100 000+ volunteers cleaned up 530 tonnes of illegal waste in Greece

Let’s Do It! Greece cleanup day broke all previous participation records with more than 100 000 volunteers gathering a total of 530 tons of illegal waste.

109 000 volunteers, mostly pupils, make for a twofold increase in participation over previous years. With 1400 schools participating in cleanup initiative, volunteers cleaned up 1475 waste spots all over the country.

Let’s Do It! Greece preludes the grand event, World Cleanup Day on September 15th 2018, when people in 150 countries will stand up against the global trash problem and clean up waste, making it the biggest peaceful cooperation project of humankind. The “green wave” starts in Japan and, after moving across all timezones with the sun, ending in Hawaii with more than a 300 million people having participated.

Lets Do It! World is the outcome of a massive volunteer initiative, pioneered in Estonia in 2008, when 50 000 volunteers cleaned up 10 000 tonnes of illegal waste in just five hours. Officials estimated that the initiative saved local governments three years of work and 22,5 million Euros. The idea quickly caught on and has since spread globally, having now grown into a network of  about 100 countries. Today, Let’s Do It! is a global network, having engaged a total of more than 16 million participants.

To follow upcoming cleanup actions, please visit the web site of Let’s Do It! World: www.letsdoitworld.org. Photos of various cleanup events around the world can be found at the Let’s Do It! World Media Bank: mediabank.letsdoitworld.org