We are


Und du?

It is our nature. 

PATRON stands for the vision of a nature free of plastic waste. As a non-profit organisation, we have set ourselves the goal of taking an active role in the restoration and preservation of natural places. With our CleanUP events and workshops, we want to initiate an intrinsic change of consciousness and inspire people to awaken the protective instinct within themselves.

Join the movement towards #plasticfreepeaks.

PATRON CleanUP tour 2024.

Info & registration


A lot has happened since the first litter collection campaign in the Allgäu region in 2019. In 2022 alone, over 8,000 volunteers travelled more than 7,000 kilometres in the German and Austrian Alpine region during CleanUP Days to join us in freeing nature from waste. In 2023, almost 20,000 PATRONs set off to get closer to the common goal of #plasticfreepeaks. This year, the PATRON CleanUP Tour is entering its fifth round. 

how we act.


The Educate pillar is an integral part of the association. We are driven by our love of the diverse and beautiful nature in the Allgäu. And thus the start of a great journey. Through workshops, courses and events, we want to get our message out there and, step by step, raise awareness for a life in harmony with nature - for safe and nature-friendly outdoor sports.

how we educate.


The association lives through and with the #patroncommunity. During and outside the CleanUP Days, events are organised that invite people to inform themselves, exchange ideas, take action and celebrate - be it at community hikes, CleanUP workshops, TrashArt projects or a #patronconcert. Because the whole thing is even more fun when doing it together and every success, no matter how small, can be celebrated in the community.

how we get together.




News, News, News.

  • Lake Constance CleanUP Days 2024

    The Lake Constance CleanUP Days 2024 start in a week's time. Together with our partner Deutsche Bodensee Tourismus, we are calling on people to clean up the nature along the German shores of Lake Constance and the surrounding area from 17-23 June. Are you following the call?

    Info & registration
  • Get Together @Lake Constance

    During the Lake Constance CleanUP Days 2024, we will be organising several events to encourage people to come together, take action and inform themselves. On Friday, 21 June we will be active in Lindau & on Saturday, 22 June and Sunday, 23 June at the Wirthshof in Markdorf. When and where will we meet?

    About the programme
  • Thanks Garda Trentino!

    For this wonderful premiere & for the fact that together we have made a contribution to a cleaner environment. We are thrilled and delighted with 44 teams, around 500 registered participants and almost 300 kilometres of route cleaned. Hope to come back next year!

    To the review
  • Garda Trentino CleanUP Days 2024

    For the first time, we can be active on Lake Garda & in the beautiful Garda Trentino region! Together with Garda Dolimiti S.p.A., we are calling on people to go out and clear nature of rubbish from 25-28 April. Are you following the call?

    Info & registration
  • Thanks Black Forest!

    Despite rain, wind & even snow, around 2,950 PATRONs set off for the Black Forest CleanUP Days & gave something back to nature. We say #thankyou & look forward to 2025 - hopefully with more sunshine & a few more kilometres?

  • Black Forest CleanUP Days 2024

    Let's go, Black Forest! From 15-21 April, together with our partner Schwarzwald Tourismus, we are calling on you to get out and clear nature of leftover trash. Grab your outdoor buddies, sign up for the CleanUP & set off to do good.

    Info & Registration
  • Conscious Touring

    It's all about climate, nature & safety. In three short videos, experts talk about the importance of climate change, nature and safety on the mountain & in relation to a ski and splitboard tour. Learn more.

    To PATRON YouTube channel
  • CleanUP Action in Fribourg!

    Let's get together! A community hike will take us from the great outdoors to ArTik, where we invite you to a CleanUP workshop, a hands-on TrashART art event and a FutureUP market. In the evening we will dance at an event in the ArTik and celebrate the joint success of the Black Forest CleanUP Days.

  • WELCOME Anna!

    As of today, we have a new PATRON face: Anna. In future, she will be responsible for school workshops in the EDUCATE department. She wants to pass on her fascination with nature and the associated awareness that we are guests in nature and that it does not belong to us to younger generations. We are delighted to have you on the team!

  • PATRON meets Cinema | Part II

    On Saturday, 16.03.24 we will be guests at the Colosseum Center Kempten. The documentary 'Plastic Fantastic' starts at 10 am & afterwards we will go out together to free nature from the garbage left behind. Join the movie & community hike!

  • PATRON Conscious Touring Weekend

    Save the Date: the next PATRON Basecamp Workshop will take place on March 08 & 09, 2024! It's all about Consciousness! Together with POW Austria, Jones Snowboard, Blizzard Tecnica & PIEPS!

  • WELCOME Anni!

    As of today, we would like to welcome Anni to the team! As a working student, she supports the association in the areas of content creation & marketing. For her bachelor thesis, she is conducting her own CleanUP in Valencia and recording everything in a short film. So stoked!

  • PATRON Safety Days

    First date fully booked! Only a few places are still available for the additional date on February 03 + 04 - it's worth being quick! Find out how you can travel safely and in harmony with nature in winter.

  • PATRON meets Cinema

    Join the movie & community hike. On Sunday, February 11, 2024 we will be guests at the Heidelberg cinema 'Kamera'. The movie 'Plastic Fantastic' will be shown at the matinee screening. Afterwards we will go to the Heiligenberg. Equipped with a CleanUP kit, of course, to free nature from garbage.

  • PATRON CleanUP Tour 2024

    We proudly present: The tour dates and stops of the CleanUP Tour 2024! 15. - 21.04. - Black Forest | 27. - 28.04. - Garda Trentino | 17. - 23.06. - Lake Constance | 05. - 14.07. - Allgäu | 12. - 15.09. - Vorarlberg | 19. - 22.09. - South Tyrol | 26. - 29.09. - Tyrol | We look forward to seeing you! #youarepatron

  • WELCOME Robin!

    As of today, we welcome Robin to our team. Together with Anna and Martina, she organizes the CleanUP Tour and takes care of marketing and events. We are looking forward to many wonderful moments - be it outdoors in nature or dancing at a concert!

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