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 2010-2016 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 2017
The day will take place on the 6th of May 2017 in the same format as last six years - you are welcome to join!
Tens of thousands take part in nationwide “Let’s Do It!” cleanup day
Estonia held its ninth annual “Let’s Do It!” nationwide cleanup day on Saturday, in which 42,000 residents helped clean and fix up nearly 2,000 sites across the country.
While one of the initiative’s key themes this year was water safety, in conjunction with the country’s 2016 Year of Maritime Culture, volunteers were free to focus on whatever projects were most urgent in their community.
Read more: ERR news– Tens of thousands take part in nationwide “Let’s Do It!” cleanup day
Preparations begin for annual nationwide cleanup day
All across the country, preparations for Estonia's annual nationwide Let’s Do It community cleanup day, which will be taking place on May 7, kicked off yesterday.
The cleanup day, called “Teeme Ära” in Estonian, saw the official launch of the project’s planning stages at an event at the Tallinn Seaplane Harbour yesterday, as one of the initiative’s key themes this year, in conjunction with the country’s 2016 Year of Maritime Culture, is water safety. Read more: ERR news– Preparations begin for annual nationwide cleanup day.
Let’s do it in 2016
The day of community activities took place on the 7th of May. The day was really successful - there were 1986 different actions taking place all over Estonia with around 44 372 participants (3,4 % 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