Previously, Jakarta and Malang have experienced how recycling waste can preserve our environment. Youth in these two cities were enthusiastic to join the campaign of #NyampahItuKuno conducted by Do Something Indonesia, under YCAB Foundation, and in collaboration with Citi-Peka and Citi Foundation. After Jakarta and Malang, the following three weeks, there were visits to Yogyakarta, Samarinda, and Semarang who have sounded their voices supporting waste reduction. All participants who are youth in 16-24 years of age were excited, since everyone has realized that waste gives tremendous impact to our life as it can endanger the sustainability of our environment.
In Samarinda, the recycling workshop was collaborated with Bank Sampah Ramah Lingkungan Samarinda. Leon, as the Special Agent of Do Something Indonesia, invited all passionate youth in Samarinda to join and learn by recycling used paper and plastics to be made into reusable bags and stationary cases.
As awesome as Samarinda, in Yogyakarta too, there were around 30 participants joining the program in having the recycling workshop held at the production house of Bank Sampah Gemah Ripah and having a tour around Gardu Action. Bank Sampah Gemah Ripah is one of the pioneers of the Bank Sampah system in Java. Its experience of addressing waste management systems has brought about an atmosphere where all participants can easily learn about waste, and how it is urgent to preserve the environment, particularly by recycling the waste itself. The participants have successfully made decorative lights from used bottles and creatively drew designs using some unused paints. After that, participants started submitting to the campaign through the website and posting some photos on Instagram.
Yogyakarta was quite different than the other cities, where the participants were given a chance to have a two hour trip to Gardu Action, a special Edu-tourism place in Yogyakarta that brings and addresses environmental issue in a fun way. This place provides all participants an opportunity to enrich their knowledge and explore the area that fully implements waste management systems. The full program of Campaign Day Out in Yogyakarta was coordinated by our super Special Agents (Shabia, Ato, Smita, and Egie).
A week after Yogyakarta, Semarang hosted the Campaign Day Out #NyampahItuKuno. The program was attended by 30 participants and all of them have successfully created creative reusable bags from unused t-shirts. This recycled item can be used for shopping and can be brought anywhere and anytime. Before the practice session, Do Something Indonesia and HiLo Green Community Semarang delivered some urgent matters over solving the problems of waste in our surroundings, and how significant the recycling program is in creating a conducive environment, and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Guided by our Special Agent Risti. At the end of the program all of the participants signed a petition supporting #NyampahItuKuno and submitted campaigns through the website and posted on Instagram with hashtag #NyampahItuKuno #Citi #Indonesia #Citivolunteers
The two last cities that will be having the programs are Palembang and Bandung. So, for all of you who are challenged and thrilled to be a caretaker of our earth and environment, please kindly check our official website on dosomethingindonesia.org and Instagram @dosomething_id. Join our campaign, because we believe that we can Do Something!
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