Volunteers making a positive difference in the their homelands

 

Amazing success stories from around the world

Take Arifa Mohmand from Afghanistan, who helped her grieving community come together the day after 40 people were killed in a suicide attack. Instead of giving in to the violence, she gathered 9,000 people in Kabul to bring people together for a positive cause.

Then there were the 500,000 people of Ukraine, who banded together in the midst of a war. And that was just a start!

The same Let’s Do It! volunteers who cleaned up Slovenia, are now leading the charge to make Ljubljana, the first capital city of Europe to adapt Zero Waste goal. Here, country-wide cleanup campaigns are no longer even necessary.

In Brazil, where the movement is just gaining momentum, 20 cities and 180,000 volunteers have already joined in, enthusiastically demonstrating that “small, individual gestures construct a greater collective value.”

Albania, a country with arguably the lowest volunteering culture in Europe, has been transformed by Let’s Do It! activities, making a leap in waste management and civic action.

In Hungary, an anticipated 40,000 volunteers exceeded our wildest dreams when 200,000 arrived on cleanup day.

The volunteers in Mysore, India started with the goal of becoming the cleanest city in India. Using the Let’s Do It! framework, they succeeded.

Led by a young architect, the cleanup in El Salvador has decided on a broader approach, proving to us that there’s always room for deeper understanding and innovative approaches.

According to local civic leaders, Romania has historically had very passive civic involvement. But, Let’s Do It! actions have brought out hundreds of thousands of people, and many new initiatives have been born, inspiring an entire culture to increase participation nation wide.

And we can’t forget the people of Estonia, whose actions have inspired Let’s Do It! movements around the world. The past few year’s events in Estonia required only 17% of our participants cleaning up actual waste. The rest of the volunteers devoted their time to civic work tasks and preservation activities in their own communities, still banding together for one day of great work. The scene has changed but people still love to come together in great numbers and get something done for the good of all.

Check here for more information about the wonderful teams in different countries who run Let’s Do It! activities.