After the official kick-off – attended by the Estonian representatives of the global Let’s Do It project, Piret Mikkelsaar and Tiina Urm – the 10 volunteers cleared two car parks near viewpoints on Trebevic. Small debris such as drinks bottles and cans, packaging and cigarette ends were removed and bagged, ready for municipal and cantonal authorities to take away. The EUD/EUSR and British Embassy team spent two hours gathering all the litter that had accumulated at the sites.
EUD/EUSR spokesperson Andy McGuffie said: “This was a very well organised initiative that deservedly got a lot of support from the citizens in
The EU is investing funds through its IPA (Instrument for pre-accession assistance) programme in various initiatives that aim to promote environmental protection in
On behalf of the British Embassy, spokesperson Anne Macleod said, ” ‘Let’s Do It BiH’ was a great opportunity for the Embassy to join thousands of others in a collective effort to clean up one of BiH’s natural landmarks. We hope that the work of all those involved, across the whole country, will inspire others to work to protect the environment in this beautiful country.”
For the last three year the British Embassy staff and their families have supported an annual tree planting on
Overall, the organisers of ‘Let’s Do It!’ estimated that the initiative took place in over 97 municipalities, with around 35,000 volunteers involved. Together they collected over 40,000 bags of trash, according to local media. More information about the Let’s Do It initative can be found at: www.letsdoit.ba