Clean World Conference
26-29 January 2017 Radisson Blu Sky Hotel, Tallinn, Estonia
September 8th 2018 is approaching fast. Exactly 590 days are between the Clean World Conference and the moment when we will undertake the biggest joint clean up effort the world has ever seen – World Cleanup Day.
Around 200 participants from all over the world will attend this year’s Clean World Conference, offering an unprecedented opportunity for networking and discussion as we aim to make important decisions about World Cleanup Day.
Scroll down in order to find more information about our keynote speakers and agenda of the conference.
Conference moderator - Kosha Anja Joubert
Kosha (MSc Org. Dev.) serves as Executive Director of the Global Ecovillage Network. She has many years of experience as an international facilitator, trainer, and consultant and has worked extensively in the fields of community empowerment, intercultural collaboration and sustainable development. Kosha grew up in South Africa under Apartheid and has been dedicated to building bridges across divides ever since. She has lived in ecovillages for the past 25 years. Kosha is also a co-founder of Gaia Education, which develops trainings at the cutting-edge of sustainability, and co-author of the internationally applied curriculum of the Ecovillage Design Education. This year, Kosha received the Dadi Janki Award – 100 Women of Spirit – For engaging spirituality in life and work and for making a difference in the world.
He is the founder and CEO of D-Waste and the President of International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).
He has been involved in solid waste management projects for 20 years, in 20 countries and he has completed more than 150 projects. He strongly believes that a Wasteless Future is realistic, by combining technical and social innovation.
His recent research work deals with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impacts to waste management and recycling. Before that, his work has focused on Globalization, Megacities and Solid Waste Management as well as with on the use of mobile apps for a better waste management. He is also the inventor of Waste Atlas, a global interactive map that is developed in cooperation with GIZ SWEEPNET, ISWA, WTERT, SWAPI and Leeds University.
Antonis Mavropoulos has published and participated in the writing of several books and scientific publications, while his articles have been translated in Portuguese, Rumanian, Hindu and Spanish. For more about him you can visit his blog at wastelessfuture.com.
Jeff Kirschner & Litterati
Litterati is a community that is “crowdsource-cleaning” the planet – one piece of litter at a time. With participation in over 100 countries, the Litterati community is picking up litter and simultaneously collecting data such as identifying brands and mapping problem areas. Together we are working with schools, companies, and cities to create a litter-free world.
Asher Jay, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, UN Women Design Star
Asher’s travels to the frontline have made her witness and story-teller, combatting illegal wildlife trafficking, promoting habitat sanctuaries and illuminating humanitarian emergencies. Her core message, again and again: biodiversity loss during the Anthropocene – the Age of Man.
When the World is drowning in waste – whose problem is it?
What is the essence of change? How do we change our world and our communities to make a better place for all of us? And if so, whose “job” is it to initiate changes that affect the behaviour and values of the society? Let’s Do It! is all about the change in behavioural patterns and attitudes.
Let’s Do It! movement has witnessed many stories of positive change in different countries. At the same time, the world waste problem is out of control, we are consuming more than ever, and producing more waste than ever. The question is, who should take the leadership in cleaning up our planet and end the waste pollution? Can we address the scale of the problem and turn it around? What is the role of government, business and non-profit organisations? Why haven’t we still solved the problem? What’s been stopping us, and how do we move faster towards real solutions?
- Mrs. Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia (on the photo)
- Mr. Antonis Mavropoulos, the founder and CEO of D-Waste and the President of International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).
- Mr. Jeff Kirschner, the founder of Litterati (online community identifying, mapping, and collecting the world’s litter)
- Mrs. Asher Jay, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, UN Women Design Star
Panel discussion moderator - Nara Petrovič
Discussion “When the World is drowning in waste – whose problem is it?” will be chaired by Nara Petrovič, an initiator of the Let’s Do It! cleanup campaign in Slovenia, where 14% of the population came out in one day to clean up the waste, and started a movement towards make Slovenia a zero waste country.
Commissioner Karmenu Vella
Karmenu Vella is the European Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs. He was born in Malta on June 1950. Mr Vella graduated in Architecture and Civil Engineering, and later obtained a Master of Science in Tourism Management from University of Sheffield. He was first elected to Parliament in 1976 and was re-elected nine consecutive times. During his political career he has been appointed Minister for Public Works, Minister for Industry and Minister for Tourism twice. Mr Vella had also held various senior posts in the private sector.
Thursday, January 26th
19:00-23:00 Welcome reception at Radisson Blu Sky hotel, restaurant Lounge 24
Friday, January 27th
8:30 Morning yoga
Conference moderator – Kosha Anja Joubert, Execute Director of Global Ecovillage Network
9:00 Getting together. Energy circle
9:30 Welcome words
Vilja Ruotsala, International School of Estonia
Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment
Takuro Nakaizumi, 2017 Chairperson / JCI UN and External Affairs Committee
10:00 Kadi Kenk, Head of Partnerships of Let’s Do It! World
10:20 Antonis Mavropoulos, president of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Jeff Kirschner, Founder and CEO of Litterati
12:20 Asher Jay, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, UN Women Design Star
14:00 Energy circle
14:10 Panel discussion “When the World is drowning in waste – whose problem is it?”
Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia
Antonis Mavropoulos, President of ISWA
Jeff Kirschner, Founder and CEO of Litterati
Asher Jay, National Geographic Emerging Explorer
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Rainer Nõlvak, Chief Motivator of Let’s do it! World
16:20 World Cleanup Day brand launch, Tauno Loodus, Zavod BBDO
17:00 How technology will help the World Cleanup Day? Margus Simson, Head of Technology team of Let’s Do It! World
17:20 Wrap up of the day
18:00 End of the day
19:20 / 19:50 Buses in front of Radisson Blu Hotel to Vaba Lava theatre house
20:00 Dinner and party at Vaba Lava theatre house
00:00 Buses back to Radisson Blu Sky hotel
Saturday, January 28th
8:30 Morning yoga
9:00 Energy circle
9:10 Introduction of the day
9:30 Open cafe: working sessions – all together
13:00 Parallel working sessions in groups
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Wrap up of the workshops
16:30 Good will ceremony
18:00 End of the conference
19:30 Gathering at the hotel lobby for a walk to dinner
20:00 – 00:00 Dinner and party at Õpetajate Maja in Tallinn old town
Sunday, January 29th
9:00 – 13:30 Bus ride to the bog, snacks included
9:45 – 12:00 City tour 1, ending with tea and pie at Cafe Lyon
12:00 – 14:00 City tour 2, ending with tea and pie at Cafe Lyon
Let’s Do It Foundation thanks all the volunteers who are behind the organizing of Clean World Conference 2017. Special thanks to the partners who are making this conference possible and partners who have committed to making World Cleanup Day a success world-wide. Working with you is a pleasure and a true privilege.
Thank you for helping to connect heroes and make their time in Estonia memorable!