Cleanups today in Ukraine, Moldova and Lithuania (Apr 16)

More than 400 000 volunteers are expected to participate in massive civic-led cleanup actions this Saturday, April 16, taking place in Ukraine, Moldova and Lithuania.

The country-wide cleanups are part of an international civic movement Let's do it! aiming to unite volunteers in many countries to clean up illegally dumped waste. Each of the actions is uniting public, private and third sector organizations and record amount of volunteers in a one day massive cleanup effort, covering the whole territory of the country.

Moldova's cleanup action is titled Hai Moldova! Professionals and students from different fields came together to form a cleanup organization team and start the preparation works in October last year. Today they are looking to bring together the efforts of 100 000 volunteers.

Ukraine had a first pilot cleanup in Kiew last september, attended by over 2000 volunteers. This time the cleanup is targeting illegal waste all over the country and 50 000 ukrainians are expected to show up today. To support the event, titled: "Зробимо Україну чистою!", a flashmob event was organized on the streets of Kiew on March 29th:

Lithuania is organizing a country-wide cleanup fourth time - the initiative titled "Darom!" has grown from 3000 people event in 2008 to a nation-wide effort, engaging 200 000 volunteers last year and aiming to bring 300 000 people together this time. The task is huge - to clean up 15 000 tons of illegally dumped waste from forests, lake- and riversides.

The Let's do it! cleanup action model was born on 3rd of May 2008 in Estonia, when 50 000 people came out to clean up the whole territory of the country in just 5 hours, collecting together 10 000 tons of waste. After that the initiative started to spread - to Latvia, Lithuania, India, Portugal, Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria, where altogether 1,3 million people have participated in civic-led one-day cleanups.

More information:

Let's do it! homepage:
Moldova homepage:
Ukraine homepage:
Lithuanian homepage: