Video: Slovenia having the largest volunteer action ever, plans for all-europe clean-up taking shape (Apr 18)

See a video from Slovenian TV-channel, where organizers talk about the action on 17th of April and European commissioner proposes the idea of all-europe clean-up for next year. Translation to English also below.

http://www.zurnal24.si/slovenija/zurnalovci-cistimo-167479/video

Translation:

MAJA SODJA: All-slovenian action is supported by the European commissioner for Environment Janez Potočnik, who is now with us in studion. Good evening.
JANEZ POTOČNIK: Good evening.
SODJA: Mister Potočnik, will you also participate in the action?
POTOČNIK: I will. I'll also participate in the action, namely in Gorenjska region. People from Gorenjska are proverbially sparing and I hope that will be visible with garbage as well.
SODJA: You have less garbage. Why is this action so important?
POTOČNIK: It is very important mostly because of somehow making people aware about importance of this problem. I think that even if cleaning didn't happen tomorrow the action was exceptionally successful, because it somehow cleaned a lot of this garbage in our heads, so that we are aware of how serious this problem is. But I support the action tomorrow, of course.
SODJA: In 2012 the action "Clean-up world" is supposed to happen. We still lack the action Clean-up Europe. Are you going to commit yourself to such a project?
POTOČNIK: Actually that was something that came to my mind right away when I heard about the action in Slovenia, and I invited in a talk I had with non-government organization, with their representatives from the entire Europe, would they be ready to organize something similar on the level of Europe. So far it's just an idea. I think it is a good idea, but let's hope the realization of idea will also happen.


MAJA SODJA: Vseslovensko akcijo podpira tudi evropski komisar za okolje Janez Potočnik, ki je zdaj z
nami v studiu. Dober večer.
JANEZ POTOČNIK (evropski komisar za okolje): Dober večer.
SODJA: Gospod Potočnik, se boste tudi vi udeležili akcije?
POTOČNIK: Se bom. Tudi jaz se bom udeležil akcije, in sicer na Gorenjskem. Gorenjci smo pregovorno
varčni in jaz upam, da se bo to poznalo tudi pri smeteh.
SODJA: Imate manj smeti. Zakaj je ta akcija tako pomembna?
POTOČNIK: Je izjemno pomembna predvsem zaradi tega, ker nekako ozavešča ljudi, kako pomemben
je ta problem. Jaz mislim da že tudi, če jutri akcije ne bi bilo, je bila ta akcija izjemno uspešna, ker je
nekako počistila precej teh smeti v naših glavah, tako da se zavedamo, kako resen je ta problem. Seveda
pa podpiram samo izvedbo akcije tudi jutri.
SODJA: Leta 2012 naj bi stekla akcija Očistimo svet. Manjka nam še akcija Očistimo Evropo. Se boste
zavzeli za takšen projekt?
POTOČNIK: Pravzaprav mi je to že prišlo na misel takoj, ko sem slišal za akcijo v Sloveniji, sem tudi pozval
v nekem razgovoru, ki sem ga imel z nevladnimi organizacijami, z njihovimi predstavniki iz cele Evrope,
če bi bili pripravljeni organizirati nekaj podobnega na ravni Evrope. Zaenkrat je to še ideja. Jaz mislim, da
je dobra, ampak upajmo, da bo prišlo tudi do njene realizacije.