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When hiking, walking around cities or towns, or even strolling my own neighborhood, I usually pick up stray trash. I feel like every little bit helps.
My mindset is also influenced by something I read long ago. A billionaire said something similar when an associate asked why he picked up trash in New York City—a place with way too much—while walking to an important business meeting. He said if everyone picked up one piece a day, the city would be spotless.
Some popular nature mottos are “Take Only Photos, Leave Only Footprints,” “Leave No Trace,” and “Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute.”
My McCool Travel Solar Eclipse tip—and general travel/life tip—is Leave the Place Better Than You Found It.
Solar Eclipse Tip: Don’t Feed the Landfills
While attending the recent Subaru National Business Conference in Denver, Colorado, I met so many wonderful and passionate people. Please read my interview with Travis Pastrana, mega extreme sports superstar.
I also had a chance to hang out with the dynamic hosts of Rock the Park. Jack Stewart and Colton Smith come face to face with nature and some of the most amazing places on earth. Their TV show (on ABC) taps into America’s love affair with national parks. Colton and Jack worked directly with Subaru employees promoting the Don’t Feed the Landfills and Zero Landfill initiatives.
While viewing the Solar Eclipse next week, please keep in mind this initiative from Subaru, the US National Parks, and The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.
Please remember to join with Subaru this Monday at your national parks! #dontfeedthelandfills
On August 21, a total solar eclipse will occur across the United States. During this time, national parks such as Grand Teton National Park will experience damaging debris due to large gatherings of visitors wanting to be directly below the eclipse’s path. To address this issue, many locations are preparing for increased trash collection. Through the #DontFeedTheLandfills initiative, Subaru shares its knowledge of zero-landfill practices with the national parks to help reduce landfill waste, and Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be in Grand Teton during the eclipse to educate park guests about reducing landfill waste.
To learn more about preparing for the eclipse, visit Leave No Trace online at LNT.org.
Tell me where you are watching the Solar Eclipse and what you might do to help the Earth.