Tarmo Tüür, leader of the Let’s Do It collective action day, said that getting ready for the all-Estonian collective action day has started well. Registering the actions is in full swing and the collective action map is getting filled all across Estonia. “Today we started sending seed packages and gift cards to the foremen who have indicated their wish on the collective action website,” Tüür said. “To those who have not yet had the time to start planning their collective works – now is the time to do so. If you manage to register your collective works by the end of this week, the seed package or the gift card will arrive at the parcel machine selected by the foreman in the first week of May, before the collective action day.”
In cooperation with the Rescue Board, this spring the Let’s Do It team encourages to pay attention to the safety of water bodies in home neighbourhoods. In order to facilitate collective action works aimed at improving water safety, event foremen will receive a 25 € construction store gift card. Last year’s collective works aimed at improving biodiversity will also continue this year. In support of creating a species rich patch of meadow flowers, foremen will receive a package full of seeds of local flowers. As of 25 April, there are enough gift cards available for 150 collective action locations, and seed packages for 450 locations. You can find more information on that at www.teemeara.ee. All the people of Estonia are invited to participate in the collective action events.
The Let’s Do It collective action day arose from the big clean-up day of 2008 and the subsequent collective brainstorming of 2009. Since 2010, it has been an opportunity for every active citizen, neighbourhood, and community to do something for their own living environment. This spring, the collective action day also provides a great opportunity to get acquainted with our new neighbours – those who moved to the countryside during the COVID pandemic and also our new compatriots who have reached Estonia while fleeing from the war in Ukraine. Moments spent working together help strengthen the cohesiveness and safety of the society, as well as everybody’s personal sense of security.
This is the 15th time that the annual vernal collective action day Let’s Do It is held in Estonia, and the collective action spring culminates on the first Saturday of May. The organisers of the 7 May collective action day are The Estonian Fund for Nature and Kodukant, the Estonian Village Movement, plus its surrounding network. National Foundation of Civil Society, Rescue Board, Sigrid Rausing Trust, Vizeum, Bauhof, LHV Youth Bank, Nordic Hotel Forum, Tele2, and others participate as supporters and partners.