Locationscout teamed up with the environmental non-profit organization "Leave No Trace" to further our commitment to protect nature and sustainability. Talk is cheap and because it has always been an important topic for us, we are now supporting this movement by exposure, financially, and by implementing new features that address this issue.
While we enjoy the natural world, Leave No Trace teaches us how to minimize our impacts. As part of that work, the organization is taking on these and other challenges. Most importantly, they established an easy framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting all these beautiful places around the world.
The 7 Principles
The following principles are easy to use and are based on the latest insights from biologists, land managers, and other leaders in outdoor education.
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Minimize Campfire Impacts
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Please follow the 7 Principles, tell other people about them and leave no trace while enjoying your next trip. You can learn more about the details via https://lnt.org/why/7-principles
There is no Plan(et) B
While a lot of people are complaining about Greta or companies who are using the attention towards environmental sustainability, I am honestly happy that movements like that are pushing all of us forward to care more about nature and to what we can to become better humans. Raising awareness of a problem is the first step towards finding solutions together. That's why we already plan features that help to enjoy all these beautiful places while still protecting them by leaving no trace. Our first step will be a special warning sign for spots that we all need to be especially careful about and how. While I hear the argument a lot to simply not post these places online to protect them, which is something I generally agree to, I feel that these places will be published anyway somewhere and if it's just a photo on Instagram. Therefore it's even more important to teach people how to protect nature and leave no trace because we are all in this together and enjoying nature respectfully doesn't destroy it. Quite the opposite is true because being connected to all these beautiful places strengthens our focus on what we are protecting and why.
If you have suggestions for features that could help with this topic, we are always happy to hear from you down in the comments below or via mail. Your voice and your actions matter, for us and for nature.