Indonesian Waste Platform promotes environmental education in Indonesia. Green Indonesia environmental education program has been developed for Indonesian primary and junior high schools in 2013.
Why is this program unique ?
We developed the concept of School Waste Bank, to support expanding the recyclables collection network. Schools are one central point in any community. The School Waste Bank can function as a collection point for recyclables, from both the school as well as community. We collaborate with ADUPI – the Indonesian Plastic Recycling Association – to connect the schools to the wider Indonesian recycling network.
The program includes a 30 lesson plan covering the principles of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Circular Economy, Food loss & Food Waste, the importance of waste separation at household and school level and how to manage a School Waste Bank.
The program includes 2-day teacher training, in collaboration with local Education Departments.
Educating children about the importance of waste in environment and encouraging them to not litter needs to go hand in hand with the establishment of local waste infrastructure, in order to give practical solutions on how to manage their waste.
In Indonesia 45% of the population lives in rural communities spread out over 17.000+ islands and establishing waste infrastructure in these remote regions and communities so far remains a challenge. Most villages are located beyond the reach of the urban waste collection systems. In addition many communities are situated along rivers, which provide them with water. Littering in rivers is common and riverine waste is one of the major sources of ocean pollution.
We need your support
We depend on donations to include more schools in our program. Please contact us in case you like to support a teacher training.
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