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Heart of Borneo

HeartOfBorneo_06The Heart of Borneo Project’s Murung Raya Expedition was one of the largest, most innovative expeditions of recent years – 2 months exploring, researching and documenting unstudied rainforest in the very centre of the island of Borneo – 400km from the coast, one of the most remote areas of the planet.

We were working inside the Heart of Borneo rainforest, the single largest stretch of rainforest left standing in South East Asia, and one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on earth. This unique habitat is under immediate threat from logging and mining activity, so our work there is extremely important for its future conservation. Continue reading

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5 Years – 5 Wins

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February 2016 marks a return to Patagonia – after a gap of 3 years, the Patagonia Expedition Race, billed as the toughest race on earth, once again takes 20 top adventure racing teams to the end of the world. Here, winning team member, Chris Near, looks back to 2013 and his team’s 5th success in 5 races. PatagoniaRace2016-03 We sped on mountain bikes under police escort to the finish line in Punta Arenas. It was surreal – a rapid return to civilisation after 8 days racing through some of the most rugged, remote scenery in the world.

When Nick asked if I fancied racing in Patagonia, I didn’t hesitate. Patagonia is mythical – remote, mountainous, with a reputation for rapidly changing weather. That and the reputation that the race is one of the toughest was reason enough for me. Continue reading

Páramo Detox commitment


Páramo Greenpeace Detox Commitment

DATE: 21 01 2016

In line with Páramo‘s long-term sustainability program Páramo recognizes the urgent need for:

  1. eliminating all releases of all hazardous chemicals1
  2. new responsible business models11 and resource stewardship; According to its approach based on prevention2 and the Precautionary Principle3 Páramo is committed to:
    1. zero discharges4 of all hazardous chemicals into the environment
    2. reducing and maintaining complete supply chain priority resource use within equitable and planetary limits associated with the making and using of all products Páramo produces and / or sells5 by no later than 01 January 2020.

    We recognize that to achieve this goal,

    • mechanisms for disclosure and transparency about the hazardous chemicals used in our global supply chains are important and necessary, and should be in line with the ‘Right to Know principle’6.
    • production and consumption business model changes, that revolutionise the design and systems of consumption and living , are required, including a system shift to more comprehensive Extended Producer Responsibility10 that is based on slow, closed loop, resource constrained and non toxic manufacturing.

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