20.2.08

Green Products: Safe the Planet

Most people in the world already aware with the global environment issues. "Stop Global Warming" campaign becomes a very interesting discussion in many communities. Not just the government or other non profit organizations are busy to talk and take action in global warming problems. There are a lot of women, children, students, who are very active to promote "Stop Global Warming" campaigns. They are introducing many kinds of method and example about how to create awareness among their own community.

If you have a chance to visit Jakarta, you can attend the GO GREEN exhibition in Mal Ciputra at Grogol, Jakarta. This program will attract visitor to join a lot of program such as plant 1,500 trees, talk show, make up with green products cosmetic, etc. You can bring your children to join on drawing contest, live music, and they will introduce other green products such as herbal to keep your body healthy and fresh. All of the activities are related to green products and they try to make visitors to pay more attention on environmental issues.

This program starts from February 20 up to February 24, 2008. Gramedia as the largest publisher company and Martha Tilaar as an Indonesian cosmetic company are the major sponsors of this exhibition. I hope that this program will be done by other company and organization. Are you ready to join and support Stop Global Warming campaign? Let's do it now. I know you will.

10.2.08

Go Green: Stop Global Warming

Everybody can contribute for the campaign to stop global warming. Let’s join now. Start your campaign from your home. If we can reduce the global warming, we can safe more money and have a better life. Can you do this? Reduce - Reuse - Recycle. You’ve heard it before. It's a beautiful Mantra. Manufacturing products produces an average of 4 to 8 times the weight of carbon dioxide for every weight unit of a manufactured product. If we reduce the usage of products, reuse the products that are still useable, and recycle trash to make our household materials, factories will produce less, and give off less carbon dioxide. It’s very simple.

You can also start the campaign in your group or maybe your club. Take the Bali Classical Motor Bike Club (Himpunan Motor Tua) in Bali for example. They did a great action on October 21, 2007 because they plant mangrove along Badung strait to Benoa and Nusa Dua, Bali. There are other motor clubs such as Harley Davidson Club Indonesia (Bali), Bikers Brotherhood, Bali British Club, Bikers Brotherhood and Rascal Raiders who joined this activity.

A similar action was also done in Jakarta, Indonesia. A group of students from Universitas Indonesia launched a campaign against global warming on November 3, 2007. They gave out brochures about global warming and how to stop it in simple ways, and they also gave houseplants to passersby. In the midst of a rain, they struggled to promote better lifestyle to Jakarta citizens, so all of them can start slowing down the impending danger of global warming. Few days later Angelina Sondakh, former Putri (Miss) Indonesia joins Campaign with Perhutani (State Own Company) in Bunderan Hotel Indonesia, Jakarta.


Their action and your participation will help other people to save our planet from destruction and another disaster in the future.

Let’s Go Green, Go Clean, and Stop Global Warming.

We're still not conscious

I was walking to an internet cafe (where I'm posting this now) when I saw a sign posted on the ground. It says "Dilarang membuang sampah sembarangan, pelanggar akan dihukum penjara..."(that was written in Indonesian, for non Indonesian speakers, it means 'No littering, violators will be arrested'. As for how long you will be held, I forgot). Next to it is a heap of burnt garbage, with the smell of burnt paper still there. Somehow, I feel an irony here. There's a sign that prohibits people to litter, and next to it people are littering.

Turns out that we're still not conscious about our surroundings. After all the effort the government does to make laws to save nature, people ignored it, and tried to find harder ways to save nature instead. If there's an easy way to conserve our planet (not littering, for example) then why think too far out and dream too high?