Earth Day clean up hike at the Jiankou Great Wall, 2017/4/23
24 photos from our 2017 Earth Day clean up hike and pizza feast at the Jiankou Great Wall.
Earth Day is an annual event, now worldwide, that aims to raise awareness of environmental issues.
We’ve done a clean up hike for Earth Day every year since 2009, heading out to hiking trails that have been somewhat spoiled by a buildup of trash and packing out loads of litter for disposal in a more appropriate location.
This year we teamed up again with Gung Ho! Pizza to make our ninth annual Earth Day clean up hike part of the Beijing Earth Day Festival.
We found less rubbish on the wall compared to last year, and that meant our clean up crew was able to get pretty much 100% of it, leaving the Great Wall clean and green again.
While there was less rubbish overall, a few spots were a big mess – with plastic bottles, cans, tissues, cigarette butts, and plastic wrappers left all over the place.
A big thanks to everyone who came out to help! Part of the reward for spending time cleaning up after other people was a feast of pizza at the Gung Ho! Hut in the village at Jiankou. Thanks, Gung Ho!