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. For the period 2012-2017, Cyprus was the 2nd country in the production of waste in Europe with this percentage remaining at dangerously high levels even today.
What is the purpose of the Campaign?
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.
When did Let’s Do It! Cyprus begin and why is it so important?
The Let’s Do It! campaign has been active in Cyprus since 2012, counting over 165 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.
What are the measurable results of the campaign so far?
In April 2019, 49,560+ volunteers participated in the campaign, overcoming the barrier of 40,000 volunteers, which is equivalent to 5% of the population of the island, ranking Cyprus at the top of the list of countries with the highest percentage of volunteers.
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 for the Environment and the Commissioner for Volunteering and NGOs we also have the Forestry Department, the Union of Communities, the Union of Municipalities, the Pedagogical Institute and the Cyprus Scout Corps, among others, who actively participate in the campaign.