Twenty years ago, geocaching was born. Thirty years ago, the Voyager 1 spacecraft turned its camera back on the solar system and took a stunning photo of the Earth from 6 billion kilometers away. Below image depicts, the Earth suspended as a mote of dust in a beam of sunlight, and is a poignant reminder of Earth’s unique place in the universe.
Earth is a tiny blue dot suspended in the vastness of space. It is home to liquid water, breathable atmosphere, abundant flora and fauna, and the only geocaching community in the universe.
Since we live on the only planet—so far!—with geocaches, geocachers understand how important it is to protect it. Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve cache-friendly spaces. In that time, more than 470,000 people have volunteered at over 24,000 events in 124 countries.
During the CITO Events Geocachers have the opportunity to give back to their local spaces and communities, and may involve in tree planting, litter pick up, or even habitat restoration. Get your hands (or gloves) dirty and you’ll earn a separate CITO 2020, Season 1 souvenir. Through these volunteer efforts, we help preserve the natural beauty of our outdoor resources! Together, we make an enormous positive impact. Did we mention that we also have a bit of fun while we're at it?