Today, March 3, officially marks the 200-day countdown to World Cleanup Day on September 19th. What is more, today also marks the 50-day countdown to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd. Through our joint efforts, both events will serve as an opportunity to unite the cleanup community around our mutual goal of a waste-free world.
Heidi Solba, President and the Head of LDIW network, stressed necessity of open collaboration of all parties: “We can create positive change in the world can only through global collaboration, and by recognition of the power we have, when acting together. The waste problem matters to everyone on the planet, we need to solve it together with governments, businesses, and communities. In collaboration, we extend the boundaries of what we can achieve – and this is crucial to make the necessary positive shifts in society.”
“We are looking forward to tackling waste problems with Earth Day Network by organising two huge events together – Great Global Cleanup and World Cleanup Day,” Solba added.
Kathleen Rogers, President of the Earth Day Network, said: “I am thrilled to have the involvement of Let’s Do It World in supporting Earth Day 2020 and am excited to see the momentum carry through towards World Cleanup Day.”
“By involving the world’s foremost cleanup network in one of the planet’s most celebrated days, I am confident we can achieve more together when it comes to out-of-control waste” she added.
Earth Day 2020 comes 50 years after the first Earth Day which, in 1970, mobilised over 20 million citizens to demand action on the environmental challenges of the time.
Today Earth Day is observed in around 190 countries and mobilises one billion people and close to 100,000 organisations.
Let’s Do It World – www.worldcleanupday.org– is a global organisation that unites more than 180 countries. World Cleanup Day is the biggest event organised by Let’s Do It World. The first World Cleanup day was held on 15th September 2018 and it gathered 17,6 million people across 157 countries and territories for the biggest waste collection effort in human history. The second edition, on 21st September 2019 saw more than 21 million people from 180 countries cleaning up trash. World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of everyday people, its strength lies in cooperation and collaboration: building bridges between disparate communities and including all levels of society – from citizens to business, to government. Each country has a leader or a group of leaders, who work day and night, often as volunteers, to mobilise the people in their countries for World Cleanup Day.
As 3rd of March, 2020 marks 200 days until World Cleanup Day, the Let’s Do It Network is already planning for the World Cleanup Day 2020 by organising Leader academies, providing organisational and marketing support for local teams, and inviting new people with the waste management issues at heart, to join in the movement and make a real change.
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