Updated: Apr 27
Zero Waste Youth took part on the Let's Do It! the LATAM meeting in El Salvador, let us tell you how it went!
Let's Do It! World is an organisation that aims to unite the global community, raise awareness and implement true change to achieve a final goal – a clean and healthy planet. They are responsible for the World Clean Up Day, that is the biggest clean up of the world, when around 20 million people, in 180 different countries, come together to clean up the world in one day.
In 2019, the Zero Waste Youth was invited to participate of the meeting of LATAM representatives part of the Let's Do It! to bring the zero waste concept to the discussion, explaining the subject and correlating it to the clean ups made by the organisation.
Through the Keep It Clean Plan, Let's Do It! has a goal to extend the awareness made during World Clean Up Day to the rest of the year, planning actions to engage the community. The biggest clean up of the world is an important tool to give attention to the negative impacts caused by the waste generation besides being a big call for a change of habits/lifestyle.
The instigation caused by the clean up united to the constant action involving the community with the zero waste concept, allows to amplify the positive impact into the world, besides enduring these changes in the daily life of society.
In El Salvador, we had the opportunity to be p art of 5 inspirational days of immersion, where experiences and knowledge were exchanged, co-creating and collaborating ideas for a better world! There was many presentations of really interesting cases regarding the community, architecture, urban interventions, permaculture, zero waste, among others.
Clean ups are a society's call to a world's problem. It is a really important tool to make it visible and tangible the damages caused by bad waste management.
See if it already has a Let's Do It! team at your city, if not, create your own with your friends and acquaintances. You can register everything through the website: https://www.worldcleanupday.org/
Let's go together, we are not alone. 20 million people are with you!
Let's do it!
Author: Sabrina Sabatini
Social & Environmental Activist