The next finalist on the shortlist for the ENAS Award 2018 is the University of Potsdam.
Their project is called ‘cleanUP’ and the focus is on environmental protection while also ensuring that the outdoor sporting facilities of the city are as clean as possible.
Climate change and pollution brought the awareness for environmental protection back in to their minds.
As plastic waste is present everywhere, cleanUP encouraged the community to take responsibility. Through the university network, they invited as many people as possible to volunteer cleaning up the city outdoor sports locations.
80 volunteers walked through Potsdam or paddled upon the waters. They were able to collect almost 7.5 tons of waste throughout the initiative
The aim is to implement an annual cleanUP event and furthermore involve other institutions, like sports clubs, kindergartens, schools and authorities to come on board and spread the mission.
We will be showcasing our last finalist tomorrow, Tilburg University.