20 countries will be cleaned by activists

Within the next 5 weeks hundreds of thousands of volunteers are going to clean up their towns and country sides. The one-day civic actions are a part of the global civic effort, called World Cleanup 2012. There have already been 46 successful cleanup days all over the World since 24th of March 2012, when World Cleanup 2012 begun and the remaining efforts will add 20 new countries to the team.

The next cleanup will take place on the 28th of August in Cambodia. Organizing team is expecting 10 000 volunteers to come out on Sunday. The short-term goal is to show citizens that they can make a real difference in the society. The team is hoping that cleanup day will become an annual event, engaging communities in different cities and villages across the country. “We want to change peoples’ attitude, to encourage them to become more active and live in the spirit of "let's do it, and do it now!", says Keo Chanrida, the leader of “Let’s Do It Cambodia” civic group, adding: "Everyone is responsible for the wellbeing of our communities and neighborhoods. If not now, when? If not you, who?"

Previous cleanups that have taken place in different continents have proved that the aims named above are reachable - more and more citizens are taking initiative all over the world. In many countries the cleanups have become an annual event that brings the vast network of local civic leaders and communities to the forefront. For example in Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, Romania, Portugal, Bulgaria, Finland and Lithuania the cleanup has taken place already more than once. The number of participants in different actions, ranges from several thousand volunteers up to hundreds of thousands – Slovenia and Bulgaria taking the cake with 275 000 and 320 000 participants in the action respectively.

In September the cleanups will take place in Bosnia and Herzegovina, South Africa, Belarus, Russia, Armenia, Philippines, Malaysia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, France, El Salvador, Belgium, Mauritius, Albania, Kazakhstan, Cyprus and Italy. World Cleanup 2012 action calendar can be found here: http://www.letsdoitworld.org/cleanup_dates

World Cleanup 2012 is supported by Skype, Outfit7, Estonian Air and Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

More information about World Cleanup 2012 global effort

Tiina Urm, Head of communications
World Cleanup 2012
Phone: (+372) 53 000 515
E-mail: tiina [at] letsdoitworld [dot] org
Homepage: www.letsdoitworld.org
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/letsdoitworld
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/letsdoitworld

More information on the cleanup actions


Mr. Keo Chanrida, Project Chair of Let's Do It Cambodia 2011 & 2012

Phone: (+855) 12 538 835

E-mail: keochanrida [at] gmail [dot] com

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