More than 28 tons of rubbish cleared from mountain paths across the country

Zavarovalnica Triglav has brought the seventh season of Let's Clean Up Our Mountains to an end with the traditional clean-up campaign. This year alone, over 75 mountain huts received the biodegradable bags that have become the symbol of the campaign and that are designed to encourage more responsible waste management.

At the closing event, mountain hut managers, representatives of the Slovenian biathlon team, members of Kranj Cycling Club, and guides from Tačke Pomagačke, the Slovenian Society for Dog-Assisted Therapy, along with their four-legged friends, all helped to spread respect and love for nature among 500 participants. Together we cleared some 625 kg of rubbish from this part of Triglav National Park. At the season’s closing event, participants also celebrated the achievements of the nationwide project: this year, as part of the Zavarovalnica Triglav campaign, hikers have removed over a ton of rubbish from popular hiking routes, meaning that over 28 tons have been removed in the seven years of the campaign.

 

Seven achievements for the seventh season of the Let’s Clean Up Our Mountains campaign

In the seven years of the campaign, hikers have together cleared over 28 tons of rubbish, one ton being cleared this year alone.

 

This year, more than 75 mountain huts received biodegradable bags as part of the Let’s Clean Up Our Mountains campaign, thereby encouraging all visitors to take a responsible approach to waste management.

 

Enthusiastic hikers followed the www.ocistimogore.si interactive website, which this year published 22 suggestions for family excursions. All the suggested routes have been tested, carefully selected, and adapted to the needs of families with young and very young children.

 

Over the seven years, the campaign has acquired 35,000 ambassadors who are active on social media in helping to create a community of people who appreciate clean hills and mountains.

 

“Are you a proper mountain guardian?” was the first online quiz taken this year by members of the Let’s Clean Up Our Mountains community. The online quizzes use humour to encourage not only pleasure in a clean countryside, but also proper mountain behaviour and a positive attitude towards nature and other hikers.

 

This year, the Let’s Clean Up Our Mountains campaign once again joined forces with the Children of Triglav. This gave rise to two new children’s playgrounds below Košenjak in Koroška and on Hleviška Planina near Idrija.

 

Over the last six seasons, more than 20 mountain hut managers have taken part in the competition to bake the best mountain pie. This year in Pokljuka, 9 mountain huts offered their desserts for competition.

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