On 19 September, people from different countries competed in waste collecting and sorting during the Clean Games events. More than 4000 participants collected 96 tons of garbage. All the events in the Baltic Sea Region were held within the international tournament Clean Games Baltic Cup 2020.
The participants of the Clean Games Baltic Cup cleaned the streets of Horsens (Denmark) and Riga (Latvia), the forest near Warsaw (Poland), at one of the points on the route of Giedrius Bučas (Lithuania) as well as in Belarus, St. Petersburg and Leningrad.
The Clean Games Baltic Cup went live on Facebook, with reports from different countries, special guests and more information about the festival and the organization.The video is still available.
The Clean Games Baltic Cup partners are international organizations Let’s do it! World and Earth Day, Council of the Baltic Sea States, Union of the Baltic Cities, Coalition Clean Baltic, Baltic University Programme, Regeneration 2030, Baltic Sea Challenge, Ars Baltica and Presidential Grants Foundation.
The Clean Games Baltic Cup is an annual international environmental tournament that takes place in Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Sweden, and Ukraine. In 2019 it was held in 6 countries with 627 participants collecting 7,5 tons of waste.
Clean Games is a large outdoor festival-game with hundreds of people participating. Teams solve environmental riddles, find artifacts, collect and separate garbage, receive points for this and win prizes. Clean Games is also an international non-governmental organization distributing the methodology of gamified volunteer cleanups for free. The project is being frequently awarded in Russia as an eco volunteer initiative. It has also been selected to participate in the Paris Peace Forum in 2019, and was presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2020.
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