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Speaking on climate change – Podcasts, webinars and live events

We think it’s important to speak out, listen and build together a climate positive future for mountain tourism. Al Judge (AliKats co-founder) is a sustainability speaker who appears on podcasts, online webinars; and speaks at live industry climate summits, events and educational workshops.

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Sustainability speaker – business and climate activist from mountain and tourism industries

Al Judge is an engaging sustainability speaker, who has appeared as a guest on podcasts, summits, educational courses and more.

Transforming any business into an eco-friendly operation is no mean feat, let alone a ski company founded within an industry that paradoxically contributes to the issues that threaten the mountain environment it depends upon. But how do you re-imagine a business that has traditionally relied on air travel, indulgent meat-heavy catering, hot tubs and the creation, maintenance and heating of luxury properties in a below freezing environment?

From the messy trials and errors of composting to achieve zero food waste, to carbon tracking, renewable energy and the challenges of decarbonizing guest travel, Al’s outlook is both realistic and progressive, coming from a place of passion, experience and genuine concern for our future planet.

"Al was a fascinating guest and great fun to interview. We’re in awe of their story and the work they are doing and it was wonderful to be able to share it with a wider audience. Hopefully the rest of the industry will sit up and notice what can be done with some inspirational ideas and community spirit."

Philippa Forrester, Host of the Conscious podcast - Dec 2023

Al and his wife Kat helped launch the charity Montagne Verte, a brand new concept leading environmental change in the mountains. The non-profit is making huge steps in turning Morzine into a sustainable mountain resort, one in which the mountains, people and biodiversity thrive.

 

Al is also a Sustainable Strategy Lead for Seasonal Business in Travel (SBIT), where he is focussed on developing sustainable strategy for the industry as a whole.

 

Al is an engaging speaker with a wide range of interests, and hosts his own video series ‘Chairlift Chats’ where he interviews interesting people from a ski lift!

"It's always a pleasure to welcome Al onto The Ski Podcast. As well as being highly knowledgeable about sustainability within the snowsports industry, Al can speak from personal experience thanks to his work with Alikats Mountain Holidays and Montagne Verte"

Iain Martin, Ski Podcast host - Dec 2023

Sustainability Speaker – Topics

  • Sustainable tourism and hospitality strategy, challenges and best practice
  • Running a sustainable ski chalet business: environmental reporting, carbon reduction, waste management, achieving zero food waste etc
  • What lies ahead: creating a sustainable future for the ski and mountain industries

Previous podcast guest and speaker appearances

Podcasts

Al Judge: Skiing your way to a greener future on the Conscious podcast series hosted by Philippa Forrester (November 2023). Watch the trailer here

 

From getting his hands dirty in the compost bins, to hot tubs and heating chalets, Al and Philippa chat through green changes at AliKats, as well as the fundamental question of whether a ski holiday can really ever be a sustainable one.

 

Episode 160: Sustainability Special – Ski companies taking sustainability seriously – The Ski Podcasts.

 

In this episode Al Judge talks about Morzine’s latest steps towards sustainability

 

Al also featured as a guest on the Career Climb podcast and Action Packed Travel podcast.

Video & Webinars

 

Climate Action Planning in Tourism Webinar (2022) – The Travel Foundation

 

Al is featured in this 1 hour webinar by the Travel Foundation, providing practical guidance on climate action planning and implementation for accommodation providers.

 

UN World Tourism Video Series

 

Tourism – in particular the aviation sector – are key contributors to climate change. Al appears, as one of a variety of tourism experts from across the globe, to share opinion on how the sector can respond to climate challenges.

 

AliKats won Global Good SME of the Year,and as a result Al was invited to speak at the Purpose Summit event in London in October 2023 amongst business leaders and Global Good Award winners.

 

As part of highlighting AliKats sustainability initiatives, Al presented a series of videos bring various aspects of AliKats sustainability strategy to life

Upcoming appearances

 

Catch Al at one of these future events

 

Climate action webinar series: From planning to action – Travel Foundation (thetravelfoundation.org.uk)

 

To speak to Al or book him for one of your events, please contact info@alikats.eu