Economist: Collecting global garbage. Effluence of affluence

Publication: 
Economist
Description: 
“GARBOLOGY” is a word popularised (and possibly coined) by A.J. Weberman, a writer and activist whose credo was “you are what you throw away”. He made his name by rifling through Bob Dylan’s rubbish in search of insights into the singer’s soul, only to conclude—after trawling through used nappies, ripped-up fan mail and veterinary bills—that the fabled crooner was a pampered, middle-class family man, even in his heyday.

AFP: Global cyber anti-garbage drive aims to muster millions

Publication: 
AFP
Country: 
Estonia
Country: 
Russia
Description: 
Cyber-environmentalists said Thursday they aim to mobilise millions of people around the world for a mass waste clean-up, saying they had to step in because governments had failed to do so.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group embarks on World Cleanup 2012

Publication: 
Carlson
Description: 
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the kick off of World Cleanup 2012, a campaign which aims to cleanup illegal stray garbage and raise people’s awareness.

AFP: Global cyber anti-garbage drive shifts into gear

Publication: 
AFP
Description: 
TALLINN — Cyber-environmentalists said Friday 80 countries have joined the World Cleanup 2012 campaign which will see volunteers across the globe use the Internet to target illegal trash dumps for cleanup.

Call to take part in the World Cleanup 2012

Author: 
Mihkel Oviir
Publication: 
INTOSAI
Country: 
Estonia
Description: 
Environmental realm is something we all as individuals undoubtedly have a large stake in. But we also bear responsibility for its wellbeing and sustainable utilization. As the Chair of the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing, it is my strong conviction that public sector audit institutions are through their professional work in a wonderful position to set an example of that responsibility by contributing to a better management and caretaking of natural resources and environment surrounding us.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Kicks Off World Cleanup 2012

Publication: 
Green Lodging News
Description: 
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced the kickoff of World Cleanup 2012, a campaign which aims to cleanup illegal stray garbage and raise people’s awareness. Between March and September, the group will invite its hotels in 80 countries and territories to participate in cleanup actions; and celebrate the end of World Cleanup 2012 in September, the group’s annual Responsible Business Action Month.

Rezidor voted ethical company

Publication: 
TravelMole
Description: 
The US-think tank Ethisphere Institute has recognised Rezidor, for the third consecutive year, for its real and sustained ethical leadership. The group supports charity organizations such as World Childhood foundation, partners with responsible players like World Cleanup 2012, and has signed to the UN Global Compact and Caring for Climate initiative.

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Shares Victories

Publication: 
GAIA
Description: 
Joan Marc Simon, GAIA's European Regional Coordinator, was pleased to have the chance to give an informative talk on Zero Waste at the Let's Do It! World Clean-Up 2012 conference in Tallinn, Estonia.

Foreign Ministry to Provide Organizational Support for 'Let's Do It' Abroad

Author: 
Kristopher Rikken
Publication: 
ERR News
Country: 
Estonia
Description: 
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet says his ministry will throw its weight behind promoting the Let's Do It project around the world, starting with an appearance at a sustainable development conference in Brazil.