Welcome to The Leave It Better Community, a considerate campervan and camping collective. Our ethos is simple, Leave It Better Than You Found it. Whether it’s wild spaces, urban park ups, locals (both human and wild) or the communities we pass through, our aim is to leave them better than we found them.
Campervans and campers are getting a bad reputation and we know this is for the most part undeserved. Sadly, a minority are disrespecting the places they visit and the campervan and camping community are taking the rap. We want to turn this around and send a positive message to local communities, councils and fellow campers alike that we respect and take care of the places we visit.
Ways to Leave It Better
↟ Next Level 'Leave No Trace'
This means wiping any trace of other campers as well our own. The best way to do this is 'Pick where you park'. Litter picking both helps the environment and sends a powerful, positive message to others that we respect and take care of the places that we visit. It's also a gift to the people who visit after you and if they see the beauty of a place not covered in trash, hopefully they will take greater care in looking after it.
↟ Respect the Locals
Locals, both human and wildlife, deserve to be respected. After all, this is their home and we are just passing through. Be friendly and considerate, pay attention to signs, think about how your actions may affect those around you and consider the message you are sending to others about the camping community.
↟ Support the Communities
One of the reasons campervans get a bad rep is because it is thought they don't contribute to the local tourism. But we know there are plenty of ways to support a local community beyond staying at campsites. Shopping in local stores, dining in or grabbing a takeaway at cafes, pubs and restaurants, buying from local artists or donating to local charities are just some the ways we can support the small communities that we travel through.
↟ Spread the Word
Many of us have been following this ethos quietly up until now, but the time has come to shout about it. Our community is all about spreading a positive message to the World about the campervan and camping community so it's time to get talking. Whether it's to to fellow campers, locals, mates or the guy down the pub, we want you to spread the word.
The Leave It Better Community Sticker
Coming soon! We want this to be a badge of honour on our campervans to let people know what we are all about.
Leave It Better Resources
Come back soon for resources to help spread the Leave It Better message including template letters to send to locals communities and councils.