Berlin citizens ' initiative: A Knigge will come to free you from the garbage

The hopelessly overcrowded trash can is not an unusual sight in the Treptower Park. Tibor Rietsch-Boy stands next to it, in the Hand a pile of leaflets, are pri

Berlin citizens ' initiative: A Knigge will come to free you from the garbage

The hopelessly overcrowded trash can is not an unusual sight in the Treptower Park. Tibor Rietsch-Boy stands next to it, in the Hand a pile of leaflets, are printed on the eight rules of good manners – the so-called Parking etiquette. The citizens ' initiative "wirBerlin presented" in the past week, to stop the littering of the Parks of Berlin.

The situation has become more acute since Corona dramatically: Empty bottles, packing the remains of fast-food restaurants, and cigarette butts characterize the image of public green spaces. Whether in the meadows, under the trees or in the vicinity of the garbage – all waste is left behind. Also, because many parties will be relocated to the outside. "We are really desperate, because by the time we arrive, however," complains Sabine Gehrt, Director of the parks Department in the district of Treptow-Köpenick. The city is on move now a day, afterwards but.

The Flyer of the citizens ' initiative is to help: The Park etiquette is to create awareness for the garbage problem. In six languages, there is evidence: cigarette butts and bottle caps is not easy to leave! The garbage to take home when the bins are full! Grilling in the Park is prohibited!

The volunteer activists of the "wirBerlin", who often perform cleanup actions, see the citizens in a duty. That's why you don't want to put away this afternoon in the Treptower Park is just as much garbage, but the people in the conversation is aware of the Situation make. "We remind you of your own responsibility and not with a raised index finger," says Barbara Ernst, the initiator of the project. In addition, they wanted to show how beautiful the Park can be – if he is clean.

Also Tibor Rietsch-Boy does not want to act as a warning voice: "That's what distinguishes us from the clerk's office that is immediately associated with Parking citations; since the dialogue would be biased." He way is on the edge of a Park, and speaks to patient passers-by. Three young men, each with a beer in Hand on him zukommend, you can finally, in a conversation with. You get a portable ashtray and a Park-etiquette – and look reasonable. But personally, the three feel by the rules of etiquette, not addressed. "I'm always super clean," says one in broad Berlin dialect. The idea you can find but nevertheless, "juut" and take the Flyer with thanks.

The majority of people show this afternoon, pleased with the action. "The Park is the people at heart," believes Rietsch-Boy that he is, finally, as the living room. On the river Spree, it offers 88 acres, a rose garden, carp pond, and many of the monuments plenty of variety. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus and the closure of the club, he is also appreciated by many of the celebration joyful.

Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 18:19

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