Community activities day "Let's do it!"

What is the community activities day "Let's do it!"?

It's the day of collective action that has been taking place in different forms all over Estonia since the year 2008. In 2008 people gathered together to clean Estonia from illegal garbage, in 2009 people gathered together to generate good ideas and from 2010-2017 there have been several different actions (Estonian: talgud) all over Estonia. Every community, organization or active citizen decided by themselves what needed to be done and asked other people to join according to that.  

The main purpose of the day is the contribution to the civil society in Estonia by promoting active attitude, strenghtening local communities and supporting the development of local leaders.      

Let’s do it in 2018

The day will take place on the 5th of May 2018 in the same format - you are welcome to join!

                                                                                         

Let’s do it in 2017

The day of community activities took place on the 6th of May. The day was really successful - there were 2130 different actions taking place all over Estonia with around 52 650 participants (4% of the inhabitants)! Many Estonians care about their environment and are willing to collaborate. "You do not need to invent a new high-tech tool to change the world. The experience of The Day of Civil Actions shows that there is also no need for tens of thousands of Euros to change Estonian living environment - it is enough to have tens of thousands of Estonians who care," says the initiator of Estonian action, Tarmo Tüür.



The day is also a part of a global event called World Cleanup which is initiated by Estonians. There are already more than 100 countries all over the world that have joined the action. Read more about the cleanup from the website of Let's do it World: www.letsdoitworld.org!

World Cleanup Day

On September 15, 2018, World Cleanup Day, people in 150 countries will stand up against the global trash problem and clean up waste, making it the biggest positive civic action the world has seen.

Imagine a powerful “green wave” starting in Japan and ending in Hawaii, with hundreds of millions of people taking positive action together on the very same day. We aim to unite the global community, raise awareness, and implement true change to achieve our final goal – a clean and healthy planet.

The initiator of World Cleanup Day – Let’s Do It Foundation is a global civic movement with a mission to connect and empower people and organisations around the world for a clean planet. Already 17M caring people have joined the movement, cleaning up more than 500 000 tonnes of garbage in over 100 countries, saving lives, improving health, & reducing costs.

Take action now wherever you are! Through the actions you take in your local community you can make an impact, making the world a cleaner and better place. Read more: www.worldcleanupday.org/about/