We are historically at a watershed moment, because what people are doing to rivers is a "black current that wants to destroy everything before we destroy ourselves," Croatian rock musician Darko Rundek said during a campaign called, Artists for the Rivers of the Balkan, held in Kraljevo on July 13.
At a news conference organized by the The Right to Water initiative on the heels of a campaign against the construction of mini hydroelectric power plants in the mountains around Kraljevo, Rundek said "this way of doing things cannot function on our tiny planet," the N1 TV station has reported.
He added that, "For human dignity and the quality of life it is important that we are connected to the environment that we belong to and with nature which we are part of. "This is not a question of some external responsibility, but our responsibility to ourselves. Wherever with have the opportunity to raise awareness, this is valuable and we will continue with this," Rundek said, adding that "Serbia is fairly densely populated, hence protected areas are very important."
Rundek talked about his life on the Croatian island of Brac, where his family grows its own food or gets it from other islanders, and where plastic waste is minimal and paper waste is used for heating in the winter.