Global Projects

DIGITAL CLEANUP DAY

In the digital world, similar to the environment, there is a huge amount of trash. Unnecessary emails, files, apps, duplicates of photos and videos are all digital waste. This digital trash creates digital pollution that continues to consume energy even when we have forgotten it. Each year the internet and its supporting systems produce 900 million tons of CO2, which’s more than the annual output of the whole Germany.

The growing concern about the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector's energy consumption and CO2 pollution created by wasteful digital practices brought Let’s Do It World to initiate first global digital cleanup campaign in 2020.  Digital Cleanup Day is held annually in March.

Digital Cleanup Day will be held for the third time on 20th March 2022.

You can read more about digital waste and the campaign here:

www.digitalcleanupday.org

SEEP - Sustainable Environmental Education Program

Let’s Do It World is developing and implementing an Environmental Education Project in African communities and schools. Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the program will raise awareness on environmental topics, including waste reduction and climate change. The project will bridge the gap between awareness and action through experiential learning, global solidarity and civic engagement.

SEEP provides guidance, information and tools to enable communities, teachers and students at a local level to empower children and young people to play an active role in their schools, families and communities.

This is an ambitious project to convert 1000 schools into green schools. The project is being trialled in Namibia, and expected to be introduced to 50 schools from 15 African countries in 2022.

SEEP website will launch 2022.

E-COMMUNITIES SORTING AND COMPOSTING

Let’s Do It World’s vision is a waste-free world, and to achieve this we need to take multiple actions—not just cleaning up but also preventing waste production, as well managing the waste effectively afterwards.

Every day Latin America generates half a million tons of solid waste, of it 35 000 tons of waste go completely unmanaged. This means that the natural world goes unprotected from this great quantity of waste. This increases the vulnerability of people living in poor conditions, such as those without access to health systems, water sanitisation, and clean public spaces—leaving them exposed to danger around certain landfills.

In the Let’s Do It World Latin America region we are working on designing a transformational model of solid waste management with LDIW members from the LATAM and Caribbean network. This happens by sharing educational tools about composting and segregating waste, and establishing continual communication in virtual community spaces around the continent to share experiences and ideas around the region.

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