At a recent conference, Mexico City's mayor Marcelo Ebrard proposed a campaign to change some of the nasty habits that have become a way of life here. The goal is to 'improve the quality of life and the level of security' by raising the conciousness of citizens in simple ways. Here's his list:
1. Don't throw chewing gum on the street
2. Conserve water
3. Clean up after your dog
4. Take care of public spaces
5. Don't throw garbage on the street
6. Use your seatbelt
7. Don't drink and drive
8. Don't park in spots marked for the handicapped
9. Respect transit rules
10. No graffiti
Sounds like civilization to me. I'd add 'no talking on cell phones in movie theaters'.
His idea is to take one theme per month and promote it in schools and other public places.
I'll be on the lookout for changes.