While gathering bags of garbage in Alaska’s coastal wilderness, volunteers managed to collect and dispose of a 600-pound abandoned fishing net tangled on the shoreline, doing their part to maintain the national park’s faraway, unspoiled landscape in the process.
As one of Pursuit’s largest attractions, the Banff Gondola employs upwards of 250 team members in the peak summer season. Recently, the team created a Promise to Place committee to help nurture an inclusive and positive workplace culture for permanent and seasonal team members. The group’s task is to identify opportunities and initiatives that support Pursuit’s Promise to Place pillars close to home.
Over the past year, the committee organized a series of trail cleanups, bringing team members into the backcountry to give back while connecting with each other and with nature. In addition to hiking the trails, team members took to the streets of downtown Banff for three litter cleanups, gathering rubbish along Mountain Avenue and the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital grounds and parking lots. Banff Gondola has also assembled an environmental task force to brainstorm and recommend additional grassroots initiatives with positive environmental impacts.
“We feel fortunate to live and work in Banff National Park and never want to take its pristine beauty for granted,” says Paul Nolin, assistant general manager at the Banff Gondola. “Exploring backcountry trails and sharing in nature builds deeper social connections within our team and encourages each other to protect and honor this special place.”
We are building a team of passionate people determined to make a difference in the places we love. Every effort counts. Meet more of them here and discover how Promise to Place is the real deal.