“When we got here, we were very impressed by the beauty. And when we saw this garbage, we wanted to change something, we couldn’t just turn around and leave. And then we tried to organize friends,” says Olena Zhuk, founder of the Chysto.de movement.
“If every person comes and collects one bottle or one bag (garbage – ed.), you can imagine what a clean country we will have! – Says composer Yevhen Filatov.
“The water goes down very quickly (taking away the garbage, – ed.) and it gives the illusion of solving the problem. But in reality, garbage accumulates. With water, it is transferred to the soil and transferred to people. Chemical compounds have a negative effect, affect the mental development, behavior of children. We must not allow such things to happen,” says the head of the NGO “Danube-Carpathian Program” Bohdan Prots.
“Getting up at four in the morning to come to another area to clean up other people’s garbage. What a person this must be! That’s why incredible people meet here and we won’t stop until it becomes a really clean place. And this place should be made a nature reserve”, – convinced singer and participant of the eco-picnic Alina Pash.
“If you look at the mountains, you see paradise. If you look at these mountains of garbage, you see hell. Everyone chooses whether to create heaven or hell on earth.” – says Khrystyna Shukal, singer, participant of the Chysto.de eco-picnic.
How are the Carpathian rivers saved from garbage? (watch at 34 min)