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It has passed over a year, since I am up and doing as a volunteer of the Green Sun Association, for the environment and the community I live in. I freshly graduated when I joined the crew and tried to make myself useful. When completing the blank, I did not know, i did not even suspect the changes this application brought in my life and my personality. I feel a radical change in my lifestyle, too, since I am member of the Green Sun Association. I was lucky to see through how a small group of four people – one of them being myself – , making up a non-governmental organisation, expanded more and more.

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It was a childhood dream come true to become a volunteer in the Green Sun Association, since even from my childhood I wanted to be an environmentalist. Strictly speaking we are not environmentalists, we just want to raise in people’s minds environmental consciousness, that, chocolate wrappers belong to the litter bin, and the forest and the street is not a recycle bin! Our aim is that people follow the good example, and not to think that: “Others drop it, too,” “The green guys will come and will collect it anyway.” Unfortunately many people consider that a green association is a litter-collecting organization.

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Being a volunteer is not a status anymore, it is a way of life. It is hard to tell when I started being a volunteer, somehow I always had this sense inside me, I always believed that doing something for the common weal is a proper and good thing to do. My volunteer activity within the Zöld Nap Association has been various since the association’s establishment. Just some of them: generating and developing the website, presenting, assembling tender dossies, designing placards, worker, administrator, organiser and so on, I could go on forever.

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When the Green Sun Association (Zöld Nap) started organizing programs and events, I was proud to count myself as one of the first volunteers. Since then a year has passed, full of events, more precisely 92 greater or smaller outings. New volunteers joined our small group from all over the county and I think they found their place within the association.

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Since years I see, observ, experience, that we, people generate a huge amount of garbage. We contaminate the air, our clean waters and the ground as well. I am convinced, that God entrusted to us the Earth, with the purpose, that we cultivate and guard it. If we do not change our lifestyles and we do not convince our environment of the need of change, we will be in great trouble. In a few years we will not have clear drinking water, and will not be able to enjoy the clear air in flushing in your lungs, because the contamination will be present in the whole atmosphere.

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