Posted on 22 May 2018
The amount of food waste in Pontianak reaches 66 percent in 2015. If during that time the amount of waste are 350 tons per day, then the rest of the food alone is 231 tons per day. Meanwhile, it needs a lot of clean water from nature to process food and drink.
WWF-Indonesia’s West Kalimantan program once again raising the urban awareness. Coinciding with International Biodiversity Day May 22, this nature conservation agency invites residents of Pontianak and other surrounding areas for a green lifestyle.
"The urban people need to be informed about the green lifestyle. The nature of consumerism is always associated with the availability of natural resources and its direct impact on the environment. Almost all products available on the market are sourced from nature. When the product becomes waste and difficult to decompose, it will be a problem for the environment," said Albertus Tjiu, WWF-Indonesia's West Kalimantan Program Manager in Pontianak, Tuesday (5/22/2018).
Albert pointed out, the amount of food waste in Pontianak reaches 66 percent in 2015. If during that time the amount of waste are 350 tons per day, then the rest of the food alone is 231 tons per day. Meanwhile, it needs a lot of clean water from nature to process food and drink.
This high level of consumerism will be reduced or balanced if coupled with awareness of surrounding environment. This lifestyle is promoted to keep the natural resources, so that the environment can continue to provide the support for human life.
"Changing people's lifestyles are one of the best ways to implement action of preserving biodiversity," he said.
The green lifestyle, says Albert, becomes very important in everyday life. Cultivate, select, and consume products sourced from nature and preserve nature itself. The three principles of a green lifestyle are reducing, reuse and recycle into the most important part of reducing the impacts of climate change.
Unmanaged natural resources will exacerbate climate change on earth, which directly or indirectly affects the existence of biodiversity on earth.
Apart from all that, Albert explained, it still needs an awareness campaign and socialization to the urban community, especially in Pontianak and surrounding areas. "No matter how small the action, it certainly has a positive impact for the survival of this nature," he explained.
The Biodiversity Day campaign currently targets educational institutions, fun fairs and religion centers. One of the targets is the Munzalan Mubarakan congregation Mosque and people who are shopping at Pasar Juadah. You can do this by sharing 100 shopping bags to reduce the use of plastic bags. Invite the people of Pontianak to be more caring and wise for the environment. Thirty teenage mosques has joined the breaking of fasting ceremonies and socialization of protected wildlife organized by WWF-Indonesia, supported by the Pontianak Earth Hour Movement.
The theme is "Celebrating 25 years of Action for Biodiversity". This theme was chosen to mark the 25th
anniversary of the Convention on Biological Diversity and highlighted the progress that has been made in achieving the goals of conventions at national to international levels.
In a separate place, Ustadz Marlie Chandra said that the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has issued Fatwa no. 4 of 2014 on "Preservation of Endangered Animals for Ecosystem Balance" and "Friday Frame for the Conservation of Endangered Animals for Ecosystem Balance" on January 22, 2014.
"This fatwa is a guide for Muslims to take active steps to protect endangered and endangered species," he said.
According to the Supervisory Board of Baitulmaal Munzalan Indonesia Foundation, in addition to strengthening government policy in conserving and protecting endangered and endangered species, the fatwa also highlights core principles, beliefs about the values and contextualization of the concepts of fiqh in the environment closely related to conservation.
In it is an invitation to protect biodiversity, especially endangered species. "Muslims need to revert to religious values to address environmental issues. Including changing behavior to conform to Islamic teachings. Thus, other beings can live together in harmony," he said.
For further information, please contact:
Dewi Puspita Sari (Pawan Kubu Species Officer)
WWF-Indonesia Program Kalimantan Barat
Jl. Karna Sosial Gg. Wonoyoso II No. 3 - Pontianak
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