NEWS: Hundreds of thousands of people coming together to help clean up Bulgaria

15/09/2018 The World Cleanup Day in Bulgaria has started and during the day 400 000 people around the country will work together to clean up 1150 different locations. Bulgaria is a country known for its natural variety and this also reflects on the areas being cleaned today. They are starting high – more precisely 2000 […]

15/09/2018

The World Cleanup Day in Bulgaria has started and during the day 400 000 people around the country will work together to clean up 1150 different locations. Bulgaria is a country known for its natural variety and this also reflects on the areas being cleaned today. They are starting high – more precisely 2000 meters from sea level, to clean up their beautiful mountains. From there, they will work their way down to the bottom of the Black Sea.

The number of people expected to take part in the event is historically high for Bulgaria as it has almost tripled when compared to the 150 000 who participated in the 2016 cleanup event. This year lots of different people have come together to help, from children to celebrities.

Many schools and families have taken children to the event to witness firsthand the need for recycling, waste management and sustainable development. In addition to the many children taking part, there are a lot of helpers from both the public and the private sector, including numerous IT companies and even international corporations like Coca Cola.

The public sector is working hard to reach a cleaner Bulgaria and to set an example for its citizens – Mr. Neno Dimov, the Minister of Environment and Water, Mr. Krasen Kralev, the Minister of Youth and Sports and the President’s administration are all taking part of the event in various locations with other volunteers.

The team leader for the Bulgarian clean up, Ms. Maria Lazarova, added that it is great to see people from different backgrounds and ages come together for this noble goal and that for those who are unable to participate but want to learn more about how the day goes they are also hosting a live broadcast which captures the whole process. She added that they are really blessed with the weather as well as it just perfect for cleaning and thus they hope to really make a difference by the end of the day.

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World Cleanup Day events can be followed through the homepage www.letsdoitworld.org. The 24-hour, non-stop World Cleanup Live Show will cover the cleanups across the globe. The show is hosted by Irish TV presenter and producer Colm Flynn and TV presenter Zihlo Ndlovu from Zimbabwe and will be broadcast from Tallinn, Estonia. It will be aired via the World Cleanup Day website https://www.worldcleanupday.org/and also via Facebook and YouTube channels.

The year 2018 marks 100 years since the founding of the Republic of Estonia. World Cleanup Day 2018 is Estonia’s biggest gift to the world on its 100th anniversary. More information about the centenary events can be found at www.EV100.ee

More information:

Website:  www.worldcleanupday.org

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/worldcleanupday2018/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/letsdoitworld

Tiina Urm, Head of Communication

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