🗺 journal ✧ 5 juin 2019

A little guide to clean hiking

And other civilities for nature

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Earth is in trouble, no way to question this. We are responsible for it. Now, we have multiple choices. Doing nothing, sounds probably stupid. Complaining about the past, not better. Criticizing people trying but having green gaps, this won’t help. The best solution is to act. No one is perfect. We don’t think we are but at least we are doing our part.

I could talk about our life’s choices, our everyday choices or others actions. But today, for the World environment day, I wanna talk about nature’s cleaning. It could be forest or beach. As you know, we have a little 5 years old adventurer. We decided to make him aware of the situation. We also have a set of random micro activism daily and while we wander.


Choosing to leave with less trash and have a trash bag when we are wandering allow us to not pollute more. Don’t even leave things you think are natural. A banana peal or orange peal has nothing to do in the forest or on the beach. Respect the outdoors like it was your house, because it kind of is your house. Repeat “Leave no trace” five times before leaving and every time you pick something of your bag.

Having a trash bag allow you especially to pick up trash left by others. This is free and if we all do it, soon trails and beaches are gonna be cleaner. Bye bye to plastic bottles, cigarettes butts, tissues and other trash that people leave on the go.

Where should I start?

Déchets ramassés sur la plage

You don’t need much. Just remember to have a trash bag in your bag. Don’t hesitate to have some pair of gloves also just to pick whatever you find.

If you feel lonely, bring friends, join an event. If you don’t have friends and don’t know where to find those events, follow groups like Surfers against Sewage, Trash free trails or Surfrider

TL;DR

All you need is Two minutes. If you have more time, give more. Don’t forget the boyscouts “Leave it better than you found it” and make the world a better place. Consume less! In the end the best trash is not the one that ends up in the trash can but the one that is not produced.