The Green Trails project is to leave the mountains in a better condition. It’s about undoing damage that has already been done.
At Indiahikes we are trying our best to manage garbage and human waste. Unfortunately, the task is extremely difficult. Everywhere and everything we buy seems to be of some petroleum product. Be it the Maggi, Biscuit or even wheat and rice.
At the end of the day after feeding a team of 20 trekkers, we are left with mounds of garbage – both biodegradable and non-degradable. What happens to this waste after the trek is the crucial question.
We want our treks to be zero garbage generating. We along with our trekkers are constantly trying to make our treks greener. We know it is a big task but we are committed to spend time, effort and money to learn how to achieve it.
At Indiahikes, we are constantly researching, implementing and refining ideas that can be implemented on every trek. All our trekkers take a zero pollution pledge. Apart from this, many trekkers go beyond the pledge and volunteer to undo previous damage. There’s a lot more to be done. We are trying to find innovative and practical solutions to solve problems of garbage and feces on treks.
If you know of simple or innovative ways to solve these issues, then we’d love to hear from you.
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