Written by: Tanushree Bubna
03/06/2013 4:00 PM
As outdoors enthusiasts, campers and RVers are more aware than others of the negative impact human recreation leaves on the environment. We need to proactively take measures to protect and preserve our precious resources to sustain them for future generations. One new philosophy that defines 7 principles for doing so is the Leave No Trace Movement.
Established by the Leave No Trace Center For Outdoor Ethics, an educational, non-profit organization, the concept is simple. It says that you should leave a natural area as good or better than the condition in which you found it. You should try your best to minimize unavoidable impacts such as trampling, and prevent avoidable impacts by storing food properly and disposing human waste in an appropriate manner. The primary focus of the Center's efforts is on spreading awareness of eco sustainability through education.
The Leave No Trace 7 Principles are:
By following the Seven Principles of the Leave No Trace Movement you can ensure your next camping trip will be environmentally friendly, people friendly, and most importantly enjoyable. It's a win-win for everyone, especially our future generations.
The Leave No Trace Seven Principles have been reprinted with permission from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: LNT.org.
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