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Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Kumi Naidoo will dye his beard green during the RIo+20 conference if 10,000 people commit to supporting Earth Hour.
Direktur Eksekutif Greenpeace Internasional, Kumi Naidoo akan mewarnai hijau janggutnya selama konferensi Rio +20 jika 10.000 orang berkomitmen untuk mendukung Earth Hour.
Warief Djajanto Basorie, Jakarta | Wed, 03/14/2012 10:13
In 2011, the annual worldwide event to switch lights off for 60 minutes on one night took place in five cities in Indonesia, all in Java. In 2012, it will go beyond the Java Sea.
In Java, the event will be commemorated in Jakarta, Bogor, Bekasi, Tangerang, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surakarta, Semarang, Malang, Surabaya, Kediri and Sidoarjo. Outside Java, Banda Aceh, Banjarmasin, Samarinda, Manado, Gorontalo and Makassar will also participate.
“The 18 young people contacted us; they are ordinary people. They do not belong to an organization. They wanted to coordinate Earth Hour in their individual local cities.
“We showed them how to do it: Get the cooperation of the local government, local businesses, local media, community groups, students, and get local funding,” WWF-Indonesia campaign coordinator for climate and energy, Verena Puspawardani, said.
At 8:30 p.m. on March 31, the 18 cities will dim their lights for one hour. Lights will go out at city icons, government buildings and commercial centers.
In the logo “Earth Hour 60+”, the “60” means 60 minutes focused on action to save energy and reduce carbon emissions, which are the main cause of global warming that brings about climate change.
The “+” sign means Earth Hour activities should not be for 60 minutes alone. It calls for added activities during daily life to support carbon emissions’ reduction.
Use public transport. Save water. Stop littering. Reduce paper and plastic use. Use non-plastic bags for shopping. Recycle organic kitchen waste. Plant trees. Reduce, reuse and recycle.
This year is the fourth time in as many years that WWF-Indonesia, an independent conservation organization, organized Earth Hour. In 2009, its theme was “Save the Earth or let it die, your choice”.
In 2010: “Change the world in 1 hour.” And in 2011: “After 1 hour, make it your lifestyle” and the “60+” logo was introduced. For 2012, the theme is a pitch to motivate people not yet familiar with Earth Hour: “This is my act. What’s yours?”
People are challenged to do something positive to induce greater change and set an example. It could be going on a diet or even become a vegetarian. It could be cycling or even walking to work.
Another feature in Earth Hour is that the 18 coordinators will each make an action plan for their city and engage the local governments to participate in an Earth Hour Indonesia award program, “Earth Action: City Category”.
It is to nominate one government building, one energy efficient kampung community, and one school for the Earth Action award. They will be judged on three criteria: The “3R” principle (reduce, reuse, recycle), energy and a green lifestyle.
Evaluation takes place over a six-month period, from September 2012 to March 2013, by a local jury that will report to a prime jury at the national level.
Although these long-term activities are ambitious, the short-term benefits are tangible. Some 68 percent of Indonesia’s power consumption is within the Java-Bali grid. Of that, 23 percent is consumed in Jakarta and neighboring Tangerang.
Jakarta has a population of 10 million people. If on March 31, one-tenth of its residents turn their lights off for one hour, 300 megawatts of power will be saved. This is enough to provide electricity to 900 villages, according to WWF-Indonesia. Further, it reduces power bills by Rp 200 billion (US$22 million) and cuts carbon dioxide emissions by 267 tons. If 10 percent of Jakarta residents are active on Earth Hour, 700,000 households will each turn off two light bulbs for one hour. If 10 percent of the nation’s population are to do the same thing, that’s action with a multifold gain.
The writer teaches journalism at Dr. Soetomo Press Institute (LPDS), Jakarta.
Nama : Nugie (Penyanyi, Supporter Kehormatan Earth Hour Indonesia)
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Nama : Devy Suradji (Direktur Marketing WWF Indonesia)
Jika ada 50 kota di Indonesia berpartisipasi pada Earth Hour 2012 ini, Devy akan menyelam dengan pakaian adat bali.
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