Festivals play a prominent role in the cultural landscape of a country. While these events are indeed celebrations with thousands of people gathering in one place, such numbers anywhere present inevitable logistical challenges and, hence, lots of waste to manage. There are plenty of examples worldwide of how these events can turn into environmental disasters as a result of lacking environmental policy. Of course all festivals have some inevitable ecological footprints but there are ways to minimise them.
Past weekend saw hundreds of civic leaders gathering in Tallinn, Estonia to discuss the next steps for creating a sustainable future. The yearly gathering Clean World Conference organised by Let’s Do It Foundation, for its partners and network, focused on the implementation of the Keep It Clean Plan.
Lithuania broke the participation record this year and Let’s Do It! Lithuania (“Darom”) involved 260,000 people. Among the tonnage, volunteers were surprised to pull up a muddy Volkswagen Golf and a soviet grenade from the Danes River. International Affairs Manager of Let’s Do It! Lithuania, Vaida Kaduškevičiūtė Petravičė, said, “Darom has become a tradition and […]