Clean Games brings families together for a cleanup day

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On 14.05 SUSWAM project held Clean Games targeted to families and kids. The event was organized in cooperation with Ekokymppi, recycling center Entrinki, Kajaani City, MLL association, 4H-association,  Kainuun Liikunta and Lehtikankaan asukasyhdistys.

The event took place in Soidinsuo park and it attracted lots of families with kids. In total 52 people took part in Clean Games. In addition to waste collection competition, game players had a chance to learn about the operations of waste transport trucks which were present at the site. Kids were entertained with bounce castles, face paintings and other fun games. Additionally, Kajaani famous Kurre-orava was spreading the joy at the event.

During Clean Games 16 teams collected 125 kilos of mixed waste. Some teams used the mobile application to earn more points for photos before and after cleanup, as well as wildlife photos.  The winning team got a voucher for a cruise, which was kindly sponsored by Kouta laiva. Teams who got 2nd and 3rd places got valuable gift cards.

Many participants were interested in the Clean Games concept and were enquiring if similar events would be organised in future.