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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"Support from The North Face Explore Fund via EOCA has completely transformed our Project. We have hired two new staff members, expanded our volunteer programme, supported the regeneration of tens of thousands of native trees, hosted new primary schools and restored an upland peat bog. Over the past 12 months we have made impressive progress towards our long-term goal of restoring 630 hectares of wild native woodland in the Lake District National Park. Support from EOCA has raised our ambition. We now have our sights set on even larger scale restoration of native woodlands and other wildlife habitats. "



Dominick Spracklen and John Hodgson, Restoring Hardknott Forest, University of Leeds