Inspiring! Film Documents Bikers’ Trip to ‘Leave It Better’

Two friends, 4,700 miles, one mission: Pick up trash!

This short film by Wild Confluence Media, “Leave It Better,” documents Seth Orme and Abby Taylor’s bike ride across America. Their route, from Georgia to Washington state, included a circuit of stops at national forests, scenic areas, campgrounds, and REI stores to host cleanups and conservation-themed clinics.

For 5 months, the goal was to explore the country, meet people, spread the word on “Packing It Out,” and continue their message of environmental stewardship. At each destination, whether alone or with a group, Orme and Taylor cleaned up trash, totaling more than 2,100 pounds over the course of the trip.

Our 2017 “Packing It Out” coverage is sponsored by REICheck out the crew’s 2015 and 2016 efforts on our “Packing It Out” page. Connect with Abby and Seth on InstagramTwitter, and their blog.