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.


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

    Good Morning Lina!

  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?

  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.

  4. A good effort by these people

  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. :)

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

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

  8. Everyone loves living in clean and tidy environment.

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

  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 :\

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

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

    Never been to Paris myself but I agree.


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