We organize camptrips since 2001 and each time we have the same sad statement, plastic is everywhere... in the trees, on the floor, in the ocean, and it's terrible for environment.
As a travel agency, it's our duty to let the places we camp in a better state than we found. This is why we always take time to clean each area we settle our camps of its pollution.
Most of time, tourists share this moments with us. They appreciate participating to a good action and feel satisfied when they see the results of their efforts.
To protect our nature, we try to avoid plastic with simple gestures who makes a big difference.
We provide a personalized mug to our customers before each camptrip so they don't use plastic cups and keep it as a souvenir
We make sure the travelers can refill their hiking flask and cups in order to buy individual plastic bottles
We use our own bags for our groceries and say no to plastic while shopping
We use biodegradables plastic bags and try to reduce our waste
Food leftovers are used to feed wild animals
Even with this efforts, we started feeling hopeless... indeed, each trip we found more and more trash and we were not enough to get rid of it especially in Wadi Al Abyad.
This is why we invited volunteers to join us for a clean up. We provided them a healthy lunch and refreshments, plastic bags and sticks and started our hike through the wadi.
3 Hours hike - 37 people - 372 Kg of trash collected
HOW CAN YOU HELP ?
1- JOINING A CLEAN UP :
Stay updated of our next events and join us to help protect the planet. We provide free lunch, biodegradable plastic bags and sticks to collect the trash.
2- AVOID PLASTIC
Try to avoid plastic in your daily life or use biodegradable items so even if it ends in the nature, it will not be harmful for the planet.
3- SHARE THE MESSAGE AROUND YOU
By showing the exemple, take 5 minutes to clean a small area when you are enjoying nature alone or with friends, remember them that every plastic trash will go back in a way or another to our stomach so few actions can make a hudge difference to protect our nature and ourself as we are fully part of nature.
We want to thank every participant of this clean up :
GuTech students (Zahra, Ahood, Houda, Abeer, Huda)
Volunteers (Hilal, Kelly, Celine, Pzemek, Anke)
Golden Highland team and friends (Walid, Nasser, Hamad, Mubarak, Said, Abdul Ghani, Haress, Mansoor)
Follow us to stay updated for our next clean up !
Author : Sarah Abtroun