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World Cleanup Day on 16 September 2023
World Cleanup Day unites millions of volunteers, governments and organisations in 191 countries  to tackle the global waste problem and build up the new and sustainable world.  
World Cleanup Day on 16 September 2023
World Cleanup Day unites millions of volunteers, governments and organisations in 191 countries  to tackle the global waste problem and build up the new and sustainable world.  
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Digital Cleanup Day 2023: record amount of “dead” data deleted to save CO2
The fourth Digital Cleanup Day held March 19 2023 organized by Let’sDo It World (“LDIW”) brought nearly 400 000 participants from 108 countries whom together deleted nearly 4M GB of data. By deleting the data, 1.7M kg of CO2 is saved yearly. Of the 108 countries participated, most data was deleted by participants from France, Indonesia, United States, Estonia and United Kingdom.
World Cleanup Day 2023 kicked off at the European Parliament
Roberta Metsola, European Parliament President and World Cleanup Day Patron, Heidi Solba, Let's Do It World President, Holger Holland, Let's Do It World Regional Director for Europe, and Leaders of World Cleanup Day from around the world officially kicked off World Cleanup Day 2023 campaign at the European Parliament on the 6th of June.
World Cleanup Day side event at UN-Habitat General Assembly in Nairobi
Let's Do It World started with the series of side events before and during the UN-Habitat General Assembly which will be held from 5th-9th of June, in Nairobi, Kenya.
Vishen Lakhiani: “We are going to save the planet!”
Vishen Lakhiani is the CEO of Mindvalley and the two-time New York Times bestselling author of “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind” and “The Buddha and the Badass”. As an entrepreneur, author and activist, Vishen Lakhiani is on a mission to raise human consciousness and in this interview, he explains the direction environmental leadership could take to lead better results.
Launching partnership with Kyoto Global Design Awards
Let’s Do It World is delighted to announce our partnership with Kyoto Global Design Awards (KGDA). KGDA is spreading its social influence through supporting our main initiative „World Cleanup Day“.
Global Digital Cleanup Day 2023 taking place this Saturday
Global Digital Cleanup Day 2023 organised by Let’s Do It World with HQ in Estonia, is taking place March 18th. On that day, people across the planet are invited to deleting unnecessary files, unused applications and programs, and photo and video duplicates.
Shopping Online VS Shopping In-store: Which is More Sustainable
Choosing whether to shop online or on the high street depends on many factors. But don’t forget the environmental angle! Read on to find out which is greener; online or in-store.
Home Composting Guide for Beginners
Read our article to get rid of your organic waste as ecologically as possible. As a bonus, you can compost food scraps and garden waste to get chemical-free fertiliser for your plants!
Why We Need to Separate Organic Waste, and What to Do with It
Much of the waste we produce is biodegradable, with great environmental potential. Sadly though, very little of it actually gets a chance to biodegrade, bringing all sorts of negative impacts. Read on to find out how we can solve this!
The destructive impact of the digital world on the environment is growing rapidly
Let’s Do It World Conference 2023: wisdom, joy and plans with 800+ participants
From 26-29th January, members of our network across the world gathered in Tallinn and online to envision and create a waste-free future for all of us! During the four-day conference, country leaders, teams and organizers came together under the theme “Embodying Unity”, to learn, plan and inspire one another.
Go green this Valentine’s Day!
The tradition of Valentine's Day has changed over time and we can turn it around again. Let’s start now, create change by celebrating friendship and love in a way that supports the planet!
World Cleanup Day 2022: nearly 15 million from 190 countries participated despite challenging circumstances, also in Ukraine
The 5th World Cleanup Day engaged 14,9 million participants from 190 countries despite conflicts, natural disasters and wars. Altogether, 60 000 tons of waste was gathered by volunteers donating 30 million hours in just one day.
Zero Waste Period: The Choice is Wider Than You Think
Menstruation is the best time of the month. Said no one ever! But will you feel a bit better if we say that you can at least make your period totally eco-friendly? Read our article to find out how to become a Wonder Woman during menstruation. 
Our Eco-friendly Decluttering Guide
After the busy Christmas period, January is the perfect time to think about what should stay in your life, and what should go. So, let’s start with your old stuff—and do some eco-friendly decluttering! 
Christmas Dinner without the Waste
Serving both a fantastic Christmas dinner and producing minimal food waste is a totally doable task. Get ready for an eco-friendly holiday feast with our tips!
Eco-friendly Christmas Decoration Ideas
Christmas decorations with minimal negative impact on the environment are possible! Check out this article for helpful tips.
Zero Waste Gift Wrapping Ideas
Can’t imagine a present without wrapping? If not, check out our article on wrapping gifts in the most eco-friendly way.
Choosing a Present the Zero Waste Way
Do you want to give presents that are cherished rather than wasted? For inspiration, check out our tips on how to choose a gift—whether for a child or an adult.
Expand Your Zero Waste Habits
A mindful attitude to the environment unfolds through simple but beautiful daily habits. If you want to know what else you can do for nature, think outside the box with these ideas!
Let's Do It World at COP27
Let's Do It World attended and led several meetings and panels about World Cleanup Day at COP27, with the key message that big civic movements are powerful tools to achieve seismic social shifts.
Food Waste Reducing Tips
Often it’s plastic waste that’s the most demonised by society. But food waste also has a big impact on the environment! Let’s look at the issue closely, and uncover the solutions together.
Does Black Friday drive us crazy?
Do I really need this, or do I just want it?
Ukrainian organisation received the UN award for humanitarian missions
An honourable mention for the all-Ukrainian youth movement Let's Do It Ukraine.
Zero Waste Swaps You Don’t Need
Some zero waste swaps can really help you to reduce the amount of waste you produce. Some, on the other hand, just don’t make sense. Here’s a list of items to avoid.
How You Can Promote Sustainability
In this article, we show how to take your environmental action to the next level, and make your sustainability impact even greater. Read on to find out how!
Eco-shaming and Eco-guilt: Let’s Take These Burdens Off Our Shoulders
Environmental actions will never originate from eco-shaming or eco-guilt. Let’s find out what they are, and how to cope with them.
Don’t Get Fooled by Greenwashing
The more “trendy” caring about the environment becomes, the more false environmental claims you can find from businesses. Let’s find out together how to avoid falling for greenwashing.
Fast Fashion is Destroying Our Planet: What You Can Do
Making sure we look good shouldn’t impact the environment. If you agree, check out our article on how to stop fast fashion from harming the planet.
Cleanup “Afterparty”: The Destiny of Picked-up Trash
Everyone who takes part in a cleanup is a hero. But you can always do more to make your cleanups extra impactful! Here are some options for cleanup waste management.
Kyrgyzstan fixed the date of World Cleanup Day at the state level.
Kyrgyzstan is about to celebrate World Cleanup Day for the fifth time.
Ukraine is doing World Cleanup Day despite a war!
Due to the ongoing war situation, the World Cleanup Day in Ukraine will be held from August 17 to September 17.
Which records is Let's Do It México planning to break this year?
In Mexico this year will be the biggest World Cleanup Day we have ever reported.
National CleanUp Day is excited to hold thousands of cleanups in all fifty States and Territories
Many partner organisations have joined National CleanUp Day to make this a successful year at World Cleanup Day.
Sustainable Pleasure: Make Love not Trash
Adulthood opens a door to sexual pleasure, but along with it comes the duty to take responsibility for the waste you produce. Read this article to find out how these two things are correlated.
Odds and Ends: How Organic Leftovers are Transformed into Useful Things
You’d never believe how useful orange peels or coffee grounds can be when they get into the right hands! Read our final article in the eco-friendly business series to learn all the secrets!
Mozambique prepare to engage 1 million people
Mozambique is about to engage 1 million people to World Cleanup Day!
How a Traditional Business Can Become Zero Waste
Incorporating zero waste principles into business practices must become the norm for every entrepreneur. Check out our examples and get inspired!
Upcycling Businesses: How Entrepreneurs Save Resources
Let’s continue our series on zero waste businesses with some examples of upcycling companies.
TOP 10 Small Zero Waste Business Ideas
Get inspired by our ideas for zero waste businesses and start your entrepreneurship career by helping the planet!
Plastic-free Cleaning Tips
Today we’ll discuss how to clean your home of both dirt and plastic at the same time. That way, neither your home’s cleanliness nor the environment will suffer.
Do Eco-friendly Alternatives to Fossil Fuel Plastic Exist?
What is the difference between biodegradable, compostable and bio-based plastics? Are they all better than regular plastics? Let’s find out today!
37 tips to safely and efficiently help remove litter during cleanups
Valuable tips for safe and efficient cleanups from the experience of a passionate Dutch nature lover and naturalist.
World Cleanup Day is around the corner
World Cleanup Day 2022 is around the corner! Let’s engage 5% of the population in each nation on Earth. Save the date 17th September 2022 and join a cleanup near you! If you can’t find a cleanup event, organise one yourself and register your event here. 
Plastic Recycling ABC
Hurry up and read this article if you want to do your plastic recycling like a pro!
Best Practices - Kazakhstan
Like all countries in the world, Kazakhstan has multiple environmental challenges. Here, these are being faced by our own Let’s Do It World warrior, Shassalim Shagalimov.
Let’s Do It World at World Urban Forum
Let’s Do It World was presented at the 11th World Urban Forum (WUF11), 26-30 June 2022, to discuss global urbanisation challenges and solutions.
50 years of environmental protection – pain or gain?
UN Stockholm 50+ marked fifty years since the UN Conference on the Human Environment, the first gathering of global leaders to focus seriously on the world’s environmental issues, which took place in 1972.
Critical Thinking Exercise: Is All Plastic Bad?
Let’s discuss the pros and cons of plastic, and find out if it’s possible to be eco-friendly while using plastic.
Is It Expensive to Go Zero Waste?
Is it affordable to go zero waste? Can you produce less waste if you’re on a budget? Find the answers in our article!
A Sustainable Laundry Routine
Doing sustainable laundry is easier than you think! Try out these tips to prevent wasting tons of plastic, water and energy!
Go Sustainable Wherever You Are: Useful Travel Tips
Sustainable travelling isn't much harder than sustainability in daily life in general. Read our article to find out how!
8 Zero Waste Beauty Tips
Do you forget about nature when taking care of your appearance? Check how sustainable your beauty routine is with our mini-guide.
Using nudging to support sustainable choices
Many sustainability problems come down to human behaviour change. In these cases, providing information is important, but information alone is often ineffective when it comes to the results.
Can Your Pet Lead a Zero Waste Lifestyle? Spoiler - Yes!
Let your dog go zero waste with you! We guarantee it’s not "impawssible".
8 Surprisingly Unsustainable Things around You
It’s no secret that plastic bags are bad for the environment. But what about chewing gum? Or candles? Read on to find out what unsustainable things surround you every day.
Take Home Food, not Trash
Get the ultimate guide to sustainable grocery shopping! Learn how and where you can buy food that produces less waste.
All You Should Know About Recycling
Recycling is not rocket science, but you should learn some basic rules. Get the guidelines for your local area and improve your skills.
Zero Waste Student Activities on Earth Day
Students, celebrate Earth Day zero waste style! Choose an activity to do for the environment on 22 April, whether at university or at home.
TOP 5 Mistakes Beginners Usually Make when Going Zero Waste
Avoid the 5 most common mistakes almost every beginner makes. Let your zero waste lifestyle start without a hitch!
Zero Waste Journey: Let’s Start Together
Join us in learning how to go zero waste! In this article, we will clear up the main principles of a zero waste lifestyle, so you can apply them asap and begin waste-free living.
International humanitarian project Let’s do it Ukraine SOS
Let’s do it Ukraine SOS assists to provide food, hygiene and basic medicine as well as humanitarian aid during the crisis from abroad.
Let's Do It World's Annual Report for 2021 released
LDIW's Annual Report 2021 summarizes another year of events, programs, and projects with the mission to create a waste-free world.
Let’s Do It World is an Accredited Member of the United Nations Environment Assembly
Let’s Do It World is an Accredited Member of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of UNEP. Let’s Do It World has achieved an observer status to the Assembly and its subsidiary bodies.
The world is changed by volunteering
Thank you to the 8.5 Million volunteers who took part in World Cleanup Day this year and made a positive impact on their communities and the environment.
New record beat: over 190 countries and territories participated in World Cleanup Day 2021
Millions of people from 191 countries have gathered to clean up their communities on 18th September for World Cleanup Day.
You only need a great spirit to change the world. Meet Faatiha!
Faatiha Aayat, a Bangladeshi fifth-grader has started her campaign in collaboration with UNDP Bangladesh against plastic waste on World Cleanup Day.
Short stories from Malaysia, Singapore, Benin and China
Here are some of the stories from different countries from World Cleanup Day events all over the world.
World Cleanup Day Held on Saturday
Millions of people from up to 180 countries have pledged to participate in the fourth World Cleanup Day held on Saturday, September 18. A 24-hour green wave of cleanups, socially distanced and safe, is stretched across the planet beginning in Fiji and ending in Hawaii.
18 Mar
18 March - Digital Cleanup Day 2023
18 March - Digital Cleanup Day 2023
Cut down your CO2 share, join the Digital Cleanup Day.
March 18, 2023 7:00 AM
Cut down your CO2 share, join the Digital Cleanup Day.
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22 Apr
22 April Earth Day 2023
22 April Earth Day 2023
April 22, 2023 9:00 AM
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16 Sep
16 September – World Cleanup Day 2023
16 September – World Cleanup Day 2023
World Cleanup Day unites millions of volunteers, governments and organisations in 191 countries to tackle the global waste problem and build up the new and sustainable world.
September 16, 2023 10:57 AM
September 16, 2023 7:00 AM
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On 3d of May 2008- 50 000 people came out and cleaned up the whole country of Estonia in just 5 hours. On that day, a global bottom-up civic movement was born and spread like wildfire around the globe.


From March until September, over 96 countries held one-day cleanups with over million of volunteers. Let’s Do It! movement was born.


The preparations for the first World Cleanup Day started, led by Let’s Do It Foundation.


First World Cleanup Day is held on 15th September The green wave of cleanups started in New Zealand and ended in Hawaii 36 hours later. 18 million volunteers from 157 countries participated.


Let’s Do It World NGO was established to represent and coordinate the countries in Let’s Do It World network. World Cleanup Day in 2019 united 21,2 million people from 180 countries.


First global Digital Cleanup Day was held on Earth Day on 22nd of April, to bring attention to the growing environmental impact of digital waste. World Cleanup Day on 19 September 2020 united more than 11 million people in 166 countries despite COVID-19.


Let’s Do It World Annual Conference is held virtually for the first time, attracting more than 2500 participants. More than 13,5 million people in 191 countries participated in cleanups in 191 countries during a year despite COVID-19.

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