to help you make a difference in protecting our planet, reducing our industry’s impact, and adhering to upcoming legsilation.
CAPI Group Members
HEAD OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS AND CSR, EQUIP OUTDOORS TECHNOLOGIES
SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER, CIVIL SERVICE. SUSTAINABILITY ADVISOR, BMC
HEAD OF CLOTHING DESIGN, ALPKIT
HEAD OF PROGRAMMES, PROTECT OUR WINTERS (POW) UK
Travel and Transport:
- Facilitate remote work for your staff and opt for digital meetings whenever feasible.
- Encourage alternatives to conventional commuting, such as walking, biking, train or carpooling.
- Can employees do fewer international business trips?
- Make a pledge to undertake one European trip annually by train rather than plane or car.
- Compensate for unavoidable travel emissions through reputable offset programs.
- Transition to electric vehicles where possible.
Energy and Water:
- Transition all utility services to providers of renewable energy.
- Adjust heating thermostat settings to 19 degrees Celsius or lower. Ensure any air conditioning isn’t set too low.
- Power down electronic devices upon leaving the workspace; explore automation options.
- Implement motion sensors to regulate unnecessary lighting.
- Switch to LED lighting.
- Install radiator reflectors to enhance energy efficiency.
- Conduct a survey to identify heat loss for insulation suggestions.
- Use dual flush toilets with annual servicing.
- Establish a green team dedicated to sustainability initiatives.
- Initiate a locally sourced vegetarian Monday within your workspace.
- Consider migrating web hosting services to lower impact suppliers. Reduce sizes of images and use of autoplay videos to reduce emissions.
- Explore the purchase of refurbished, or maximum energy efficient IT equipment and mobile phones.
- Shift bank accounts and pension funds toward ethical options.
- Identify opportunities for avoiding emissions in your supply chain – ‘carbon insetting’.
- Periodically declutter data clouds to free up storage.
To further guide you, here are some hints and tips:
- Recognize that supply chains often constitute the largest impact for most organisations.
- Commence data collection with the GHG (Greenhouse Gas) kick-start guide Calculator .
- Share your initiatives and seek collaborative opportunities.
Remember, you are not alone in this journey. Collaboration is pivotal to success. Seek assistance from expert advisors and connect with environment partners such as:
EOG Climate Action Programme: This program, accessible to OIA members, provides guidance for developing and executing a climate strategy in line with scientific recommendations and policies.
Protect Our Winters UK: A climate action charity that provides free advice on climate action with further steps to take and a personalised review of your progress and suggested next steps, as well as campaigns to drive systemic change.
Planet Neutral: A Community Interest Company focused on carbon action through collaboration. They can aid in identifying your carbon footprint and devising reduction strategies.
The OIA is supporting members to collectively work to fulfil our commitment to reach Net Zero, and in doing so safeguarding the vitality of the outdoor industry in the UK.
- The OIA: Moss Nook House, 6-8 Trenchard Drive, Manchester M22 5NA. Phone: 0161 498 6159, Website: www.theoia.co.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
- The EOG Climate Action Programme: Website www.europeanoutdoorgroup.com or email email@example.com
- Protect Our Winters UK: See more and contact at https://protectourwinters.uk/
- Planet Neutral: Explore www.planetneutral.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org