Riga Castle: Andris Bērziņš, President of Latvia and patron of the Big Cleanup, thanked the organizers, sponsors and participants of the Big Cleanup for their activity and enthusiasm, and encouraged them to continue with the “green” thinking. For the last five years, participants of the Big Cleanup have made Latvia a cleaner country.

Evaluating the results of the Big Cleanup, Andris Bērziņš expressed great joy about the large number of people, who participated in this year’s Big Cleanup. Mr. Bērziņš also expressed the hope that in five years there will be no need to collect other people’s waste, which would, however, raise new challenges for the organizers of the Big Cleanup since they would have to find new ways to make Latvia a cleaner and more beautiful country.

This year, the Big Cleanup had a record number of participants: 210.000. The Big Cleanup movement and environmental clean-up campaign was organized in Latvia for the fifth time. This event invites people to participate in disposing waste and improving their homeland.

PHOTO: Chancery of the President of Latvia