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31. May 2013, 17:05
El Salvador, Senegal, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Cambodia, Bhutan and Pakistan have scheduled massive cleanup actions from 1st till 5th of June in the frame of massive civic movement Let’s Do It! World Cleanup.
On the 1st of June El Salvador and Senegal are about to stand up against illegal garbage and clean the country with the help of volunteers. Seven Asian countries have scheduled a cleanup action on the 5th of June.
“We are a group of Salvadorians from different ages and careers that understand that waste management is a huge problem, if we continue producing more trash and pollution we’ll damage our beautiful country. It is our responsibility to take care of our country, our planet, our home. That’s why we started to motivate more people and take action, showing how people united can have incredible results,” said Afshin Eighani, the Sustainable Development Director of Let’s Do It! El Salvador.
He also emphasizes the importance of changing habits instead of only dealing with the consequences. “We need to impulse a change in our culture as we are one of the most consuming countries of America. This is a serious problem as the more you consume the more trash you produce. So it is important to show the Salvadorians that small changes like not buying things you don’t need would reduce the amount of trash. We have to find creative ways to rethink and reuse the trash to have a lower impact on our planet,” he adds.
The movement “Let’s Do It!” was born in 2008 in an European country Estonia, when around 50,000 people came together to remove 10,000 tons of illegal garbage from roadsides, forests, and towns, cleaning up the entire country in just five hours. In the normal circumstances it would have taken the government three years and 22,500,000 Euros to clean up the same amount of illegal garbage, but it was done for 500,000 euros and in only one day. By today, more than over 140 different cleanup actions, engaging a total of more than 8 million volunteers, have taken place. Over 100 countries have joined the Let’s Do It! network.
The cleanup days of countries can be followed and will be updated regularly here.
Let’s Do It! movement is supported by Skype, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Estonian Ministry of the Environment, QlikView, Tallink Group, DHL Estonia, Enterprise Estonia (EAS) and EuroPark Estonia.
More information on Let’s Do It! movement (including contacts of participating countries):
Let’s Do It! World Cleanup 2013
Head of Public Relations & Communication
GSM: +372 504 1258
E-mail: [email protected]
Home page: https://www.letsdoitworld.org