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UPDATED: The Estonian clean-up initiative engages 144 countries in a single day

The Estonian-founded global clean-up initiative, Let’s Do It! World, brought together 144 countries from all over the world for a massive waste clean-up on 15 September.* The Let’s Do It! movement, which started in Estonia in 2008 when 50,000 people came together and cleaned up the entire country in five …

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Estonia’s air is one of the cleanest in the world – WHO

According to the data by the World Health Organisation, Estonia is among the countries with the cleanest air. According to the WHO, the countries with the cleanest air are Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Canada, Norway and Iceland. The worst air quality in the world, according to the WHO, are the continents …

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140 years ago, wolves still ate people in Estonia

One hundred and forty years ago, it was a common occurrence that wolves attacked people – and kidnapped children – instead of being afraid of them; nowadays, however, the newly-elected national animal of Estonia usually keeps to itself. This article was originally published by the University of Tartu blog, authored …

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PICTURES: Estonian community in the Netherlands dedicate an oak field to Estonia

The members of the Estonian community in the Netherlands opened a field of oak trees near Amsterdam, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. The oak field was opened near Amsterdam on 24 March and presented as a “gift” from the Estonians living in the Netherlands. “We …

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Study: Estonia one of the five countries least vulnerable to climate change

According to a study by HSBC, a global financial institution, Estonia is one of the five countries considered the least vulnerable to climate change. The other countries among the five are Finland, Sweden, Norway and New Zealand. HSBC assessed 67 developed, emerging and frontier markets based on their vulnerability to …

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Estonian clean-up initiative aims to engage 150 countries in a single day

The Estonian-founded global clean-up initiative, Let’s Do It! World, aims to bring together 150 countries from all over the world for a massive waste clean-up on 15 September. The Let’s Do It! movement, which started in Estonia in 2008 when 50,000 people came together and cleaned up the entire country …

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Tallinn to serve as the global hub for a climate change hackathon

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, will serve as the main stage for the climate change hackathon, Climathon 2017, a worldwide 24-hour hackathon focussed on climate change challenges for cities. During the annual worldwide hackathon – this year’s edition takes place on 27 October 2017 – students, entrepreneurs, big thinkers, technical …

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