Burgas will join for a consecutive year the initiative for mass spring-cleaning. This is the fifth consecutive mass spring-cleaning; this year the campaign has a new name – “Let’s clean Bulgaria together” and will have 5 one-day cleanings of the places most vulnerable to waste and garbage – the city area, the places for relaxation and sport, the playgrounds for kids, the nature parks and protected areas, the river beds and waterholes.
The dates are chosen thematically:
10 May – European day of cleaning: cleaning of the city area
17 May – Day of sports: cleaning the places for relaxation and sport
31 May –On occasion the Day of the child: cleaning of the playgrounds
7-8 June – National day of the nature parks: cleaning of nature parks and protected areas
27 June – “Let’s do it Danube!”: cleaning of waterholes and rivers
In the 2014 campaign, according to the organizers, 1 065 000 volunteers have participated along with 28 regional administrations, 264 municipalities, 2500 business organizations. Municipality Burgas was one of the most active with a 9.5 % of the population actively participating. This year there will be a special mobile app for the participants, which can be used in real time to mark the location of the cleaning place and the people cleaning it. The app is free and ca be downloaded from the campaign site.
The campaign “Let’s clean Bulgaria together” aims to make people sensitive about ecology, and heighten their responsibility towards nature and its preservation.