[vlog # 8] Biking | Collecting Trash | Video Improvements

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Hooray Readers! Bringing yet another fun and crazy video to the community - Mr.P on Video!


The main idea of this video is to show people in a funny way that taking some time to collect trash out of nature doesn't hurt, even if it's not your trash. By maintaining the environment clean we'll hopefully create a community consciousness - if it's clean, I'll maintain clean; if it's dirty it'll encourage people into leaving trash.

I also decided to include my GoPro testing session. In fact, the old GoPro 1 did quite a nice job, so it'll be possible to record all my bike adventures, YEAH!


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Obs.: Sorry for the small 'stains' on the video image, the lens has a small scratch right in the middle and I don't have the resourses to fix it now.

Some Thoughts

Biking and enjoying nature can be refreshing, we all know it. However, I can't understand how the human being is capable of destroying and not carrying at all about its own habitat.

As you may know, the forest is my favourite place to hang out away from everyone and the stress of the city; its fresh air, the birds, the wind and the small lake countaining dozens of different animals compose a relaxing scenery for my vLogs. Only if it could remain fresh like it should be.

I often go there during the week to spend the day biking and recording, and most of the time I find trash laying around, possibly from people who go there on the weekends. Why would they leave the trash behind? It's a disrespect that goes beyond my imagination.

Why you should pick up trash!

Have you ever heard that, by setting the example, others will follow? It's the human nature. With that in mind I'd like to share this text I read a couple years ago, it's called The Broken Window Theory. The full article is quite big so I'll condense in one important part.

 At the community level, disorder and crime are usually inextricably linked, in a kind of developmental sequence. Social psychologists and police officers tend to agree that if a window in a building is broken and is left unrepaired, all the rest of the windows will soon be broken. This is as true in nice neighborhoods as in rundown ones. Window-breaking does not necessarily occur on a large scale because some areas are inhabited by determined window-breakers whereas others are populated by window-lovers; rather, one unrepaired broken window is a signal that no one cares, and so breaking more windows costs nothing. (It has always been fun.) Source: Coding Horror Blog

Bringing this concept to our littering problem, I'd like to reinforce my idea. A dirty place will induce people into leaving their trash behind simply because they'll think that no one cares, thus the importance of keeping the forest clean all the time!

You'll not only take out materials that could potentially hurt native animals, but you'll create a complete psycological context, where hopefully, will make people realise that they could do the same or at least regret littering.


Are you a nature lover? What are you doing to make it better? Drop a message down below, it'll be awesome to exchange idas.

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~Love ya all,


Disclaimer:  The author of this post is a convict broke backpacker, who has travelled more than 10.000 km hitchhiking. Following him may cause severe problems of wanderlust and inquietud. You've been warned.


I'm Arthur. I blog about Adventure Stories, Brazil, Travel, Camping & Life Experiences.

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Nice to see someone who keeps our environment clean!
You may want to check out @cleanplanet. Everyone can contribute to the movement and get rewarded for picking up trash!

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Heyho @exator! Thanks for dropping a message and for letting me know about @cleanplanet, I didn't know about the project, following now!

Audio sounds great man! Good video!

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Hoooooooooorray @captainbob, indeed a simple mic makes a huge difference! Now with your tip of using Handbrake and tweaks here and there things will evolve.

Thank you!

Absolutely love the effort. We pick up rubbish all the time whenever we see them at our camp spot

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Isn't it safisfying @pushpedal? It's a feeling of doing something good even when someone else don't care.

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Absolutely. The moment you want the plastic melt away in our campfire! - one less item cluttering our mother Earth

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Votei no post seu da foto lá pra te ajudar. Que foto linda mesmo, hein!?

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@felipejoys, muito obrigado pelo apoio. O post com a foto do Fitz Roy?

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Me vê o link certo, por favor, talvez eu tenha votado no post errado. Aquele da competição.

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Acredito que a rodada já passou @felipejoys, obrigado pelo apoio!

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Ah, que pena. Me dá um toque se concorrer de novo.

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Pô, baita apoio @felipejoys! Muito obrigado pelo suporte.

On behalf of the forest & humanity I thank you with all my heart Arthur <333 :) Sending you so much Love BroStar!!!!

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Heeeeeeey @thereikiforest, thank you soso much!

We gotta preserve what we have, some one has got to start. Next step will be to put some signs in there asking people to take out the garbage.

Lots of positivity for you too.

Great !
@cleanplanet is happy to reward you @mrprofessor !
@cleanplanet is here to reward good steemians who clean our world in action prooved by video or photography that they put trashes grab in Nature or City and put it in public bin.
Continue !

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One minute to understand

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It's me @yann0975
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That is a great initiative @cleanplanet, I'm glad @exator mentioned the project on his comment, definately following from now on!

I'm already picturing ways to encourage people into picking up trash, will produce some signs and place all over the forest.

Thank you for such a project!

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hey @mrprofessor !
glad to receive your answer...
we already thought about signs and place all over clean places ... but it is not ecologic and then not follow our spirit...
we think about other thing...
TO BE CONTINUED...
@yann0975 and @cleanplanet

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Yeaaaah, thank you @julisavio!

Great work. I pick up litter every day.

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Hello there @forestwisdom,

even though we may think "I won't make a difference when hundreds of people keep on throwing trash here", it's people like you who really make a difference! Someone has to start, right?

Thanks for being awesome!

Nice work @mrprofessor! Inspirational. Makes me think I should probably start bringing a little trash bag when I'm out on my adventures...

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Glad to see you here @scottshots!

Isn't it true? I didn't use to carry trash bags as well, doing it everywhere now.

Great minds think alike @mrprofessor 🤣👍

Will you join me again at this important topic this saturday?

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It's today, isn't it? I'm heading to the forest in a few minutes.

I am so impressed with this video. It's amazing how much your video editing and etc has improved. I loved the bit with the music as you and Dad and Duke cleaned up. The sound quality was really good too. We pick up rubbish from our beaches whenever we see it but Australia is fairly good at picking up rubbish. Around here we have a take 3 campaign which ask people to pick up three pieces of litter every time they leave the beach. To be honest you would be lucky to find 3 pieces of rubbish but we do have all sorts of things turn up due to ocean currents like fishing wire and polystyrene and bottle tops. If everybody took there rubbish with them an even better didn't use rubbish at all like you with your food in a Tupperware container how much more beautiful the world would be. Absolutely love your work you are a wonderful human being and I am so glad to know you.

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Oiiiie thank you and sorry for taking me so long to get back here!

You are absolutely right about not generating trash, I don't get it you know! In Patagonia I saw guys buying water bottles every single day, when I travelled 2 months with the same one! After 2 months my same water bottle was still working perfectly.

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Please tell me it wasn't a plastic bottle you were re-using!!!

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Well, it was. I had no other option. Couldn't carry a metal one in my backpack.

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You have to be careful of carrying and re-using plastic as the chemicals leach into the water. Don't want to frighten you but please can you get a more appropriate water bottle for your next trip! xxx There's always another option - I love you and don't want you to diiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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But but but, they are light...

Yes! The broken window theory.... that's spot on. I've never heard of that, however, I've definitely witnessed it, and it makes so much sense.

You've got me thinking more about the small things I can do in my local community. Thanks!!

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Isn't it great? Once I explained the theory to a friend in a camping site where we were staying, the owner used to sweep the sand out of the kitchen whenever it had just a tiny bit of sand in there (from the shoes)

I told him "if he let's sand in there, people will not knoc their feet before entering" it's a cascade effect.

nice video and that is great equipment you have, you should enter this in the earth deeds contest that @elamental has created, we really do need to be of more service to the earth, well done @mrprofessor, I hope more people follow your lead xxx

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Oieeeee @trucklife-family, sorry for taking so long to get back here.

Thank you for the lovely comment, and indeed, I'll try to spread this sentiment all over Steemit!

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My friend and I meet up every 2 weeks and go litter picking. I can't understand why people just can't or won't take their litter home with them. Sometimes I even see litter not too far away from the bin. If they'd taken one more step they could have disposed of their rubbish.

I'm pleased to meet a fellow litter picker. Keep up the good work!

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That's what happened in @guchtere's video about the same topic, he did the same act as us and found litter near trash cans, how is that even possible!!?!?

We are trying to start a trend on Steemit to see more people posting about picking litter in nature. We can make a difference!

I love the way you are promoting the benefits of picking up trash, even if it is not yours. I also like your angle of how people are more likly to maintain cleanliness if things are clean, and are more likely to litter if they already see trash around an area. Great points, and an outsanding example of someone being a good Earth custodian.

Please enter my Earth Deeds contest whenever you get a chance, I hold one every week. Here is the entry post for this week..

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Heyho thankyou for the supportive message @elamental, I believe that if we do small steps one day we'll go a long discance, especially if we teach the kids.

DIninatelly checking your contest! Thanks for letting me now

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No problem buddy, thank you for your continuous service to the Earth... and **WELCOME TO @EarthTribe!!

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Hooooorray, Is there a Discord? It would be epic to connect with like minded people.

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I just sent you an invite to the ET Discord server... welcome home.

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Yeaaaah, I'll hop in there as soon as I clean my backlog here, I need more tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime hahaha

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I feel your agony brother. Will I ever catch up is the question, haha.