Who we are. What we do. And why.

all about patron

Nature is our origin, our home. A place of tranquillity and the most powerful source of inspiration and creative energy. Together, we want to give something in return.

PATRON STANDS FOR CHANGE.

The moments when we were mountaineering, biking, climbing, fly fishing and walking in the mountains and valleys and observed how much rubbish is left behind, both consciously and unconsciously, united us.

We no longer wanted to stand idly by and decided to take action. That was the birth of the #plasticfreepeaks movement.

With the CleanUP events and awareness-raising workshops we want to trigger an intrinsic change in awareness and inspire people to bring their protective instinct to life.

PATRON Faces

  • Christian "Voggy" Böhm

    Chairman, Chief of operations & wildlife
    @voggy_

    Everyone is enthusiastic about something, and only those who are enthusiastic are prepared to take on responsibility.
  • Fabian Birker

    Chairman & Master of Patron finances
    @Bikepackingboy

    Always aim to leave this world better than how you found it.
  • Laura Schmidt

    Chairwoman

    Together we can achieve a lot.
  • Martina Mayer

    CleanUP Management - Lead & Cooperations

    Every strong tree was once a small plant and every great action begins with a small gesture.
  • Anna Hühner

    CleanUP Management - Infrastructure & Member Care
    @anna_huehnchen

    Each and every one of us can achieve a lot - but together as one, we can achieve even more!
  • Robin Corbach

    CleanUP Management - Marketing & Events
    @likethebird.robin

    Nature is our home. Let's preserve it.
  • Annika Zeiler

    Working student - Marketing & Content Creation
    @tealandtides

    Our decisions shape the future of our planet. Every conscious step towards environmental protection is an act of hope and care.
  • Konstantin Dehlinger

    Workshop Management - Lead

    Patron stands for safe and environmentally friendly outdoor sports.
  • Anna Gauges

    Workshop Management - Young PATRON

    We only have this one world and we have to start changing something so that the beauty lasts.
  • Martin "Mörtel" Säckl

    Patron Co-founder

    It is our nature.
  • Raphael Vogler

    Patron Co-Founder

    Patron stands for a reflective relationship with nature and a conscious use of our resources.

Articles of association: The foundation of our work

As a non-profit organisation, we take great care to work exclusively in areas that serve the purpose of our association. We have summarised these areas in our association statutes. Our organisational structure and the most important processes of the association's work are also set out in the articles of association. It is probably the most important document for us, and we don't want to withhold it from you either!

Click here for the association statutes

 

And what's the Patron lunch box all about?

Perhaps you have already discovered it, the Patron lunch box. We are often asked how the 'Patron' is connected to our association. The answer is quite simple: Our roots lie in the young GbR - Patron Plasticfree Peaks. 
Martin and Raphael developed the Patron back in 2018 and immediately won the Allgäu Founder's Award. The following year, they organised the Allgäu Alps CleanUP Days for the first time - with great success. This voluntary part of their work quickly developed to such an extent that more people joined in and a single event became an entire CleanUP Tour. By now it was clear that a meaningful organisational structure was needed. So in 2021, our PATRON association was founded, making it possible for anyone to take an active role and become part of the #plasticfreepeaks movement.  
Patron Plasticfree Peaks GbR still supports our work today. For every product purchased, €1 is donated to the non-profit association and thus finances the organisation and further work around the CleanUP Days and workshops.
Partners & Friends. 

To Patron Plasticfree Peaks

"Every strong tree was once a small plant and every great action begins with a small gesture."

Martina

News, News, News.

  • Get Together @Allgäu

    Let's clean up, act, exchange & celebrate together! On Friday, 05.07. we will be active in Pfronten at a Community Hike & Workshop. On Saturday, 13 July, we'll be making Kempten unsafe with a FutureUP market and #patronconcert. Where will we see you?

    Upcoming Events
  • Allgäu CleanUP Days 2024

    1 week to go - From 5 to 14 July, together with Allgäu GmbH, we are calling on people to go out and clear nature of trash left lying around. Are you following the call?

    Sign up now!
  • Thanks Lake Constance!

    The third edition of the Lake Constance CleanUP Days is now history & despite the unstable weather, we have a lot of sunshine in our hearts. From 17-23 June, 2,950 participants registered & cleaned up around 600 kilometres on almost 140 routes. We thank all participants & partners!

    Review
  • Lake Constance CleanUP Days 2024

    The Lake Constance CleanUP Days 2024 start in a week's time. Together with our partner Deutsche Bodensee Tourismus, we are calling on people to clean up the nature along the German shores of Lake Constance and the surrounding area from 17-23 June. Are you following the call?

    Info & registration
  • Get Together @Lake Constance

    During the Lake Constance CleanUP Days 2024, we will be organising several events to encourage people to come together, take action and inform themselves. On Friday, 21 June we will be active in Lindau & on Saturday, 22 June and Sunday, 23 June at the Wirthshof in Markdorf. When and where will we meet?

    About the programme
  • Thanks Garda Trentino!

    For this wonderful premiere & for the fact that together we have made a contribution to a cleaner environment. We are thrilled and delighted with 44 teams, around 500 registered participants and almost 300 kilometres of route cleaned. Hope to come back next year!

    To the review
  • Garda Trentino CleanUP Days 2024

    For the first time, we can be active on Lake Garda & in the beautiful Garda Trentino region! Together with Garda Dolimiti S.p.A., we are calling on people to go out and clear nature of rubbish from 25-28 April. Are you following the call?

    Info & registration
  • Thanks Black Forest!

    Despite rain, wind & even snow, around 2,950 PATRONs set off for the Black Forest CleanUP Days & gave something back to nature. We say #thankyou & look forward to 2025 - hopefully with more sunshine & a few more kilometres?

    Review
  • Black Forest CleanUP Days 2024

    Let's go, Black Forest! From 15-21 April, together with our partner Schwarzwald Tourismus, we are calling on you to get out and clear nature of leftover trash. Grab your outdoor buddies, sign up for the CleanUP & set off to do good.

    Info & Registration
  • Conscious Touring

    It's all about climate, nature & safety. In three short videos, experts talk about the importance of climate change, nature and safety on the mountain & in relation to a ski and splitboard tour. Learn more.

    To PATRON YouTube channel
  • CleanUP Action in Fribourg!

    Let's get together! A community hike will take us from the great outdoors to ArTik, where we invite you to a CleanUP workshop, a hands-on TrashART art event and a FutureUP market. In the evening we will dance at an event in the ArTik and celebrate the joint success of the Black Forest CleanUP Days.

  • WELCOME Anna!

    As of today, we have a new PATRON face: Anna. In future, she will be responsible for school workshops in the EDUCATE department. She wants to pass on her fascination with nature and the associated awareness that we are guests in nature and that it does not belong to us to younger generations. We are delighted to have you on the team!

  • PATRON meets Cinema | Part II

    On Saturday, 16.03.24 we will be guests at the Colosseum Center Kempten. The documentary 'Plastic Fantastic' starts at 10 am & afterwards we will go out together to free nature from the garbage left behind. Join the movie & community hike!

  • PATRON Conscious Touring Weekend

    Save the Date: the next PATRON Basecamp Workshop will take place on March 08 & 09, 2024! It's all about Consciousness! Together with POW Austria, Jones Snowboard, Blizzard Tecnica & PIEPS!

  • WELCOME Anni!

    As of today, we would like to welcome Anni to the team! As a working student, she supports the association in the areas of content creation & marketing. For her bachelor thesis, she is conducting her own CleanUP in Valencia and recording everything in a short film. So stoked!

  • PATRON Safety Days

    First date fully booked! Only a few places are still available for the additional date on February 03 + 04 - it's worth being quick! Find out how you can travel safely and in harmony with nature in winter.