Although living separately in time and place, from the
global point of view we are all living together. We
can talk about higher matters and philosophies and the
end of the world. We can be silent and blind. We can
try and blame someone for our mistakes. The possibilities
are many, but reality is as it is.
Latvia is most beautiful place (for us), but it is not
a large country. Riga is not the largest city. Our city
parks are very small territories, but they are a part
of our planet. Our aim is to commence series of action
to effect a positive change in our land. Surely, it
is somewhat naive to think that the youth will suddenly
change their attitude towards themselves and regard
their backyard, or a piece of forest as a small part
of their world. However, it is possible that many may
develop a real love for the environment. A person who
loves something is not going to hurt it…or others.
We will endeavour to maintain the idea and idealism
of human values. Obviously, this cannot be achieved
with a few worker-bees or informative booklets. Yet,
we can begin to gradually cultivate a new attitude towards
the need for a clean environment and accept the responsibility
for our actions.
The Project FOOTPRINTS originated in
May of 2002 when after several unsuccessful waste-collection
bees their manager Vita Jaunzeme came to a conclusion
that the little green men did not create garbage and
garbage itself was not the cause. Most probably, a human
being is in the centre of the whole problem.
All around the world the scope and speed of the mankind's
produced waste is increasing catastrophically and it
will not slow down.
If we suppose that a person on the Earth produces 3
litres of waste each day, and if we suppose that 18
billion people inhabit it, and if we suppose that a
year consists of 366 days, and if we consider that chemical
substances that flow into waters, fumes that evaporate
in the air and other civilisation products will not
disappear somewhere and sometimes, and if we suppose
that the world will not end in a year's time, then…
we have to start thinking what shall we do with this
Planet if it is totally littered, utilised, poisoned
"Let's save our Planet!" is the slogan of the project.
And it addressed to a PERSON...
Therefore work and activities for people - each individually
and all together - could deal with the result of negligence,
laziness and greediness and solve the problem of all-embracing
garbage in parks and forests.
This could be achieved using various methods: drilling
and imposing various types of penalties.
One can try bringing up and educating.
Both methods are rather good as the result is the same.
While the aspect of upbringing is more civilized and
it works longer.
Therefore the PROJECT FOOTPRINTS is an environmental
and educational project and its main objective is to
achieve a turning point of attitude towards oneself
and the surroundings, in the broad sense - this PLANET.
Each waste-collection bee starts with the sentence:
"Today we will tidy up a small part of the Planet!"
By tidying up the surroundings we can set ourselves
right. By setting ourselves right we can tidy up the
The beauty exists in harmony and love.
Let's be beautiful, let's be wise, and love our dear
ones, our land and us.
Yours Project Footprints
Footprints" - environmental and educational project
(PF) Joint Work Scenario