We don't need to be together to work together....
Throughout April, riders, runners and roamers from the Highlands to the Himalaya will be working together, but apart, to give something back to those places that have done so much for us over the last few months. The #TRASHMOB (that's you!!), the A-TEAM and HQ will be connecting through a shared compassion for nature that's so close to our hearts, and (hopefully!!) removing record breaking hauls of Single Use Pollution (SUP) from our trails and wild places. But we need your help to Do It Ourselves!
To help you help us (and the places we love) this spring, there's a little something extra... Drum roll... The DIO Toolkit is on the button down there... Have a gander and see how you can make the 9 R's work for you!!
What do you reckon?! Want to help?
Whether you're on your own, with your friends or family, or in a school group or bubble, there's levels to everything we do. Just remember:
No guilt. Every action has an impact, every piece of SUP we remove makes a difference.
We are positive and solution focused, and will never use shame, blame or guilt as a tactic.
These places have been a great resource for in what has been a difficult year for many. Let's see what we can do for them; let's see what we can do to help, to leave a positive trace in our trails, our wild places, and in our hearts.
It's amazing you're here.
Just you /
in a small group?
If you're on your own, with your family or a small group of friends (as per the current government guidance, of course) We believe that as long as you are respectful and stay safe, only removing SUP, you shouldn’t have to ask permission or do loads of admin to do something good in the places you love.
If you're organising a bigger Trail Clean, carry on down....>>>>>
Remove SUP! Each and every piece gets us closer to achieving our mission. Just make sure it's as
Report your finds on the SoOT report, a Trail Bandit Bingo Card, or on Instagram. Chuck us a tag while you're there maybe? #jointhetrashmob #springtrailcleans #trashfreetrails
Reward yourself however you like!! Of course, we'd suggest a ride, run or a roam. Or cake and biscuits. We like cake and biscuits.
Planning something a bit bigger? Firstly, what a great human you are. Thank you!!!
The Tools You Need...
There are a few more things that you might like to think about if you're organising a bigger, more organised Trail Clean. Whether you've got 30 people, or planning for hundreds* of the #TRASHMOB to rock up, we're here to help with everything you need to let the landowner and local press know, make sure the #TRASHMOB are safe when they're grabbing those nasties, and, most importantly, have a ruddy good old time!
Check out the toolkit** so you're ready to rally your community, remove & recycle as much as you can, report on your haul and reward yourselves.
Have a sick time.
*If you’re expecting hundreds of volunteers and/or planning to erect a giant tent you’ll need to gain permission from the landowner/manager before going ahead. Luckily this is always super easy too!
**Please note: In order to be covered by our Public Liability Insurance, it is essential that all the elements of the relevant TOOLKIT are fulfilled