We love the wilderness. It’s not only the source of our livelihood, but it’s the foundation of our lives. It provides us with adrenaline-filled adventures, meditative getaways and opportunities to socialize with other great people.

Because we care so much about the environment, we’re doing everything we can to help preserve it. We understand that every effort – small or large – makes a difference, and helps us minimize our negative footprint on the planet.

Here’s a list of Slipstream’s environmental contribution efforts:

  • We are taking steps to make our courses more environmentally-friendly through the use of technology.
  • Our students can opt-out of paper certificates.
  • We embrace a rigid recycling program within our offices.
  • Whenever possible, we teach our courses outdoors to save on electricity for lighting and heating classrooms.
  • Our Mwaniki ProjectReusable cloth bags made by home economics students at Muringato Primary School will be received by Wilderness First Aid students as part of their course welcome package. The profits from Slipstream’s purchase of the bags will go to the school, run by headmaster Mr. Joseph Mwaniki, for its graduate fund. We are terribly excited to be a part of a project that is opening up a brighter future for the amazing students of Nyeri, Kenya!  Click here to learn more about the Mwaniki Project on Facebook.
  • We have a goal in 2010 to reduce our paper use by 80% from our 2009 usage.

If you have any suggestions for Slipstream on contributing to the environment, we’d love to hear from you. Please use the form on our contact page to send us your ideas.