Commissioner Potocnik will sing for fewer cars
Europe's Environment Commissioner, Janez Potocnik has pledged to sing in front of an audience of at least 1,000 people if the same number agree to give up using their cars for a week.
The Commissioner made his promise as part of the Earth Hour Global Challenge. Speaking in a video, Potocnik said, "I believe that everyone has the power to change the world we live in," adding that it was a matter of plenty of small steps.
A very important first step is to think about our activities and how they affect the environment," before pointing out that leaving cars for a week would help cut carbon emissions "as well as making the air we breathe cleaner."
If a thousand people agree, he promises "to write a song and perform it in front of 1,000 people."
The Commissioner is keen to try new activities. Earlier, he was shown how to greet a chimpanzee by the legendary conservationist, Dr Jane Goodall.
Will this catch on in the College? Let's hope so.