Category: Cause

Taiwan National Clean Up Day 2018

The results are in! On May 20th, 2018, Taiwan National Clean Up Day had 14 locations with volunteers cleaning up the coastlines and forests of Taiwan. An incredible amount of garbage was collected! This year's 2nd annual Taiwan National Clean Up Day, organized by Taiwan Adventure Outings and sponsored by Quiksilver & Roxy , was a massive success. We had an abundance of companies and groups step up to lead each…

Taiwan National Clean Up Day 2018

It is that time of year! We need your help with Taiwan National Clean Up Day! If you have wondered how you could offset your carbon footprint, here is your chance. While enjoying the sun and the community, clean up the garbage on the coast! Taiwan National Clean Up Event is in its second year running this coming May 20, 2018 and will take place in over ten locations across…

Snakes in Taiwan: A Quick Run Down

Spring is in the air! As the weather heats up and the spring rains come, the flowers bloom and the fauna emerges. Spring time is one of the most enjoyable seasons for hiking in Taiwan, as the ecological diversity is on full display. One of Taiwan's inhabitants emerging from the cold winter are the abundance of snakes! Don't be deterred, as this post will run through some common snakes in…

Taiwan Company Outing with WY_CO

Our most recent weekend will filled with waterfalls, laughter, and adventure as we took the work travel company WY_CO on a Taiwan trip to Sandiaoling and the PACK Animal Sanctuary. WY_CO is a company that arranges trips around the world ranging from one month to one year for individuals who can work remotely. Taipei is their current stop with upcoming trips to Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Lima, Medellin, Barcelona, and Lisbon…

Wai’Ao Beach Community Clean Up

Last weekend, we had an incredible turnout for our monthly beach cleanup at Wai'Ao. Over forty participants ranging from students to business owners participated in the event. In the short span of three hours, we were able to collect over thirty bags of trash! Special thanks to Rising Sun Surf Inn and Candy Lin for their contribution of reusable bags and gloves. The most common rubbish we found were toothbrushes,…

Taiwan Nationwide Clean Up Day!

Taiwan Nationwide Clean Up was a massive success! Thanks to our volunteers and leaders who came together, 10 groups in all, to clean up various locations along the coastline and forests of Taiwan. Through sponsorship from CGM Volunteers, and in conjunction with Taipei Hikers, Rising Sun Surf Inn, Love Your Coast, and various other local volunteers we were able to organize clean up events in Fulong Beach, Jinshan, Baishawan, Xindian,…

Earth Day Clean Up

We decided to turn Earth Day into Earth Weekend. We took 13 adventurers to the beach in Jinshan, on the North East coast of Taiwan for a weekend of cleaning, camping, yoga and relaxing. The beaches around Taiwan are gorgeous and full of spectacular views. However, with the deteriorating health of our oceans, a ton of garbage washes up to our shores, making these views sometimes less than stellar. Our…

Fulong Beach Clean Up

We can't thank our amazing volunteers enough for coming out to the beach clean up event. We are really proud, as these events are getting larger and larger, both in volunteers and in garbage bags filled.  Fulong Beach was in need of some real love after the new year, with tons of firework, and celebration related garbage to go along with the usual washed up plastics (utensils, bottles, etc).  We…

TAO Beach Cleanups

Taiwan is the home of beautiful landscapes, lush green forests, thriving wildlife, incredible cities, and some of the most amazing people. However, just like every rose has it's thorn, some of Taiwan's most breathtaking locations have become exposed to the biproduct of negligent environmental practices. Pictured above are fourteen bags of trash weighing well over 100Kg gathered by members of TAO. Surprisingly, the effort took just under three hours time…

Wilderness First Aid

As outdoors men and women, one thing we hope to never happen, but want to always be prepared for, is part of the group suffering a serious injury while enjoying a gorgeous day in the wild. Well, lucky for us, our friends at ZA Adventures and a 20+ year paramedic named Matt May of 4 Point Expeditions flew from California to Taipei to put on a weekend long certification course.…