World Cleanup 2012 news

Three Urban Sustainability Projects Making Global Strides

By Ashley Halligan, an analyst at Software Advice

Real action brought together 15 countries in Rio yesterday

15 countries took part in the cleanup event in Rio, on Tuesday, 19th of June, covering the area between Ipanema and Copacabana beach. The World Cleanup Rio+20 action combined the efforts of local communities and Rio+20 delegates to create immediate results on spot and to send out a simple message to the whole world – Let’s act now!

Beach, park and ocean cleanup on 19th of June in Rio

On Tuesday, 19th of June, an international cleanup, combining the efforts of countries’ delegations attending Rio+20 and representatives from local communities, will swipe clean an area between Rio’s most famous beaches – Copacabana and Ipanema.

International conference in Russia to prepare for the country-wide action "Let's do it!" 2012

From 9th to 12th of June, an international conference in preparation for the Russia-wide clean-up action “Let’s do it” 2012 (Sdelaem 2012) was held in Leningrad province, Orehhovo, recreation centre „Zhuravushka“.

World Cleanup in Rio+20 at 19th of June!

This month the United Nations will hold the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio 2012 or Rio+20, hosted by Brazil in

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  • Six countries and hundreds of thousands of volunteers join their efforts in the fight against illegal garbage

    Within next week extensive civic cleanups will take place in Hungary, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Cameroon and Canada as a part of the biggest and most ambitious civic movement in history - World Cleanup 2012. Though the cleanups are held in 4 different continents, the goal is the same: to make a difference in our living environment.

    Catadores swept clean São Bernardo and Diadema in Brazil

    May 6th 2012, Sunday, is a day that will always be remembered by the citizens of São Bernardo and Diadema as a special day of public mobilization. The Let's Do It! teams in Brazil organized public cleanup actions to engage communities to make real changes in the neighborhoods and raise the general awareness about illegal dumping.

    Albanian cleanup - not just a cleanup

    The Albanian National Cleanup day "Albanian Cleanup - Shqiperi e Paster” that took place on the 20th of April 2012 was a great success and made remarkable results on urban waste cleaning – all thanks to the participation of the Albanian citizens.

    Algeria has set the ball rolling with a great first cleanup action

    Early on the morning of 19th of May, 1000 people stepped out from their homes in six different regions of Algeria. They had chosen to spend their day in cleaning up their home cities and villages.

    Thousands of volunteers from Lapland to Thailand joining in world-wide waste cleaning action

    From 19th till 29th of May international civic campaign World Cleanup 2012 brings together seven countries from Africa, Europe, South-America and Asia in order to clean illegal waste and raise awareness of the communities.

    Presenting World Cleanup 2012 in European Parliament during European Day

    On 12th of May the European institutions opened their doors to the public. Of course our team in Belgium decided to use this opportunity to get new people excited about cleaning up their country! Netherlands, Estonia, Germany rushed in to help.

    Civic-led cleanup actions are bringing together hundreds of thousands of people in 6 countries this weekend!

    The coming weekend will make history in Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Kingdom and Turkey, which are all part of the 94 countries participating in the biggest civic movement in history - World  Cleanup 2012 - by organizing massive one-day cleaning action to collect illegally disposed waste in their countries.

    Huge civic-led cleanups in Estonia, Finland and Brazil

    From 5th to 10th of May there will be huge cleanups in two different continents: tens of thousands of volunteers in Estonia, Finland and Brazil will join forces and hands in order to make their countries waste-free.

    Cleanup in Austria: 50 000 people and counting

    Austria had a cleanup day on 21st of April to gather people in cities, towns and villages to participate in the united effort to make Austria cleaner. The organizing team partnered up with many different organizations and municipalities across the country to engage local communities, students and families in the action.

    Flashmob in Albania

    Flashmob in Albania