World Cleanup Day coming September 19

"Big Cleanup" movement calls on Latvia's residents to join the World Cleanup Day on September 19 this year, said Zanda Kočāne, movement representative, on September 7.

World Cleanup Day is organized in Latvia for the third time. The public is invited to engage in environmental cleaning jobs, which are typical to do in Latvia during the spring Cleanup. This year, trees will also be planted within the framework of the World Cleanup Day, a campaign labelled Trees of Happiness, held annually.

On September 19, everyone is invited to join the tree planting so that Latvia can contribute to restoration of balance in the world ecosystem. An interactive map has been created on the Cleanup website, where anyone can mark and sign up for locations of cleaning or planting trees.

Vita Jaunzeme, chief executive and organizer of the Big Cleanup, said that "the cleanup is a unique movement, there are no other movements able to bring together so many countries for a common goal. We are proud that this movement is based on tradition of the Baltic States, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. It's our most valuable gift to the world, to keep it green and clean."

Latvians living abroad have a choice - to participate in the activities of World Cleanup Day in their home country (more on worldcleanupday.org) or to join the Latvian Trees of Happiness campaign. All Latvian organizations abroad are invited to organize collective events in their home country and to inform the Big Cleanup at [email protected] and [email protected]

The Big Cleanup is a non-governmental movement in Latvia, which is organized throughout the country since 2008. 

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