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Volunteers from Google joined Leave No Trace to assist the Killinarden Angling Initiative in a Clean Up in Ballymount and the lake they use for the angling initative. The initiative was set up to promote, develop and improve angling in the greater South Dublin and surrounding areas. The input from the staff from Google was particularly helpful creating a more enjoyable environment for the users to enjoy. The staff learned about the ethics and principles of Leave No Trace and all committed to making small changes in their personal and working lives that will help them to ‘leave no trace’. As the Google staff were learning about the work of KAI, a young person fishing in the lake caught a Yellow Bellied Slider Turtle- perhaps who started off life as a pet. The volunteers returned the turtle to his home in the lake as most likely he has been living there for some time. Thanks to Patrick Ryan from KAI for sharing the story of KAI. #protecttheenvironment#protecttheoutdoors#enjoytheoutdoors
Volunteering is integral to our culture and corporate volunteering can be a gateway into the wider world of volunteering. Today in Athlone, staff from Marks and Spencers worked tirelessly to assist Athlone Tidy Towns in their efforts while creating an awareness of Leave No Trace ethics. Volunteers considered how small changes they make can have a major positive impact on the environment. #protecttheenvironment#protecttheoutdoors#corporatevolunteering Business in the Community Ireland Marks and Spencer Athlone Tidy Towns
1 Day Certified Awareness Training This one-day course is designed for individuals who are interested in learning more about Leave No Trace Ireland ethics and for those who will be delivering Leave No Trace Ireland Awareness workshops in the future or progressing to the Leave No Trace Trainer Course. Through very short classroom discussions, outdoor lectures and outdoor activities, this course will cover the seven Leave No Trace Ireland principles and discuss outdoor ethics in Ireland. It will give the participants tools and techniques for disseminating low-impact skills to others. #protecttheoutdoors
Today is #SharkAwarenessDay Sharks play an essential role in keeping the seas healthy and productive. Whilst no-one is suggesting we go out and hug a Great White, it’s the least we can do to respect these wonderful creatures and let them be.Marine Institute Explorers Education #protecttheoutdoors
A very, very bad souvenir actually, and I hope the high temperatures we barely endure won’t bring it back. Huge raging fire around the city of Marseille in 2017 destroyed forests, houses, jumping roads and highways. Almost burnt this guy’s house too, but he fought all night to save it, despite the firemen advice. We went for a few pictures later, to show the disaster, and as usual in nature catastrophe, the picture turned quite interesting. But I was not in the spirit of shooting, more deeply worried by what had happened, watching the houses destroyed and incinerated bodies of small animals everywhere... @bryanregnier on what was left of his home spot a few years ago. .
2017 was an incredible year for Leave No Trace! 593 events across 43 states, 546 parks visited, and 235,418 kids educated at schools and camps. We're excited to see more and more people learning how to protect our outdoor spaces. Please consider a year-end contribution to stand up for the outdoors (link in bio) Welcome to the movement! #EnjoyYourWorld#LeaveNoTrace