All good cachers go geocaching, what do great cachers do?
Cachers Improve The Outdoors!
Cache in Trash Out® (CITO) 2019 Season 2 just wrapped up, and environmentally conscious geocachers sure did a lot of great work to improve the cleanliness and quality of our planet.
Although geocachers’ love for Mother Earth can’t be quantified, their ability to CITO sure can be. Here are some numbers to sum up the amazing work geocachers did in 2019:
- 3,767 total Events hosted
- 78 countries CITO’d
- 55,700 total “Attended” logs, with the largest Event logging 879 “Attended.”
- If every person who attended a CITO picked up 10 lbs (4.5 kg) of trash, geocachers across the globe cleaned up 557,000 lbs (252,651 kg) of trash.
Check out the hard work geocachers have been doing around the world to improve our game board:
Cachers in California painted over graffiti in a wildlife tunnel at the Simi Valley Wildlife Corridor CITO Event:
Cachers in Sudan scuba dived down to clear plastic out of a 1940s shipwreck at Cleaning up the Umbria Wreck in Sudan:
Cachers from France built insect hotels for pollinators at Des Pt’ites mains pour la biodiversité :
Cachers from Japan hiked to the top of Mt. Fuji to CITO at sunrise at Mount FUJI CITO 2019:
Cachers from New Zealand removed foliage protectors from trees that needed a little room to grow at Freedom for the Foliage:
And of course, cachers in Réunion picked up lots and lots of glorious trash at CITO “Saint Denis” #8 :
Look out for our announcement for CITO 2020 coming in January, but remember that it doesn’t have to be CITO season for you to show Mother Earth your love. You can attend or host throughout the year!
Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces. In that time, more than 470,000 people have volunteered at over 24,000 events in 124 countries.