New partners, welcome!

The Let’s Do It! Foundation is very happy to welcome two new partner organisations to the World Cleanup Day movement – The Global EcoVillage Network, and ECOLISE. The Global EcoVillage Network is a growing network of eco-conscious communities, with a mission “to innovate, enable, educate and advocate for the shift to a regenerative world, in […]

The Let’s Do It! Foundation is very happy to welcome two new partner organisations to the World Cleanup Day movement – The Global EcoVillage Network, and ECOLISE.

The Global EcoVillage Network is a growing network of eco-conscious communities, with a mission “to innovate, enable, educate and advocate for the shift to a regenerative world, in partnership with ecovillages and all those dedicated to developing and demonstrating regenerative practices in their lifestyles and communities.” ECOLISE is the European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability. Their aim is to “create an accessible and evolving international platform for learning, action and advocacy in community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability in Europe.”

Merili Vares, Head of Partnerships at Let’s Do It!, says: “Both the Global EcoVillage Network and ECOLISE have been strong allies of Let’s Do It! for years, and we have a great appreciation for their commitment and dedication to sustainable living. We are extremely happy that these two networks, and all the amazing people within them, are on board to help organise and educate volunteers participating in World Cleanup Day, September 15th 2018.”

Next month, members of the World Cleanup Day HQ team will be leading a workshop at the Ecovillage Conference 2018.  The conference, entitled “The Wisdom of Conscious Communities”, runs from 10-14 July and will see more than 500 sustainability experts and pioneers from all over the world gather in Lilleroru, Estonia.

GEN says, “The goal of this year’s conference is to forge connections and craft practical solutions to inspire sustainable transition in a wider society.  Among our speakers there are some truly remarkable visionaries and pioneers of sustainable development.”

Speakers include:

  • Dr Vandana Shiva (India, picture above), one of the most influential advocates of the local, sustainable and just modes of food production.
  • Gunter Pauli (Belgium), an entrepreneur and the pioneer of the socially and ecologically sustainable Blue Economy business model and movement.
  • Jonathan Dawson (UK), Head of Economics at Schumacher College, a former President of the Global Ecovillage Network, and one of the creators of Gaia Education curriculum.
  • Albert Bates (USA) an environmental lawyer, innovator and permaculture expert and a GEN delegate to COP climate conferences, advocating ecologically sustainable community based methods to reverse climate change.

Want to become a partner organisation in the biggest civic action in human history, World Cleanup Day? Please visit our Partners page for further information: https://www.worldcleanupday.org/partner/