PRESS RELEASE: World Cleanup Day update no 4

15/09/2018 Now entering into the final third of the World Cleanup Day, the green wave has reached the areas with the highest concentration of participating countries. The current focus is on nations in the European and African time zones. World Cleanup Day Headquarters has results coming in continuously. Reports on the numbers of volunteers have […]

15/09/2018

Now entering into the final third of the World Cleanup Day, the green wave has reached the areas with the highest concentration of participating countries. The current focus is on nations in the European and African time zones.

World Cleanup Day Headquarters has results coming in continuously. Reports on the numbers of volunteers have come in from almost half of the participating countries so far, indicating an initial count of 17.2 million people.

Whilst 64 countries are in the midst of their cleanup action, by now more than 70 countries have completed theirs.

There are 17 countries yet to start their own World Cleanup Day action, as the green wave continues to sweep across the globe.

Speaking of highlights, even the President of Kyrgyzstan got his hands dirty, with more than 400,000 citizens became participants of World Cleanup Day. Most members of the Kyrgyzstan government helped to clean the country. Even the Mufti of Kyrgyzstan lent his approval and gave his blessing to clean the country. Read more: https://akipress.com/news:611024

The President of Kyrgyz isn’t the only politician to have joined the World Cleanup Day to help out. British Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment, Thérèse Coffey MP, joined the local cleaning forces in Mozambique while she was on a visit to meet with Mozambique’s Prime Minister. Photo of the volunteers from Mozambique: https://www.flickr.com/photos/letsdoitworld/29755491957/in/album-72157701333539685/

With the world’s strongest storm this year just hours away from Hong Kong and Southern China, thousands of volunteers gathered for World Cleanup Day despite the impending destruction. Super Typhoon Mangkhut is set to pummel the city with winds of up to 200km/h, and many are promising to help with the cleanup efforts which will be needed more than ever before.

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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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E-mail: [email protected]

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