JI Core 50 member, Thomas Kruse and his partner, the renowned influencer, Etsuna (Etsuna’s IG), recently made a visit to Yonezawa City and participated in the local event, Zero Waste Walk. This is a monthly gathering in Yonezawa City that focuses on environmental conservation and community involvement. Participants convene at prominent landmarks within the city to engage in a collective effort of environmental cleanup. Following the event, attendees are encouraged to connect with one another and share a cup of coffee, providing a meaningful space for interaction and camaraderie. The Zero Waste Walk initiative highlights a strong commitment to environmental preservation while nurturing a sense of unity within the community.
During the event, Thomas Kruse had the opportunity to be interviewed by Yamagata Broadcasting. Expressing his delight, Thomas Kruse shared his positive experience in Yonezawa City, underscoring the importance of the event and its impact on the local community.
Thomas shared his experience of his trip to Yonezawa, saying, “I woke up early for the morning of the second day to participate in the Zero Waste Walk taking place at Yonezawa Multi-Purpose Park（米沢総合公園）. The local news channel came to film and reported on the event for a segment which aired on June 1st – it was exciting to see myself interviewed on the program. I recognized many familiar faces from participating previously at the ZWW in Onogawa Onsen and was thrilled to reconnect with many great people”.