Let’s Do It! movement and World Cleanup 2012
Meet one of the most fast expanding civic movements - Let's Do It! The civic movement was born in 2008 in a little country in the North of Europe – Estonia. 50.000 people came together to lift 10.000 tons of illegal garbage from roadsides, forests and towns in just 5 hours. Please take a look at a video about the cleanup here: www.youtube.com/letsdoitworld
The action inspired people in many different countries and the network of people, determined to organize massive cleanup actions to clean their homecountries, started to grow. By today, more than 70 different inspired cleanup actions, engaging altogether more than 4 million volunteers, have already taken place in different countries. The list of the cleanup actions, can be found here: http://www.letsdoitworld.org/cleanup_dates
Let's Do It! movement, hand in hand with hundreds of volunteers, NGOs and many other groups and organizations have now come together to initiate the most ambitious global volunteer action ever - World Cleanup 2012: a series of local, national and regional cleanup events taking place from 24th of March 2012 until 25th of September 2012. Right now 94 countries are already on board and the circle of countries is growing every week. Have a look if your home country is already included: www.letsdoitworld.org/countries
Creating the ugliest map ever! - World Waste Map
According to estimations there's 100 million tons of illegal garbage lying around in the world. In many places people and organizations have been working hard for many years to clean local areas. But until this moment, in most of the countries, there is not even a clear understanding how big is the problem of illegal garbage.
To get to know the real extent of the problem, to give everyone a chance to make a difference in their homes and neighborhoods, Let's Do It! movement is inviting people to join the global community of garbage mappers!
World Waste Map- an easy-to-use free online tool, that everyone can use to map the illegal garbage in any area in the world. By using free applications for iPhone and Android phones, it's possible to send the data and locations of the most troubling dumping areas to an open virtual world waste map, which is visible to everyone online.
To get more specific instructions and to have a look at the garbage that is already mapped, go to: http://www.letsdoitworld.org/mapthewaste