Something happened inside me from the moment I decided to just go ahead and do stuff. The opposite of my endless procrastinating, and if only's. I guess it began on new years eve with the wrapping of the statues on the bridge. Then came the Test Tubes (I have been talking to one of the guys who picks up litter on the bridge, and he told me that there is no cup litter anymore, they are very happy with the tubes :D). For every experiment, I get so charged with energy. So much is possible, and you can work with people because deep down we all want the same thing.
When I heard that the hills were to be flattened and the old trees were going to die, I knew I had to do something. My friend Jennie Ferrara and I started the facebook group "Red Broens Bunkere" (save the bridge bunkers), and within one day it had the support of more than five hundred Copenhageners. I made my first banner:
...and mounted it on the hill behind the Nile, asking on the group wall if anyone could spare a set of tent stakes, and hours later a guy had left some by the statue. So cool.
The protest made it to the news.
Citizens in an uproar about endangered Nørrebro-oases (link).
And the group gained more support. All along we knew that the demolition were scheduled to go ahead any day, it was super stressfull. And then the miracle of all miracles: Ayfer Baykal, mayor of Technics and Environment, joined the group and voiced her intent to save the hills. The good news:
Mayor puts a stop to removal of endangered oases (link to funny English Google translate version).
The entire project (estimated to set back the city 3 million crowns), is now put to a halt, and the local councils around Copenhagen get a say about their bunkers. Of course promises have been given and broken before, but for now we are drawing a sigh of relief. All the while the group is still growing. There is now something called "bunkerkærlighed" (bunker love), and it is a powerful thing.