Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Japanese Urge Parisians To Keep The City Tidy

A group of Japanese eco-enthusiasts gathered under Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower at the weekend, in a bid to get tourists and locals to make more of an effort in keeping the city clean. Joined by passers-by of several nationalities, the Green Bird squad - part of a volunteer movement in Japanese and European cities - was aiming to encourage residents and visitors alike to keep the French capital tidy.

"I don't think that Paris is particularly dirty, but it's a good way to set an example and make our cities clean," said Masataka Tanigawa, 25, a Japanese expatriate who joined Saturday's effort.

11 comments:

  1. It's good to keep our surroundings tidy, who would want a trash full streets?

    Good Morning Lina!

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  2. @Ayie,
    Morning! Just had my first cup of coffee for the day. :)

    What time is it now at your side of the world?

    Always nicer to have a clean surrounding than one littered with rubbish, no?

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  3. I think this is terrific as careless litter is one of my biggest pet peeves.

    It's nice to see regular citizens taking a stand.

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  4. A good effort by these people

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  5. @airfare-now.com & Mei Teng,
    This is a good effort. Everyone should chip in to ensure a clean city for us all to live in. :)

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  6. I think that they should concentrate on their own backyard. Cities in Japan could use a good cleaning.

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  7. @sixmats,
    no fun doing it back home! Maybe the expats in Japan can rally and do the same. That would news, right? XD

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  8. Everyone loves living in clean and tidy environment.

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  9. Good Example For Others...Great Theme..Good Work

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  10. I think Paris is quite clean by itself already. Of course cleanliness is good but to see the folks picking up tiny pieces of litter seems a bit overly scrupulous for me :\

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  11. @Life Ramblings,
    nothing beats a clean environment. :)

    @Unseen Rajasthan,
    They do say people foloow by example. :D

    @Jim,
    Never been to Paris myself but I agree.

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