Earth Day 2014 was celebrated by Cans For Kids at an event organised by Microsoft Cyprus which saw enthusiastic volunteers turning out for a three hour can sorting session, with the partnership and support of Costa Coffee, Get Fresh and Souvlaki Bar - all of which provided snacks and refreshments for the workers, and themselves joined in with their own volunteers mucking in.

Apoel and Omonia football clubs also sent some of their players to support the effort, and donated goodies which are to be distributed to the helpers.

It was a searingly hot day, but everyone worked flat out from 10 am until 1pm and one ton of cans was sorted for baling - congratulations and thanks to everyone!

Left: the mountain of cans waiting to be sorted; centre and right: what was left when we finished

Above and below: Helpers busy sorting

Omonia football players paid a brief visit to offer their support

Members of the Green Action Group, our Turkish Cypriot partners in the 'Together We Can' project funded by the EEA Grants Financial mechanism and the Republic of Cyprus, with Cans For Kids President Olga Demetriades busy sorting cans (above and below)