Event to clean up Alexandria beaches part of Mediterranean-wide action.
by Kate Durham
Egypt is joining other countries around the Mediterranean for a region-wide clean-up of the sea on May 10 and 11, with the Let’s Do It! Egypt team tackling the trash at Alexandria’s Sidi Bishr and Abu Qir beaches from noon to 4pm each day.
The clean-up events are free and open to everyone, and volunteers can sign up online right up to the time the event starts. Participants should equip themselves with clothing they don’t mind getting dirty, sturdy gloves, garbage bags and “a good mood,” says Let’s Do It Egypt organizer Omar Gehad.
“We invite everybody to come and show that you care about our country, our home. We deserve a clean safe beaches and clean waters,” Gehad adds. “It’s so much easier and more fun to do it together, so we’re inviting people to come together with friends, family, colleagues and join the most massive Mediterranean cleanup action that has [ever] taken place.”
The “Let’s Do It!” movement started in Estonia in 2008, when 50,000 people came together to clean up the whole country. Under normal circumstances it would have taken the government three years and 22,500,000 euros to clean up the same amount of illegal garbage, but it was done for 500,000 euros and in only five hours.
The Alexandria action is supported by the local NGO Resala, the Let’s Do It! Mediterranean team and Let’s Do It! World team.
Let’s Do It! Egypt
Sign-up page: https://podio.com/webforms/7940780/597205.
Omar Gehad: Tel: (010) 2522-1230, firstname.lastname@example.org
Moamen Osama, Tel: (011) 4717-9696, E-mail: email@example.com
Let’s Do It! Mediterranean: http://ldim.net/en/