The Geocaching Blog


Get Your CITO On this Weekend!

Eric Schudiske on April 20, 2014, 8:09 pm

8 Comments | Permalink

Cache In Trash Out

WeeklyMailer_012414_CITO_vFINAL_Blog

You’re part of a worldwide geocaching clean-machine this weekend.

One weekend a year, geocachers around the world join together to help remove trash from geocaching-friendly locations. Cache In Trash Out is simple: you geocache in an area and then take trash out. There are hundreds of events to choose from around the globe, from Bahrain to Brazil, you have choices.

Each person who logs an “Attended” for a CITO event on April 26 or April 27 this year earns a 2014 CITO souvenir for their Geocaching profile. They also earn a sense of accomplishment and probably a few finds along the way. Find or host a CITO event near you and help make this year even more successful.

Last year, geocachers around the globe created the most successful CITO year ever. Over 640 CITO events helped clear more than 50 tons of trash from parks and wild places around the world. That’s a staggering 100,000 pounds (45359.2 kg). This year we hope to cleanup 50% more! Here’s the math.

Worldwide CITO Events: 776

Expected Attendance: ~ 15,000

Individual Geocacher Goal: 1 pound (.5 kilogram) of litter cleanup

Total Cleanup Goal: 75 tons (68,000 kilograms)

 

But CITO isn’t just removing trash. CITO is also about working together to clear invasive species from parks or plant native trees. And CITO is 365 days a year. Even after CITO weekend is over, it doesn’t mean that CITO has stopped. We encourage every geocacher to practice Cache In Trash Out every time they go geocaching. There are also plenty of CITO events that happen throughout the year. You can look for CITO events in your area or host your own.

 
  • omaggo

    As Geocaching Turkiye Group we did our second CITO Event in Istanbul. It was perfect. We had new members. As you can see we collected some garbages ;) I think our avarage was more then 0,5 kg per cacher, what do you think??? :) ))
    World is our playground, that’s why we need to clean up more…
    Happy caching.

  • JTorp

    We were 12 persons incl 3 children and 2 seniors at GC4XNKH yesterday; 11 user names (they may have logged even on the net by now, at least the adults). Task: Clean about 200 meters shore (mostly boulders) from whatever the ocean has brought ashore. Result after 2 hours: 22-23 big plastic sacks full of remains of rope, nets, plastic cans, “balls” of palm oil (probably from ships having cleaned their cargo tanks in open sea), festive balloons, fish cases from mainly british boats, and so on.
    The last picture shows 3 of the gang with the collected stuff, where it will be picked up by the municipal work boat.

  • Bas van der Linde

    We just finished our CiTo event GC50GT5, first time hosting a event on our own, but with great success! Lots of attendees and lot of rubbish collected! We had cleaned out 2 local parks and the surrouding area! Totally collected 10 full garbage bags, an x-mas tree, floating pallet, computer and block of concrete and a small bicycle

    Many thanks to all attendees, the local community of Hoorn for the support and the national initiative “Supporter van Schoon” for the free of charge supplies of bags, goodies and the lot!

    Team Bas & Noortje

  • Guest

    This is what we collected in about 1 hour…

  • Bas van der Linde

    We just finished our CiTo event GC50GT5, first time hosting a event on our own, but with great success! Lots of attendees and lot of rubbish collected! We had cleaned out 2 local parks and the surrouding area! Totally collected 10 full garbage bags, an x-mas tree, floating pallet, computer and block of concrete and a small bicycle

    Many thanks to all attendees, the local community of Hoorn for the support and the national initiative “Supporter van Schoon” for the free of charge supplies of bags, goodies and the lot!

    Team Bas & Noortje

  • -cheeto-

    Attended appleton, Wisconsin 8th annual CITO GC528WT. Group of ~50 cachers cleaned 22 city parks. Other non cacher groups cleaned the other parks and trails to cover the entire city!

    My personal haul was probably 30 – 40 pounds in 2 parks.

    Congrats to all who gave back and volunteered their weekend.

  • https://www.mirbsd.org/jupp.htm mirabilos

    Too bad, I missed it… had something else to do yesterday, and it was raining hard today so the person I wanted to share the drive with didn’t want to go, and the events were pretty far from here, so driving there alone (by either car or train) was overkill ☹ and the closest event had a way too high T rating for it to be safe…

  • http://geocachingtoolbox.com Japiejoo Geo

    The CITO Moltbos Landgraaf (GC4Z6F9) in The Netherlands was a succes! I estimate a total of 50 geocachers collected lots of garbage, removed ivy from trees and removed old posts with barbed wire from the forest. In 3 hours we collected about 30 full garbage bags and some larger things like old pipes, a car wheel and a bicycle wheel. I even heard some stories about dirty underpants and Christmas ornaments. Bags, equipment and final garbage removal where al provided by Bosbeheer Landgraaf (the local forest management service).


Copyright © 2000-2010 Groundspeak, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.