What is Let’s Do It! Cyprus?
Let’s do it! Cyprus is part of the Let’s do it World! Campaign, a global clean-up campaign that aims to rid the natural areas of the world of rubbish. At the same time, it is probably the largest volunteer program ever organized in the world. The past few years, Cyprus is one of the highest countries in the production of waste in Europe.
What is the purpose of the campaign and why is it so important?
The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness and active participation of the public in issues related to the protection, conservation and sustainable management of the terrestrial and marine environment in Cyprus. The Let’s Do It! campaign has been active in Cyprus since 2012, counting over 210 thousand volunteers, and freeing Cyprus from tons of garbage found on the streets, in the cities and in the natural habitat of Cyprus! The “Let’s Do It! Cyprus” Campaign is the largest environmental action taking place on our island.
Let’s Do It! Cyprus 2022
The results of this year have been interesting to note! We have had a smaller number of teams but a slight increase in the number of volunteers participating in total which means that not only have we had a rise in school participation (which is our number one focus group), but that people have decided to unite in bigger teams than the years before. With covid-19’s aftertaste still looming in the presence, it gives us great pleasure to announce that we have had over 250 teams with 18,300 individuals participating in this year’s campaign in a little more than a week.
78 tons of mixed trash and 58 tons of PMD have been picked across our beautiful island! With the help of the Union of Municipalities and the Union of Communities all trash has been collected and taken to legal dumping sites or processed as PMD, whereby all our volunteers were given additional instructions of separating glass, cans and batteries according to local provisions and charities. In addition to this, big objects such as rubbers, fridges etc have been safely moved to green spots to be processed by each municipality separately.
One other focus group which we have been particularly interested in reaching and have been successful are the Ministries and Public Bodies whose actions can influence the public by leading by example. It gives us great joy to announce that we have had the presence and support of the Ministry of Education. Ministry of Defense (and National Guard), Ministry of Internal & External Affairs, Deputy Ministry of Shipping, Deputy Ministry of Tourism, PIO, Cyprus Police & Fire brigade. This year and for the first time in Let’s Do It! Cyprus’ history, we also had the opportunity to be actively supported and sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development & Environment which boosted our campaign in a tremendous way.
Once again, the Office of the Commissioner for the Environment partnered up to help us reach an even bigger audience across Cyprus whereas the Forresty Department updated their Let’s Do it! Cyprus Map to include new sos areas that need to be cleaned. Our communication sponsors for this year were CYBC (which broadcasted our animation video on TV), Phileleftheros (which covered all online and printed promotional articles and interviews) and Sfera, Kiss and Active radio channels who broadcasted our sound clips throughout their wavelengths and whose radio producers/social media influencers helped us promote our campaign to their followers.
Our deepest gratitude to all of you for believing in us and trusting us to do our job. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Once again, we have decided to keep the campaign open and allow schools, organizations and independent teams to participate all the way until our next clean-up campaign.
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Who are we?
Since 2107, the Together Cyprus family has officially taken the lead of the Let’s Do It! Cyprus campaign. Every year, in addition to the Commissioner we also have the active support of the Department of Environment, the Forestry Department, the Union of Communities and the Union of Municipalities.
In addition to the organizing team, Let’s Do It! Cyprus could not be realized without the valuable support of our sponsors who stand by our side every year and help us realize our dream of a cleaner Cyprus.
Finally, Let’s Do It! Cyprus consists of all the people of Cyprus, our volunteers who love their country and generously offer their time and energy in only exchange for a more beautiful and healthier island.