What is “Grouss Botz”? That’s a very good question! Grouss Botz is the traditional Luxembourgish Spring Clean up where volunteers and local organisations join together to help clean up outdoor areas, be it a play park, woodland hedgerows or just around the village.
Now that Spring is here, we encourage all of you to roll up your sleeves and get involved with your local community!
Serve The City Luxembourg, is helping to coordinate efforts with local communes across Luxembourg to spread the word about Grouss Botz – the “Big Clean” and connect those who want to help but might not know how.
To facilitate this Serve the City has set up a dedicated multi lingual website – www.groussbotz.lu to help strengthen participation in Luxembourg’s annual Grouss Botz projects. Serve the City hopes to give greater visibility and accessibility to these initiatives by providing practical information about Grouss Botz projects across the Grand Duchy.
Grouss Botz was first launched in Luxembourg in 1970 and traditionally takes place in the spring time. The first events began mid-March but, depending on the area, dates vary and there are clean-up days scheduled well into April. All ages can help – it doesn’t matter how young, or old!
To see if there is one near you, or if you wish to participate in a Grouss Botz in another commune, please visit groussbotz.lu or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. And, if you take part, please send your photos to email@example.com
Serve the City Luxembourg is a registered asbl and is a movement of volunteers serving in Luxembourg. Serve the City Luxembourg was launched in December 2012, and is part of the global Serve the City family, which started in Brussels in 2005.
Serve the City creates events that mobilise volunteers to serve in simple ways, through sports, music, arts and crafts, meals, friendship and more.
Since December 2012 several hundred volunteers have participated in our activities organised together with local NGOs.