Tarmo Tüür, leader on the 2+2 collective action day said that this year’s collective action day was very successful despite the particular circumstances. “It is particularly heart-warming to see the verve and enthusiasm with which people in every corner of Estonia worked together with their loved ones today,” said Tüür. “Impressions and photos from collective action sites show that today was like a multivitamin of this spring, offering everybody the necessary ingredients to feel good – working together, spending time in fresh air, sense of closeness, tons of good emotions and much more that we all crave.”
Tüür added that considering all the flower meadows, compost bins, and insect hotels created today in the course of the collective action day all across Estonia, it can be said that it will be a good summer for insects. “I bow my head to all the people of Estonia who decided to participate in the collective action day in compliance with the current restrictions so as to get the necessary springtime works done in their neighbourhoods with their loved ones and contribute to the well-being of nature,” Tüür said.
The largest number of collective actions were submitted from Harjumaa (665), with a total of 236 flower meadows created and 116 compost bins and 114 insect hotels built. It was followed by Tartumaa (205), Pärnumaal (198), Lääne-Virumaa (165), Saaremaa (143), Viljandimaa (131), Raplamaa (124), Võrumaa (107), Läänemaa (106), Ida-Virumaa (103), Järvamaa (89), Jõgevamaal (86), Valgamaa (77), Põlvamaa (62), Hiiumaa (20). Outside Estonia, two collective actions were submitted (in Finland and France). The collective action website provides a more precise overview of this year’s works, the table with the data broken down by counties opens at: http://bit.ly/2x2talgupaev_arvudes
This year, all the appeals of the Let’s Do It team involved caring – that we care more about the living environment, food, and each other. The emphasis was on everybody’s nature conservation activities and the reduction of food waste, and also on safe co-operation and mental vitamins. The collective action website provides recommendations on how to keep paying attention to and supporting the biodiversity around us even after the collective action day, how to reduce food waste and get started with composting, and also how to provide even more support to our loved ones in a difficult time like this.
The organisers of the 1 May collective action day were the Estonian Fund for Nature and Kodukant, the Estonian Village Movement, plus its surrounding network. National Foundation of Civil Society, Active Citizens Fund, Sigrid Rausing Trust, Green Tiger, MTÜ Peaasjad, Apotheka, Bauhof, LHV Youth Bank, Vizeum, Tele2, and others participated as partners.