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The 'Guardians of the Earth tribe' and our friends in China heartily invite you to join the International cleanup action in October 2020 at the sacred Songshan mountains in Henan province, Dengfeng, China.
Become part of the biggest positive story of uniting nations and experience the most unforgettable week!
First circular
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the photo or PDF. 
Sponsor & action plan
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Cleanup action description
The Shaolin Temple valley in Henan, China is the central location of the International cleanup action
of rivers, gorges and mountains in Dengfeng area, considered as spiritual Centre 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.
Outdoor enthusiasts from 30+ countries will attend the cleanup action
to set up an example of international cooperation.
Cleanup action in short
Location: Songshan mountains, Dengfeng city, Henan province, China
Date: 17 - 25.10. 2020 (+ 1,5 days flying to China, 1 day flying back).
Organisers: Chinese Committee of Speleology, Asian Union of Speleology, Guardians of the Earth 
and Zhongyuan Adventure Rescue Team.
Support: Shaolin Combat school, City of Dengfeng, Cave Rescue China, Chinese Geological Society, 
Union Internationale de Spéléologie and European Speleological Federation.
Participants: Europe/world: 30 countries (team of five from each country); China: 50-150 cavers, Shaolin
disciples, volunteers from Dengfeng and Zhengzhou.
Henan province
Songshan mountains
 The fourth cleanup action (17-25th. October 2020) at the
= planned cleaning locations
To thoroughly clean the Songshan mountains, vertical walls, canyons, rivers and the whole Shaolin Temple valley.
To establish a "no trash" tourist zone.
3. MAKE 
To make a model for International cleanup actions which can be used anywhere in the world.
4. SHOW  
To show that water connects us all. 
To involve and educate youth.
To promote our work and awareness through social media, books, films, articles, exhibitions.
To spread hope that different nations can unite, work together and help each other.
To befriend, share knowledge, learn from each other, have fun, learn languages, photography, filming, writing ...
Guardians of the Earth 
Representatives & contacts:
Mr. Bogdan Kladnik  (SLOVENIA)
E-mail: bogdan@kladnik.net
Mr. Tomas Roth  (CZECH REPUBLIC)
E-mail: tomas.roth@aquatis.cz
Mr. Gabor Marko  (HUNGARY)
E-mail: magvacska@gmail.com
Chinese Committee of Speleology 
Representative & contact: Mr. Zhang Hai (CHINA)
E-mail: zhangyuanhai@karst.ac.cn
ZhongYuan Adventure Rescue team 
Representative & contact: Mr. Wang Xiguo (CHINA)
E-mail: 306190039@qq.com
Shaolin Combat school
Representative & contact: Mr. Shi Yanzi (UK, CHINA)
E-mail: info@shaolintempleuk.org
Promoting our work
The cleaning action ended on October 25th. - but our work will then 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 preserving nature to our kids ... well, then our work is only partly done - and we will have to repeat cleanup 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 preserving nature worldwide.
If nobody knows, nobody cares
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? 
article USA
We will:
1.  Invite young Chinese photographers and video makers to the cleaning action,
2.  Spread awareness with the project book 'Trashbonding from Europe to China',
3.  Organise international exhibitions with the best photos from our cleanup actions,
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.
Concept of new tourists guides for responsible tourism.
10% of all profits are dedicated for financing similar cleaning actions of Chinese NGO's and for educating and empowering youth.