The representatives of the campaign “Let’s Do It, Romania!” gave the start of the National Cleanup Day registrations, which will take place on September 15, 2018, and a million people are expected to attend.
“Let`s Do It, Romania!” aims to organize the most ambitious civic action so far: to involve one million people on September 15, when World Cleanup Day takes place, organizers announced in a press conference held last week. At the international level, the movement will unite 150 countries that will clean up the same day. The objective of the campaign is to mobilize 5% of the world’s population to produce a real change in behavior towards resources and generated waste. Thus, in Romania, “Let`s Do It, Romania!” aims to mobilize a million people to clean up the garbage. National Cleanup Day registration is available at www.letsdoitromania.ro, and those enrolled will be able to choose the areas they clean with World Cleanup.
“Let`s Do It, Romania! is known in Romania as the largest social movement, with over 1,400,000 volunteers mobilized and 18,000 tons of cleaned waste. This new bold goal of raising 1 million Romanians on 15 September means, on the one hand, a chance to clean up Romania, and on the other hand, an important step in coagulating an active and connected Romanian community, our vision still since 2009. We believe in this Doer spirit, which we promote from the first action – it acts and helps to solve the problems that bother you, because Romania is looking at us all,” said Ionuţ Iordăchescu, project manager of the organization, in a press release of the organization.
The partner portfolio of “Let’s Do It, Romania!” also includes 11 central authorities, 50 companies, 56 NGO partners, as well as the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Waters and Forests, Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Business, Commerce and Entrepreneurship and the Ministry of Health. At the same time, there is a Waste Map, the World Cleanup application being the world’s first database of waste data. Currently, the Waste Map comprises 1,600 garbage piles spread across the country. The application can be downloaded for free from AppStore or GooglePlay. The organizers announce that they award prizes worth 17,250 lei for the most involved volunteers.