Let’s Do It! World

Estonian-founded global clean-up movement wins UNESCO-Japan prize

The Estonian-founded global clean-up initiative, the Let’s Do It Foundation, is one of the three winners of the 2018 edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize. The Let’s Do It Foundation won the prize for its international projects, the “World Cleanup Day” and “Keep it Clean.” The UNESCO-Japan Prize is funded by …

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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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A crazy Estonian idea urges people to clean up their countries in one day

When the Estonian entrepreneur, Rainer Nõlvak, announced his team wants to bring together 50,000 Estonians to clean up the entire country from illegal waste in just one day, there was a lot of disbelief. Something like this had never been done anywhere in the world.* Back in 2007, nobody had …

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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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Over 2.7 million people take part in Let’s Do It! cleaning campaigns across Europe

In April and May, more than 2.7 million people from 20 countries joined the Let’s Do It! cleanups, accompanied by festivals and events to draw attention to the growing problem of illegal waste. Let’s Do It! cleanup events were held in Belarus (23,000 people), Cyprus (15,000), the Czech Republic (65,000), …

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How I fell in love with Hiiumaa and discovered the Estonian passion

Iris van Genuchten, originally from the Netherlands, writes how she ended up in the Estonian island of Hiiumaa and fell in love with it, discovering the Estonian passion along the way. Some encounters pass by gradually, almost unnoticed, until some years later that encounter turns out to be a key moment …

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Estonian clean-up initiative aims to engage 150 countries in 2018

The Estonian global clean-up initiative, Let’s Do It! World, aims to bring together 150 countries all over the world for a massive waste clean-up on 8 September 2018; to kickstart the event, the organisers have launched a crowdfunding campaign. “With our crowdfunding campaign, we’re taking the first real step to …

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Let’s Do It! World clean-up engaged over 3.4M volunteers to clean up waste last year

Last year, the civic-led waste clean-ups, part of the Let’s Do It! World campaign, engaged 3.4 million people in 34 countries who altogether collected about 45,000 tonnes of illegal waste. Albania, Kenya, Libya, Macedonia, the Philippines, Russia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Romania, Colombia, Kosovo, Finland, Belarus, Hungary, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, …

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Estonian-founded Let’s Do It! World held in Afghanistan despite deadly attacks

Over 9,000 people took part in a waste clean-up action in Afghanistan recently. The cleanup action was organised in ten provinces, including Kabul, which witnessed three terrifying suicide attacks just a day before. “We had three deadly suicide attacks on 7 August in Kabul, the capital. More than 40 people …

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