Since July 2019, we have started delivering curriculum that local educators can implement in their schools and communities across Indonesia.
Zero Waste School Program
Since July 2019, our pilot “Zero Waste School Program” has been adopted by 13 educators and schools across Indonesia – from North Sumatra to Aceh, Jambi, South Sumatra, Central Sulawesi, West Java, Central Java, East Java, and Bali.
The first batches of 325 children in these schools have been learning about the problems posed by plastic waste and microplastic to the environment and marine life, taking action to reduce their use of single use plastic by switching to reusable bags and water bottles, exploring waste separation and bio decomposition of organic waste versus inorganic waste, and linking to local waste banks.
Educators indicated in the post-activity surveys that the program was easy to implement and the children were enthusiastic and inspired by the content and format. They also pointed out that the curriculum enhanced their own knowledge and supported them to become green teachers.
Easy-to-carry reusable Tasini bags have been distributed to the 325 children who have completed the first stage of the program enabling them to switch from single use plastic bags.
Gung Asri - SD Saraswati Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali
Soleh Dhea - SDN Karangreja 1, Pebayuran, West Java
Gita - SD Saraswati Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali
Alfi - Penggage, Musi Banyuasin, South Sumatra
See more fotos (link to database) and videos (link to YB channel) from the Eco-Education program.
Explore the schools reached on the map and check out their stories.
ECO-EDUCATION ALL OVER THE ARCHIPELAGO
Generous donations from supporters like you have empowered more than 100 schools across Indonesia with eco-education and books. Join the movement by donating today.
2. ENVIRONMENTAL BOOKS
Since 2015, we have delivered Current, colorful and engaging kids’ books in the Indonesian language on topics like fauna, flora, ecosystems and the environment to numerous schools across Indonesia. Explore (link environmental books) their stories.
This long-term early activity of Green Books.org will now become part of our evolving biodiversity program as well as the green incentive packages of different Eco-Education and Pelita teacher training programs.