What is the community activities day "Let's do it!"?
It's the day of collective action that has been taking place in different
forms all over Estonia since the year 2008. In 2008 people gathered together to
clean Estonia from illegal garbage, in 2009 people gathered together to
generate good ideas and from 2010-2013 there have been several different actions (Estonian: talgud) all over
Estonia. Every community, organization or active citizen decided by themselves
what needed to be done and asked other people to join according to that.
The main purpose of the day is the contribution to the civil society in Estonia by promoting active attitude, strenghtening local communities and
supporting the development of local leaders.
Let’s do it in 2014
The day will take place on the 3rd of May 2014 in the same format as last three years.
Let’s do it in 2013
The day of community activities took place on the 4th of May. The day was really successful - there were 1522 different actions taking place all over Estonia with around 40 000 participants (3 % of the inhabitants)! Many Estonians care about their environment and are willing to collaborate. "You do not need to invent a new high-tech tool to change the world. The experience of The Day of Civil Actions shows that there is also no need for tens of thousands of Euros to change Estonian living environment - it is enough to have tens of thousands of Estonians who care," says the initiator of Estonian action, Tarmo Tüür.
The day is also a part of a global event called World Cleanup which is initiated by Estonians. There are already more than 100 countries all over the world that have joined the action. Read more about the cleanup from the website of Let's do it World: www.letsdoitworld.org