Living green means to live life, as an individual as well as a community, in a way that is friendly to the natural environment and is sustainable for the earth.
Proponents of living green aim to conduct their lives in ways that are consistent with sustainability, in natural balance and respectful of humanity's symbiotic relationship with the Earth's natural ecology and cycles.
Living green involves contributing towards maintaining preserving the planet and its natural systems and resources, as well as taking steps, whether big or small, to minimize the harm you do to the environment.
In addition to larger projects that we sponsor through our business enterprise, we are committed to the communities that we live in and participate in environmentally-friendly activities through our staff volunteering at a variety of green events.
On April 20, 2013, Let’s Do It Ukraine! held their third annual nationwide campaign. Ten members of the International Bridge UA team volunteered their Saturday morning to assist the Let’s Do It program. Participating in cleaning-up one of the dirtiest areas of the city's forest, the team cleaned up waste and sorted it so that it could be recycled or disposed of accordingly.
Members of the team expressed how insightful the Let’s Do It movement is and were impressed with the number of people that came together to get rid of tons of illegal garbage from roadsides and forests.
Results of the Let’s Do It Ukraine! efforts included the following overall project cleanup statistics:
- Let’s Do It Ukraine Participants: 46,200
- Plastic Bottles: 728 cub.m
- Glass: 349 cub.m
- Other: 3171.56 cub.m
- GPS Coordinates: 47*52’34.1’N 093*14’56.7”W
Let’s Do It World! Is one of the fastest-expanding civic movements in the history - Let's Do It!, the movement, was born in 2008 in a little country of Northern Europe – Estonia. 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.
Last year, the Let's Do It! movement, hand-in-hand with hundreds of volunteers, non-government organizations, and many other groups and organizations, came together to initiate the most ambitious global volunteer action ever - World Cleanup 2012: a series of local, national and regional cleanup events taking place from 24th of March 2012 until 25th of September 2012. About half of the world's countries – 96! got on board and held their actions during the year.
Let’s Do It Ukraine! has a goal is to improve the quality of life through simple actions. We do not endorse the actions of those who litter in parks and in the streets, but that does not stop. We are ready to make our own country cleaner and have proven it!
Why picking up trash is important?
It doesn’t matter what you call it, trash, litter, aquatic debris, or junk – it’s dangerous to our safety, our wildlife, and our economy. Aquatic debris is a threat to our favorite recreational activities – like swimming, boating, and fishing. Wildlife are harmed each year because they mistake litter and plastic debris for food or become entangled in ropes and lines.
Top 8 Reasons to Recycle
Reduces Waste - The average American discards seven and a half pounds of garbage every day. Most of this garbage goes into to landfills, where it's compacted and buried.
Good For The Environment- Recycling requires far less energy, uses fewer natural resources, and keeps waste from piling up in landfills.
Saves Energy- Recycling offers significant energy savings over manufacturing with virgin materials. (Manufacturing with recycled aluminum cans uses 95% less energy.)
Preserves Landfill Space- No one wants to live next door to a landfill. Recycling preserves existing landfill space.
Prevents Global Warming- In 2000, recycling of solid waste prevented the release of 32.9 million metric tons of carbon equivalent (MMTCE, the unit of measure for greenhouse gases) into the air.
Reduces Water Pollution- Making goods from recycled materials generates far less water pollution than manufacturing from virgin materials.
Protects Wildlife- Using recycled materials reduces the need to damage forests, wetlands, rivers and other places essential to wildlife.
Creates New Demand- Recycling and buying recycled products creates demand for more recycled products, decreasing waste and helping our economy.
For More Information
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Understanding Carbon Footprints
How to Live Green
Let’s Do It, World!
Let’s Do It, Ukraine!