Our work is focused on raising awareness about environmental sustainability and making sure the message reaches people all across the archipelago. We achieve our goals through Awareness, Education, Conservation and Disaster Relief Programs.
Hari Bersih Indonesia
Hari Bersih Indonesia is an annual national cleanup event is to raise awareness to the very serious problem of plastic waste and littering, as well as to groom environmentally conscious citizens, who practice refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle in their everyday lives.
Hari Bersih Indonesia 2021 took place on 21 February, in celebration of Hari Peduli Sampah Nasional (National Trash Awareness Day). With added health and safety protocols like safe-distancing in place, our event was participated by over 9,000 volunteers, who collected over 28 tonnes of litter from across the archipelago.
Hari Bersih Indonesia 2022 will take place on 20 February.
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Saya Pahlawan Lingkungan Education Program
Since 2019, we have been conducting an Environmental Sustainability Education Program (ESEP) to educate future generations on environmental sustainability and groom them to become future agents of change for the environment. We call this program, Saya Pahlawan Lingkungan (I am an Environmental Hero).
Through this program, we have created a holistic environmental sustainability module which focuses on 4 main topics: Energy, Waste, Food and Water, which is currently being used as extra-curricular material at 35 national schools in the Greater Jakarta area.
Working with the Jakarta’s Education Agency (Dinas Pendidikan DKI Jakarta) and Jakarta’s Environmental Agency (Dinas Lingkungan Hidup DKI Jakarta), the teachers and students also learn how to separate waste correctly, as well as how to set up and run a simple composting facility on their school grounds. Together with our NGO partners Duitin and Eco Enzyme, students learn how they can earn an income from recycling their household waste, and how to create the versatile eco enzyme from organic waste.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools in Jakarta have been conducting home-learning since early 2020. Because of this, we have built an arm of the program which takes the form of online extra-curricular classes, with a focus on ocean conservation. This is a collaboration with ReSea Project, and will begin in July 2021 with five schools in the Greater Jakarta region.
This special program is called Saya Pahlawan Lingkungan The Mariners and has been created as a response to the need of increasing awareness to the issue of ocean pollution and the depletion of marine natural resources.
The Train of Joy
The Train of Joy is a program in collaboration with MAN Forum that aims to help communities overcome post-disaster stress, restore social dynamics and wellbeing, and build capacity for sustainable natural disaster management. We launched the program in Sukajaya in Bogor, West Java, a village affected by floods and landslides in early 2020.
Working with other NGOs, we set up: a public kitchen; water filtration system so villagers can safely drink ground water and reduce their consumption of single-serve plastic bottles; a hydroponic farming system; a temporary shelter for the conducting of the Train of Joy activities; food and cooking essentials; reusable tumblers for all the children for drinking; as well as clothing and stationery for the children.
The Train of Joy concept, modules and working toolkits can be taken to new “stations”, or other areas affected by natural disasters, as Community Capacity Building (CCB) platforms for affected areas.
Program aims include:
- To provide medium- to long-term Post Traumatic Stress relief for children through non-formal education.
- To work in collaboration with the local youth (Karang Taruna), schools, government and others NGOs to sustain these programs and to support first, emergency schooling development, then community resilience.
- To make the program an instrument to implement, monitor and evaluate capacity for the mitigation and adaptation to natural disasters.
- To increase literacy in climate change and related environmental issues.
A Tree for Life
Our aim is to plant a million trees across Indonesia, starting with mangroves.
Trees are the lungs of our planet. They filter clean air, provide fresh drinking water, help curb climate change, and create homes for thousands of species of plants and animals.
Why mangroves? Mangroves sequester massive amounts of carbon to combat climate change, protect coastal areas from erosion and abrasion, and serve as nurseries and crucial habitat for a wide variety of marine life, including endangered animals. Mangrove forests are dynamic areas, rich in food. Live and decaying mangrove leaves and roots provide nutrients that nourish plankton, algae, fish and shellfish.
Our program started in the Thousand Islands, Greater Jakarta, but has expanded to other coastal areas in Indonesia, including South Sulawesi.
We look for coastal areas where abrasion, erosion and habitat destruction have been severe, working with local tree growers to help reforest, restore, conserve and protect the mangrove forests in the area.
You can join this program with as little as S$1, which plants 1 mangrove tree! Planting trees makes a great gift for a loved one, and is also an excellent way of offsetting your company’s carbon footprint. You will receive an e-certificate and a donation report, including carbon offset calculation.
Help us reach our goal of planting 1 million mangroves by the year 2025!
Plant-Based Asia Summit
The Plant-Based Asia Summit is an annual virtual event that inspires a healthier and more sustainable Asia Pacific. This popular event takes place over a period of 3-5 days, featuring global experts and leaders in health, sustainability, food tech and fitness.
Through the Plant-Based Asia Summit, we aim to raise awareness and educate people in the Asia and Pacific region to the many health and environmental benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. Some of the goals include:
- To inspire more people in the region to adopt a plant-based lifestyle, or at least drastically reduce their meat and dairy intake in order to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change and reduce the risk of chronic disease
- To educate on the fundamentals of whole foods plant-based nutrition as well as provide the framework to implement this diet into people’s lifestyles
- To provide knowledge and inspirational stories from health experts, leaders, and environmentalists who are flourishing on a plant-based lifestyle
- To inspire people to make a change, starting with themselves as individuals