© 2019 text and photos: Bogdan Kladnik & friends 

NGO GUARDIANS OF THE EARTH

Čižmanova 6, 1211 Ljubljana, Slovenia 

WHAT WE EAT

We eat cookies while in Europe - and pancakes in the rest of the World. Keep them in dry place if possible.

 The cleaning action (November 3-11th.2019) in the
CENTER OF HEAVEN & EARTH
 
= planned cleaning locations
 
DATE: 03-11 November 2019
 
 CLEANING ACTION DESCRIPTION
The Shaolin Temple valley is the central location of the International cleaning up action of rivers, gorges and mountains in Dengfeng area, considered as spiritual Center of Heaven and Earth
in Chinese literature.
Water connects all people on Earth. To preserve this wonderful treasure, we have to unite -
and the best way to understand the importance of preserving nature is to get involved.
 
Tell me, and I'll forget. Show me, and I might remember. Involve me, and I'll understand.
我看见我忘记,我听见我记住,我做我了解
Outdoor sportsmen from different countries will attend the cleaning action to set up an example of international cooperation.
The action is organized by 3 main organizers from Slovenia and China and supporters from China and Europe.
 
 MAIN ORGANIZERS
CTS Shao Lin Song Shan Cultural Tourism Co. (CHINA)
Representative: Mr. Hu Linfeng
Contact: Mr. Li Yongjun
E-mail: dfyongjun@126.com
Shaolin Combat school (CHINA)
Representative & contact: Mr. Shi Yanzi
E-mail: info@shaolintempleuk.org
Guardians of the Earth (SLOVENIA, AUSTRIA)
Representative & contact: Mr. Bogdan Kladnik
E-mail: bogdan@kladnik.net
Representative & contact: Mrs. Ines Walch
E-mail: walchines@gmail.com
 
It needs joint effort to achieve anything worthwile.
巧妇难为无米之炊
 SUPPORTERS
 
Supporters in CHINA
1. Where Zhengzhou (media support), Ms. Xiong Vivi
2. Cave rescue of China
3. Zhong Yuan Adventure rescue team
4. Dengfeng outdoor rescue organization
5. Mr. Alex Young
Supporters in EUROPE
1. Caving association of Slovenia, Mr. Igor Benko
2. Fanky sport, Austria, Mr. Klaus Fankhauser
4. Oceantec, Mr. Gaber Bregant
 
 CONTINUATION
 
The cleaning action ended on March 10th. - but our work will now only start.
If we don't keep the area clean, if we don't inform and educate all visitors and tourists - and if we don't pass the values of protecting nature to our kids ... well, then our work is only partly done - and we will have to repeat cleaning actions every year!
The main advantage of international actions is that environmentalists from different countries meet, become friends and exchange knowledge and ideas. The Guardians already have some knowledge, but we are eager to learn from wiser and more experienced people.
Only together we can make a model for protecting nature worldwide.
 
Three feet of ice is not formed in a single day.
冰冻三尺,非一日之寒
 MAIN FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY, ARTICLES, BOOKS AND FILM
 
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Photography, articles, films and social media are the best way to share values of protecting nature to younger generations. How to do it? We will:
 
1. Invite young Chinese photographers and video makers to the cleaning action,
2. Spread the awareness through the project book 'Guardians of China',
3. Make exhibitions with the best photos from the cleaning action,
4. Make a professional film and send it to schools, outdoor and other festivals,
5. Write articles about the action for outdoor and martial art magazines worldwide,
6. Share our activity on social media,
7. Publish a new series of books 'Young Guardians', which will educate kids from year 3-15
to become Young Guardians of the Earth.
8. Publish a new series of tourist guides for the area - with photos from the cleaning action at the end - and asking all buyers to please respect our work and keep the nature clean.
 
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Concept of new tourists guides for responsible tourism.
20% of all profits will go towards financing similar cleaning actions of Chinese NGO's and for educating and empowering youth.
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