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WE EXIST TO PROTECT

OUR TRAILS AND THE

WILD SPACES THEY TAKE US TO.

We haven't written this yet... SORRY. 

 

 

"...HOW CAN I HELP!?"

 

The aim of this page is to inform, inspire and empower people who have decided that they would like to take things into their own hands (TFT TIP! Scroll down to the next boxes if you'd just like to get cracking!). But, before we get to that bit we wanted to be open honest and open about a few things. 

 

Now, don't get us wrong, we absolutely love that you've taken time out of your day to get in touch, especially because you're almost always messaging to offer to donate your time to join the Trash Free Trails cause! 

What we love most about the feedback we're getting from you guys is that you all just want to get started! However, we have to hold our hands up and say that, right now, we're not quite able to support you all to the level that we'd like to.

So, we've been thinking about how we can help with queries like these....;

  • "What can I do?"

  • "How do we get involved?"

  • "Can you help me run a trail clean?"

  • "I’d like to join the A-TEAM!?"

  • "Can you guys come and set-up at our event!?"

.....Then we remembered that you don't need us! They're your trails, it's your community and your ideas on how to tackle trash on your trails will be far more powerful than ours because you'll OWN them!!

 

Trash Free Trails (TFT) is simply a call to arms, a rallying cry. We believe that our job is to support  you (where we can), celebrate your efforts and share your stories in such a way that those that need to listen can't ignore us.

So we've put together our step by step 'The 5 Stages to Trash Free Trails' tool-kit below which we hope will give you the freedom to get cracking and begin your 'ride' as part of the Trash Free Trails team!

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5 STAGES TO TRASH FREE TRAILS

 

Sadly the problem of single use plastic trashing our trails and cluttering up our daily lives isn't going away any time soon. So, whilst it's vital that we all take action it's just as important to take things one step at a time, to take care of ourselves and remember to HAVE FUN! 

We believe that trust is the single most important ingredient in building strong and empowered communities is trust and the only things that build trust are time and shared toil. 

So, if it's ok with you guys, let's start at the start and see where we get to? If the answer's "YES!" then have a go at the steps (or STAGES!) below and let us know how it works out.

Thanks for joining the TFT movement and good luck!

STAGE 1: INDIVIDUAL ACTION - #JOINTHETRASHMOB

 

  • ALWAYS - #packitoutpackitin

  • TAKE 10 FOR THE TRAILS - Do a #minitrailclean every time you ride

  • THE USUAL SUSPECTS - Report what you find #stateofthetrails

  • FROM SOFA TO START LINE BE A - #plasticfreerider

 

STAGE 2: TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR TRAILS

  • ANNOUNCE YOUR INTENTION - These are #trashfreetrails 

  • INSTALL TFT SIGNAGE - Use our DIY logos below to make your own.

  • TALK TRASH - Gently and positively badger your friends, family, LBS, races etc.

  • SHARE YOUR SOLUTIONS - Tell the TFT community what worked for you!

 

STAGE 3: BRING YOUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER

  • ORGANISE A SPRING AND/OR AUTUMN TRAIL CLEAN - #trashfreetrailclean 

  • HOST AN AWARENESS AND (FUN)DRAISING EVENT - #fun(d)raising

  • DELIVER A SHORT TALK AT A LOCAL SCHOOL, CLUB OR EVENT - #trashtalks

STAGE 4: JOIN THE FAMILY

  • JOIN THE A-TEAM - If you've reached this stage we'll know if we like each other ;)

  • ATTEND AN A-TEAM TRAINING EVENT - #shredposium

  • ALL OF THE ABOVE AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN - Whatever you can do is enough.

 

(SPECIAL!) STAGE 5 - HELP US GROW

  • CUSTOM PROJECTS -  Give us a shout if you'd like us to create something for you!

  • SKILL SHARE -  Do you have a talent that could help our cause?

  • FUNDRAISING - Nobody likes talking about money, but it helps! #thedarkarts

  • DONATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS - Whether your customers are riders, runners or roamers you benefit from our trails and wild places. Put your money where you heart is and help us create trash free trails by 2025.

AND, PLEASE DON'T FORGET THAT...

 

...your stories are incredibly powerful and, when combined, are the fuel with which we can fuel lasting change. So please tell and tag us about every action you take to protect your trails, so we can celebrate and share your awesome efforts!

@trashfreetrails / #jointhetrashmob / #trashfreetrails

We haven't written this yet... SORRY. 

 

 

DIGITAL DIY TOOLS ​

We wanted to make sure you all had something to get your teeth into straight away by making the Trash Free Trails logo available for you all to make your own trail clean kits, artwork, infographics, T-shirts and a million other awesome things that we would never even have thought of.

 

All we ask in return is that you take some awesome photos and film of what you use them for and tag us in to the stories you tell @trashfreetrails

 

Here are the links: 

JPEG LOGO

VECTOR LOGO