#meandmybucket is a non-governmental organisation based in Vienna, Austria. It was founded in 2017 to protect the environment, our oceans and all of Mother Nature's children. Our approach is simple, we think that something needs to be done - now. We are driven by the idea, that everybody can 'give a shit, clean up a bit and be part of it' - because everybody is part of the problem - and the solution.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
We cannot look away anymore, we are concerned about the state of the environment and how humans abuse our planet. We need to stop taking what was never ours to take. For us, single-use plastic sucks. We are absolutely sure that one single person can have a big impact and be the change. The more people we can inspire, the more will join and take action. It's time to act. We go out start making a difference. Toward a litter, plastic and animal cruelty free world.
HOW WE STARTED
While walking our dog, we asked ourselves if it wouldn't be great to take a bucket with us to clean up a bit the litter around the wonderful recreation area of 'Lake Wienerberg' in the south of Vienna. Because someone had to do something against the rubbish in and around the pond, and then we realised this someone should be we. No sooner said than done, what started with a simple idea became an official non-profit organisation three months later. Whenever, wherever in nature, we clean up litter and try to engage and inspire people around the world to join and to do likewise.
WHAT WE DO
Our yellow bucket stands for change and wants to inspire our fellow human beings start making a difference. It is washable, foldable and fits in every travel bag. Wherever we travel to, the bucket is our loyal companion supporting us to clean up the world a bit. With our education workshops and social media campaigns we inspire people to join and to live sustainably and resource saving. We think that single-use plastic sucks and that it's time to refuse, reduce, reuse, repair and recycle. We love teamwork. Therefore, we support initiatives of companioned organisations to make the world litter, plastic and animal cruelty free.
WHERE WE'VE BEEN
Many small people, in many small places, can do many small things that can alter the face of the world. Always remember: your actions have a value and the ability to influence others.