Opportunities to be involved in Green Peak Gear – a social enterprise to reuse and recycle used climbing gear
Have you ever wondered what happens to the climbing gear that has been retired from active use? At Green Peak Gear we collect unwanted climbing gear and make it into other products such as dog leads and mats. The products that we make are sold through our Amazon Webstore and at events we attend. We donate some of the gear we collect to other organisations for second use – examples include play-group and a bird sanctuary. Gear that we cannot reuse is recycled. The gear is collected by participating climbing walls, who have a Green Peak Gear bin that we empty on a regular basis. The initial pilot was based in North West England, and we are now looking to expand our collection base. Green Peak Gear was established in mid 2012 with active support from the BMC. Our profits are donated to ACT (Access and Conservation Trust). Following the success of the pilot we are now looking to recruit further volunteers to help develop the scheme.
At present we have vacancies for:
- A volunteer to create social media and web content
- A piece rate product maker
- A pro-bono accountant
- Volunteers to collect gear
If you are interested in finding out more please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.