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Earth Day clean up hike photos, 2014/04/20

In Brief: Photos from the clean up hike we did for Earth Day 2014.

April 22 is Earth Day, and around that time every year we organise a clean up hike.

This year, we chose to go picking up trash at the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng after seeing way too much litter there as we passed by on a hike in March.

As well as picking up a whole lot of rubbish – plastic bottles, tissue paper, instant noodle cups, and plenty of other weird stuff, almost too much to carry away! – we also met a lot of other hikers and day-trippers who were curious about what we were doing, and agreed that it's a good idea to keep nature nice and clean.

Many thanks to those who helped out, and special thanks to Xing Yi for the following photos and a great write up in China Daily.

Getting started on the clean up below the wall - Earth Day clean up hike photos, 2014/04/20

Getting started on the clean up below the wall.

Our bags were filling up quickly! - Earth Day clean up hike photos, 2014/04/20

Our bags were filling up quickly!

Collecting the trash from the hillside - Earth Day clean up hike photos, 2014/04/20

Collecting the trash from the hillside.

Clean up work on the Great Wall - Earth Day clean up hike photos, 2014/04/20

Clean up work on the Great Wall.

We'd just finished collecting all the empty bottles and paper from this tower - Earth Day clean up hike photos, 2014/04/20

We'd just finished collecting all the empty bottles and paper from this tower.

The clean up crew posing with a few of the bags we filled - Earth Day clean up hike photos, 2014/04/20

The clean up crew posing with a few of the bags we filled.

We carried all the rubbish down to make sure it was disposed of appropriately - Earth Day clean up hike photos, 2014/04/20

We carried all the rubbish down to make sure it was disposed of appropriately.

Thanks again to everyone who helped out!

Photos from previous clean up hikes

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