Thursday, 10 April 2014 05:50

STUDENT HELPS GLOBAL PROJECT

Pavel helps to clean up Lara Beach Pavel helps to clean up Lara Beach

A student at ASPIRE has been helping a global campaign to get rid of 100,000 tons of illegal rubbish.

Year 8 pupil Pavel met with other ‘Let’s Do It Cyprus’ volunteers on Sunday for a clean up at Lara Beach.

Their work will have helped to reduce the high level of pollution at the beach and, as a consequence, help the green and loggerhead turtles that reside in the area.

‘Let’s Do It Cyprus’ is part of the larger ‘Let’s Do It! World’.

The campaign was born in 2008 when 50,000 volunteers came together to rid Estonia of 10,000 tons of rubbish from roadsides, forest and towns.

It was claimed that the entire country was cleaned in just five hours.

A video of the project went viral and inspired people from other countries to do the same.

Now, millions of volunteers from more than 100 countries have given up their time to take part in clean up actions.

Cyprus joined in 2012 and has since organised events all over the island.

Visit www.letsdoitworld.org for more information and to see how you can get involved.