037 / Karangbong, Probolinggo, East Java
Mr. Edi Kurniawan Farid, the library manager who teaches Arabic in Zainul Hasan junior high reminisced the time when he and his friends used to be able to play in the river next to the school a long time ago.
The water, which was very clear and fresh by then, is now polluted as the result of the villagers’ habit of disposing their inorganic waste in the it. He also thinks that deforestation causes the river to run dry during the dry season, a phenomenon that was not seen before.
He hopes that our green books will change the mindset of the the school children toward protecting their river and forests.