Impact Day: a day once a month when Wild Keepers all over the globe post about the impact they've made in their community. For one day, our Instagram is flooded with photos and stories about the trash that people are picking up in their areas. So, yeah, it's our favorite day of the month!
Yesterday was the first Impact Day of the Fall Wild Keeper Term, and we were blown away! We have over 1,000 Wild Keepers, with at least one in every single state and 10 other countries. They cleaned up their neighborhoods, favorite trails, the beach, and college campuses. They picked up cigarette butts, food wrappers, plastic water bottles, and dog poop bags. They got their friends, kids and dogs involved. They all posted on their personal Instagrams, and together, they all made a HUGE impact! Yesterday, Wild Keepers removed 8,264 lbs of trash from their local wild places (and we're still counting).
I don't think we can say it enough - we love our Wild Keepers! They are such an incredible and enthusiastic bunch. Learn more about the Wild Keepers program.
Here are some Impact Day highlights:
"| “Stand for what we stand on” | It’s no secret: I REALLY love being outdoors. I feel the most at peace, happy and close to God when I am outside and active. I feel extremely fortunate that there are so many gorgeous preserved spaces where I can go to seek refuge from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Nature has done so much for me and my overall well-being and I couldn’t help but begin to wonder: what am I doing to help protect/preserve these spaces I love so dearly? Exactly how big is the footprint I’m leaving? How am I giving back to our planet that has given so much to me?
Enter @keepnaturewild, a company that practices sustainability, promotes responsible outdoor recreation and whose mission is to keep our wild spaces WILD and free from waste! I am so happy to be one of their Wild Keepers this fall term that are getting out and trying to make a difference! I went on a couple of local hikes recently and was so disappointed to see just how much trash there was, even in some of the best maintained areas! I found everything from cans, to coffee cups, to cigarettes and everything in between. It is up to us to keep these spaces clean! So on this #impactday I’m asking that each of us be more mindful of our beautiful planet and to help keep her clean. We only get one home, let’s take care of it! 🤗🌿🌏💕" - @reece_monet
"It’s #impactday and we stand for what we stand on! 🌲🏔♻️ We are a family of adventurers and part of our duty as adventurers is to respect the land, do our part to protect it & ensure we get to keep adventuring!
Yesterday we took to our local trail and cleaned up 5 lbs of trash in about a half hour, including a bucket that someone had thrown into a visible deer bed 💔💔💔 I asked my 5 y/o if she knew why we were taking the time clean up trash, her response “because we love the earth and we want her to love us back” 💖💖💖 If she gets it, adults have no excuse! #packitinpackitout" - @daherbaugh
It's been one year since we have been part of this amazing movement. We absolutely love what @keepnaturewild (yup, new name) does for our wild spaces. Not only do they inspire thousands of us to stand for what we stand on, but they are also such great people. We've been lucky enough to have attended KNW Cleanups in UT and AZ and can't wait for future states!
Hope to inspire you guys to keep nature wild... can you believe we picked up all this garbage within 15 minutes??? So even if you have a few minutes, get out and do good.
📍Corrales, New Mexico
📍Gwacheon (South Korea)
For how heavily trafficked this area is, there wasn’t toooo much trash 🙏🏽.
But we still managed to pick up some trash along the trail on our hike out.
Don’t forget to pack out what you pack in, and help #keepnaturewild.
📍Havasupai Indian Tribe-Supai
#impactday #wildkeepers #keepnaturewild" - @_annien
📍Rillito River Park
Mark your calendars! Next Impact Day is November 6.
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