Back in 2011, a group of young people in Bosnia attended an English language course and saw a video where huge number of about 50,000 people from Estonia, among which numbered politicians, actors, athletes etc., managed to clean the country’s roadsides, forests and towns in just one day. Supported only by their own enthusiasm, these young people presented the event in a cinema in Sarajevo, where other like-minded young people joined them. Cooperation with state institutions was established and local teams in 110 municipalities organized. Let’s Do It in Bosnia!
Let’s Do It! Is one of the fastest-expanding civic movements in history. The movement was born in 2008 in Estonia, when 50,000 people came together to get rid of 10,000 tons of illegal garbage from roadsides, forests and towns, cleaning the entire country in just 5 hours.
In 2012, Bosnia and Herzegovina joined this world-wide movement. Around 35,000 volunteers began cleaning their country, growing to 37,000 inspired individuals the next year. In 2013, 10,000 volunteers attempted to plant a million seeds in a single day. Today the project has many partners along with media, which shares their story and increases visibility, as well as sponsors who provide support.
This year on the 27th of April, citizens of B&H will try to clean the country in one day. On the 10th of May the cleanup project LDIMed-Bosnia on the Mediterranean coast will take place; and on the 26th of October, B&H will once again try to plant one million seeds in one day. These measures are being taken in order to give back to the environment and help in its preservation.