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Green Patrol Cleans Up Slovakia

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Slovakia, Citizen Media, Development, Digital Activism, Environment

Green Patrol [1]

The area near the main train station in Bratislava doesn't look too neat [2] [sk]. Nor do other neighborhoods [3]. Some people refuse to accept it passively, however. Next month, the Green Patrol [1] (Zelená hliadka; sk) initiative, led by Matúš Čupka [4], will celebrate its second anniversary. Through targeted cleaning actions, Green Patrol aims at highlighting the problem of garbage in public areas and motivating citizens to pay more attention to the environment in which they live (see photos [5]). Bratislava's Green Patrol community has already inspired people in other parts of Slovakia (e.g., here [6] and here [7]; sk).