WE EXIST TO PROTECT
OUR TRAILS AND THE
WILD SPACES THEY TAKE US.
Trash Free Trails is a community-focussed, non-profit organisation; a positive, inclusive call to arms for riders, runners and roamers alike.
We exist to protect our trails and the wild places they take us, and we’re starting with litter (aka - Plastic Pollution!).
Our mission is two-fold; both inextricably linked:
To reduce plastic pollution on our trails and wild places by 75% by 2025.
To (re)connect people everywhere with their ‘wild selves’ through purposeful adventure.
As outdoor sports-people, we live and breathe the very environments that we seek to protect. We depend on these places for our mental health and wellbeing, they are our habitats and we can no longer ignore what we are seeing in every city park or mountain summit that we explore.
Like our oceans and streets, our trails and wild places are becoming choked by plastic pollution. At the same time we are witnessing the social and emotional impacts of ‘environmental disconnection’, habitat loss and even ‘eco-grief’ on the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.
Our work begins and ends with this instinctive knowledge of the environmental, social and emotional value of immersion in our wild places. By creating the perfect conditions for people to explore their world through purposeful adventure we will spark connections that will last for generations.
We will achieve this by building trusting partnerships, innovative and impactful collaborative projects, motivating and supporting community action and campaigning positively for industry engagement and innovation.
Through an interconnected series of empowering and impactful community-led initiatives, we will activate a volunteer army of riders, runners, and roamers of all ages, who are ready and able to donate their time, passion and talent to the protection and promotion of their wild places.
In the very simplest of terms we want to bring thousands of people together to rid our habitats of plastic pollution, gather and act upon evidence of the damage that it’s doing and, perhaps most importantly, find new/old ways to explore and enjoy our world.
We're extremely grateful that you've taken the time to look into our work and hope that you'll feel able to get involved.
See you out there!