Clean Games: about the project

«Clean Games» is a team competition aimed at cleaning up natural areas from garbage and further segregating the waste collected. It is an exciting game with prizes being awarded, with participants looking for artefacts, solving environmental puzzles, collecting and separating waste, getting points for it. Game statistics are kept in real-time on the website and in the mobile application. During one game, an average of 1 to 3 tons of garbage is collected.

 The Clean Games technique is distributed free of charge.


Clean Games: about the project

«Clean Games» is a team competition aimed at cleaning up natural areas from garbage and further segregating the waste collected. It is an exciting game with prizes being awarded, with participants looking for artefacts, solving environmental puzzles, collecting and separating waste, getting points for it. Game statistics are kept in real-time on the website and in the mobile application. During one game, an average of 1 to 3 tons of garbage is collected.

The Clean Games technique is distributed free of charge.

GOALS




PROJECT GOALS

EDUCATING THROUGH PLAY

We provide an opportunity to look at the problems of environmental pollution through play. We try to attract the public’s attention to environmental issues, to introduce them to the careful treatment of nature. Separate collection is an important component of our project, that is why we introduce the game’s participants to the main principles thereof at the very beginning of the game. During the game, participants receive more points for separately collected iron, glass, batteries, plastic bottles, and tires. More points means more motivation. 

UNITING THE WHOLE WORLD

We are creating an international community of environmentally conscious people. People from different cities and countries interact, sharing their successful eco-solutions. Our friendly movement allows one to look at many things in a new way. We are well aware that the main value of our project is not in the Clean Games themselves, but in the people they unite.

HELPING THE NATURE

We aim to contribute to the environmental cleanup. Every game brings real results. On average, 1 to 3 tons of garbage is collected per game. According to statistics, more than half of the waste is further recycled. Participants most often know the location of the games or visit these places from time to time. This allows to bring unity among the locals who well after the Games have ended still try to keep the location clean.

GOALS


PROJECT GOALS

EDUCATING THROUGH PLAY

We provide an opportunity to look at the problems of environmental pollution through play. We try to attract the public’s attention to environmental issues, to introduce them to the careful treatment of nature. 

UNITING THE WHOLE WORLD

We are creating an international community of environmentally conscious people. People from different cities and countries interact, sharing their successful eco-solutions. We are well aware that the main value of our project is not in the Clean Games themselves, but in the people they unite.

HELPING THE NATURE

We aim to contribute to the environmental cleanup. Every game brings real results. On average, 1 to 3 tons of garbage is collected per game. According to statistics, more than half of the waste is further recycled.

HISTORY





PROJECT HISTORY

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

17

850+

COUNTRIES

GAMES HELD 

250

310

ORGANIZERS

CITIES AND TOWNS

2014: first "Clean Game"

2015: development in the regions of Russia

2016-2017: the annual double growth in Russia

2018: the first international games

2019: the first international tournament

Clean Games came to life in 2014 during a boat trip on a lake Vuoksa in the Leningrad Region. Staying on one of the islands, which was heavily littered, the founder of the project Dmitry Ioffe together with his friends came up with an idea of the game. He thought of the waste as of a valuable resource to be sought after, with participants competing with each other. Two months after that, the first game was hosted, largely thanks to the help of the Running City Team together with its Director — Igor Golyshev. The first game was such a huge success that it inspired the organizers to not just stop at that and to further enhance the project.

After just a few games, the project drew the attention of activists from other cities. Everyone seemed to enjoy the game’s flow and the involvement of the participants. The first were the activists from Torzhok, Krasnodar, and Tver. This prompted the team to make an ecological franchise and create a full-fledged technique. The technique is distributed free of charge after a non-commercial agreement is signed. This set the foundation for a whole new community of organizers of Clean Games in the regions.

From 2016 to 2018, the project developed with great speed, engaging more and more new regions. Each year twice as many cities joined the project as over the course of the previous year. Many factors contributed to such a development: the commitment of the team, state recognition and support (grants and subsidies), the uniqueness of the game’s format, as well as the 2017 Russia's Year of Ecology and the 2018 Russia's Year of Volunteering.

The year 2018 was a breakthrough for the project. Clean Games came to an international level. After the project was presented at foreign conferences at the beginning of the year, it turned out that its format was pretty unique and that it could be highly sought after in other countries. 

That being said, the first international game was quite a surprise for everyone, the team did not even plan it. It turned out that a friend of the project, who was working as a teacher in India at that time, held the game for her students. Following India, other countries began to join in. In 2018, the games were held in Nigeria, Japan, Vietnam, and Ukraine. The first All-Russian Clean Games Tournament was organized in the autumn of 2019.

In the winter of 2019 Venezuela and China joined the project, followed by the Baltic Sea countries of Poland, Latvia and Estonia in the autumn. The First International Clean Games tournament was held among the Baltic Sea Countries this autumn as part of the World Cleanup Day.

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

17

COUNTRIES

850+

GAMES HELD

250

ORGANIZERS

310

CITIES AND TOWNS

2014

The first "CLEAN GAME"

Clean Games came to life in 2014 during a boat trip on a lake Vuoksa in the Leningrad Region. Staying on one of the islands, which was heavily littered, the founder of the project Dmitry Ioffe together with his friends came up with an idea of the game. He thought of the waste as of a valuable resource to be sought after, with participants competing with each other. Two months after that, the first game was hosted, largely thanks to the help of the Running City Team together with its Director — Igor Golyshev. The first game was such a huge success that it inspired the organizers to not just stop at that and to further enhance the project.

2015

Developments in the regions of Russia

After just a few games, the project drew the attention of activists from other cities. Everyone seemed to enjoy the game’s flow and the involvement of the participants. The first were the activists from Torzhok, Krasnodar, and Tver. This prompted the team to make an ecological franchise and create a full-fledged technique. The technique is distributed free of charge after a non-commercial agreement is signed. This set the foundation for a whole new community of organizers of Clean Games in the regions.

2016-2017

2016-2017: the annual double growth in Russia

From 2016 to 2018, the project developed with great speed, engaging more and more new regions. Each year twice as many cities joined the project as over the course of the previous year. Many factors contributed to such a development: the commitment of the team, state recognition and support (grants and subsidies), the uniqueness of the game’s format, as well as the 2017 Russia's Year of Ecology and the 2018 Russia's Year of Volunteering.

2018

2018: the first international games

The year 2018 was a breakthrough for the project. Clean Games came to an international level. After the project was presented at foreign conferences at the beginning of the year, it turned out that its format was pretty unique and that it could be highly sought after in other countries. That being said, the first international game was quite a surprise for everyone, the team did not even plan it. It turned out that a friend of the project, who was working as a teacher in India at that time, held the game for her students. Following India, other countries began to join in. In 2018, the games were held in Nigeria, Japan, Vietnam, and Ukraine. The first All-Russian Clean Games Tournament was organized in the autumn of 2019.

2019

2019: the first international tournament

In the winter of 2019 Venezuela and China joined the project, followed by the Baltic Sea countries of Poland, Latvia and Estonia in the autumn. The First International Clean Games tournament was held among the Baltic Sea Countries this autumn as part of the World Cleanup Day.

GAMES MAP

GAMES MAP

PUBLICATIONS

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

ПУБЛИКАЦИИ

ИЗБРАННЫЕ ПУБЛИКАЦИИ

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TEAM

OUR INTERNATIONAL TEAM

Dmitry Ioffe

Founder & CEO

Dina Buchmann

Organizer in Estonia 

Gao Kheran

Organizer in China

Arturs Undrests

Organizer in Lativa

Stanislawa Jasiczek

Organizer in Poland

Eugeni Kalach

Organizer in Belarus

Mkreddy Lekkala

Organizer in India

Gafar Olorunleke Odubote

Organizer in Nigeria

Tatiana Remneva

Organizer in Georgia

TEAM

OUR INTERNATIONAL TEAM

Dina Buchmann

Organizer in Estonia 

Gao Kheran

Organizer in China

Arturs Undrests

Organizer in Lativa

Stanislawa Jasiczek

Organizer in Poland

Mkreddy Lekkala

Organizer in India

Gafar Olorunleke Odubote

Organizer in Nigeria

Eugeni Kalach

Organizer in Belarus

Tatiana Remneva

Organizer in Georgia

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OUR TEAM

Dina Buchmann

Organizer in Estonia 

Gao Kheran

Organizer in China

Arturs Undrests

Organizer in Lativa

Stanislawa Jasiczek

Organizer in Poland

Mkreddy Lekkala

Organizer in India

Gafar Olorunleke Odubote

Organizer in Nigeria

Eugeni Kalach

Organizer in Belarus

Tatiana Remneva

Organizer in Georgia

Organize Your Own Clean Game!

Fill this short form and we will tell you everything about our project in details. If you have any questions you can write us on e-mail hello@cleangames.ru

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