Our involvement with Sustainable Wanaka began in 2005. We understand that all businesses create environmental and social impact through their activities. Ours is no exception. We try to actively reduce any adverse effects through buying wisely, using resources efficiently, disposing of waste responsibly, reducing noise pollution and providing an environmentally and socially responsible service to our clients.
As Southern Alps Air is committed to being a sustainable business, we have the following environmental practices.
- To reduce noise pollution we try to avoid flying over walkers and climbers and we only land in designated areas to preserve the natural landscape.
- We offer a free service of flying rubbish out of the Siberia Valley. Trampers/walkers are invited to leave their bagged rubbish on the Siberia Valley airstrip it is collected by our pilot and flown to Makarora and disposed of in the correct manner. We encourage visitors to the area to pick up any rubbish they may see on their way. Our aim is to preserve the natural landscape of our World Heritage National Parks.
- Pilots are trained in engine handling to reduce energy and emissions.
- Southern Alps Air gets involved in supporting causes we think are deserving through our services.