Green Indonesia – Environmental Education Program and the concept of School Waste Banks

Green Indonesia – Environmental Education                                                               

About the program

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.
During 30 lessons children learn about the principles of 3R, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, the principles of Circular Economy, the importance of waste separation at household and school level and how to manage a School Waste Bank.
The program is introduced to schools in collaboration with local governmental  Education Departments by 2-day teacher trainings.

Why is this program unique ?

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 many low-middle income developing countries waste infrastructure is still low.
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.
To support extension of the recyclables network we developed the concept of School Waste Bank.
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 – for connecting the schools to the wider Indonesian recycling network.

This program and the SDG’s

Green Indonesia program contributes to the call for action to realise the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 by enhancing education, reducing the impact on environment and health by pollution on land, rivers and in the ocean. The program responds in particular to the Goals # 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15

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Links to the books

Further information 

Green Indonesia learning materials have been adapted for Indonesia in collaboration with Happy Green World Foundation (HGW), the designer of the books. HGW also designs environmental learning materials on Water and Energy. The Green Indonesia learning materials are copyright of Happy Green World.

Request a training 
We rely on donors to cover costs of printing our books and organise each training. For information you can contact Nina van Toulon – nina@indonesianwaste.org

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Note 

Happy Green World has developed their learning materials in various other languages. Please check out their website for more information.