Maite Angleys


Team Role: Board Member and Director of Sustainability, Nikwax & Páramo
 
Maite Angleys
Maite Angleys
Maite Angleys
Maite Angleys
How did you become involved with EOCA: Nikwax and Páramo have been with EOCA from the beginning. When I joined the company, our partnership with EOCA and the 2 Million Tree Project was one of the first things I got involved with.


Number of years in the outdoor industry: I joined Nikwax and Páramo in 2016 and had already written my bachelor’s and master thesis on the outdoor industry. It has been a passion of mine since I was a teenager.


What else do you promote to support conservation: My work as sustainability director is driven by a deep passion to challenge the believe that prosperity has to come at the cost of overshooting our planetary boundaries. I do not fly for my holiday and follow mainly a plant-based diet (focused on local, seasonal and organically grown food). I try to consume as little as possible and choose second hand whenever I can but most importantly, I try to convey that this is a happy and easy lifestyle in which the sacrifices are only a minor point.


Favourite wild place: Dômes de Miage near the Mont Blanc and all summits surrounding Les Contamines-Montjoie or the Schöntalspitze in Tirol, AT
 
Favourite outdoor activity: Mountaineering or cycling through Munich


Perfect day: In the city, a long brunch followed by a walk along the river in Munich to one of the amazing beer gardens with the alps in sight. In the mountains, a challenging and rewarding hike (preferably including a summit or two), followed by a cold beer in the sun on the terrace of the refuge.

 
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Both the Breathe Foundation and the Atlantic Rainforest Institute would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly thank EOCA for its support of this project, and its ongoing support of projects like ours across the wide spectrum that it engages in.  Without the commitment and funding from the European outdoor industry ...to assist established or start-up initiatives, many would never make it off the ground... and this [particular]  project and its roll out may never have been possible.
Drew Stevenson, General Manager, Breathe Foundation