JCI and Let’s Do It Foundation Officially United to Organize a Massive World Cleanup Day

JCI and Let’s Do It Foundation signed an official Memorandum of Understanding, which states the will of two global NGOs to unite communities in a common goal – to organize a massive global waste cleanup action World Cleanup Day on September 8th, 2018.

JCI President Paschal Dike and Member of the Board of Let’s Do It Foundation signed an official Memorandum of Understanding in Quebec, Canada. Photo by: JCI Estonia President Kaire Valge

JCI is a membership-based nonprofit organization for young active citizens aged 18 to 40 dedicated to positive change in their communities. Through projects in more than 5000 communities, across more than 125 countries.

During the JCI World Congress in Quebec, Canada, an official Memorandum of Understanding was signed. JCI members seek targeted solutions to local problems, creating a global impact and are therefore a perfect partner for us. Let’s Do It! is all about bringing people together and strengthening communities to take action for a better society and environment,” commented Eva Truuverk, a long term JCI member and the Member of the Board of Let’s Do It Foundation.

“The collaboration between JCI and the World Cleanup Day campaign shows how active citizenship within local communities can unite all sectors of society and citizens for a global sustainable impact. World Cleanup Day is specifically addressing illegal waste, because it’s a problem that effects us all. We encourage all Let’s Do It! activists around the world to connect with their national JCI teams and establish an alliance to build a strong local campaign,” Truuverk added.

Let’s Do It! World is a civic-led mass movement that began in Estonia in 2008 when 50,000 people united together to clean up the entire country in just five hours. Since then, Let’s Do It! has spread this model—one country in one day—around the world. To date, 113 countries and over 16 million people have joined us to clean up illegal waste.

On September 8, 2018, World Cleanup Day, people in 150 countries will stand up against the global trash problem and clean up waste, making it the biggest positive civic action the world has seen. 
 
More information:
Meelika Hirmo
Let’s Do It! World 
Head of Public Relations & Communication
Phone: +372 504 1258
Skype: meelikahirmo