Rescue 3 Europe strives to reduce its environmental impact wherever possible. We desire, collectively and personally, to do as little harm as possible to the world in which we all live. Environmental considerations are woven into every decision we make.
We have been involved in a long-term reduction in the paper we use, encouraging students and training providers to use PDF manuals wherever possible. We look for technological and administrative solutions within the training provider database, to reduce the number of dead trees required when running Rescue 3 courses. These are ongoing processes, and we will continue to make strides in this direction.
Where environmental options are available, we take them. As one example, the Rescue 3 Europe ID cards are printed on biodegradable plastic – robust and substantial in normal usage, but they can break down if they ever make it into landfill. The ID cards are also designed to be permanently kept by a student, using technological solutions to show an online record of qualifications, rather than requiring a new ID card with each and every course.
When we do have to produce physical items, such as field guides, we seek to mitigate their environmental impact. Where we have Rescue 3 Europe manuals or field guides printed, we use carbon balanced paper, through the World Land Trust’s Carbon Balanced project. See https://carbonbalancedpaper.com/ for more details.
So much of the work we do takes place in some of our most cherished natural environments. We deeply value those environments, and so ensure that we work and live as responsible citizens of the natural world.