Leave It Better | Packing it Out
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On US roads there are 6000 pieces of litter per mile! 2 Friends, 4,700 miles, 1 mission: Pick up trash! The short film, ‘Leave It Better’ documents Seth Orme and Abby Taylor’s bike ride across America. Their route took them from Georgia to Washington State, including a circuit of stops at National Forests, scenic areas, campgrounds, etc., hosting trash cleanups and conservation-theme clinics as they rode.
For 5 months, their goal was to explore the country, meet people, spread the word on ‘Packing It Out,’ and continue their message of environmental stewardship. At each destination, whether alone or with a group, Orme and Taylor cleaned up trash, totaling more than 2,100 pounds over the course of the trip.
Directed by Luke Kantola & Colin Arisman
A Wild Confluence Film
In Partnership with REI & GearJunkie
Juniper – Y La Bamba
Dalai Lama – Y La Bamba
Ostrich – Y La Bamba
Mama Said – Cat Clyde
Greenland – Emancipator
Wrong Number – Heavy Deeds
Hey Man – Liz Cooper
Kaleidoscope Eyes – Liz Cooper