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Upcycling Lessons with TAO!

We had the pleasure of visiting Tinkerseeds Children's Workshop 創想種子美語 to teach the children how to upcycle! What is "upcycling?" You may ask. Well, upcycling is the action of taking something used or discard, and giving it new purpose. You can upcycle wooden pallets to create furniture, old clothing to mats, rags, decoration, etc. There are plenty of ways to upcycle for your home! What Did We Do? Because we…

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Sky Lanterns – Cleaning Up After the Festival

Taiwan's Sky Lanterns Festival in Shifen The Hope The Lantern Festival in Taiwan has just come to a close. A visually stunning week of lantern creations celebrating the Year of the Pig spanned across Taiwan. This week is the time when tourists and locals flock to Shifen and Pingxi to light off their wishes of good fortune and luck in the form of sky lanterns. Many tourists don't realize, the…

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Travel Responsibly – Tips For Your Next Trip

How to Travel Responsibly Traveling abroad is important for many reasons. Personal growth, broadening your horizons, building self confidence, and more. Your travels abroad should also benefit the communities you visit. Make sure to travel responsibly on your next trip. Below are some pointers on how to do so.  Tips on How to Travel Responsibly Before Traveling Find out as much as possible. The more you know about an area…

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Plastic Pollution: How to Fight in 2019

Beach Clean Ups in Taiwan We held our first beach clean up of 2019 over the weekend in Wai'ao, Taiwan. A beautiful black sand beach with a relaxed vibe, Wai'ao is a perfect summer hideout if you want to escape the city madness. Unfortunately, it's winter, and the beach doesn't get the proper care it might see during peak season. Last year, through TAO events, we cleaned up over 7…

Volunteering in Taiwan. The best way to make new friends.

There are probably only a handful of situations where shoveling poop, cleaning cages, or building pens could be labeled as a fun experience, but this past Saturday, everyone at TAO was all smiles. Once a month, TAO works with the PACK Sanctuary, a shelter for over 400 animals needing to be adopted. Tasks often range from painting, to cleaning, and building homes. Saturday was no exception. The PACK is run…

Taiwan Environmental Initiative 2018 Recap

Taiwan Adventure Outings events in 2018 accounted for over 7 tons of trash collected from Taiwan's beaches and forests. Taiwan Adventure Outings loves the outdoors. We hike, we camp, we climb high mountains, we search for wildlife at night. We generally love exploring Taiwan and all its beauty. It's important, and we do so often. We ask ourselves what we can do to ensure Taiwan's environment, ecosystem, and our "playgrounds" will…

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TAO Shifen Sky Lantern Cleanup

Cleaning up sky lanterns in Taiwan is unique because you don’t go to the trash, the trash comes to you. Last week, the TAO family went to Pingxi to help the residents pick up fallen lanterns just outside the well-known Shifen Old Street. The Pingxi area is famous for its sky lanterns that are most popular during the months of February and March. Residents come from around the world to…

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…