Press Release of the Interactive English Group Discussion (I-RUPSION) on “Green Living: a Better Choice to Maintaining Forestry Sector in the New Normal”

On 25th May 2021, Forestry Education Commission (FenC) of IFSA LC UGM held the Interactive Group Discussion (I-RUPSION) on “Green Living: a Better Choice to Maintaining Forestry Sector in the New Normal”. The goals of this event are (1) explain the meaning of green living and its forms in everyday life, (2) explain the impact of green living in maintaining sustainability and how it can improve the economy in society, and (3) provide the knowledge about the steps to take to formulate a better green living.

This I-RUPSION was held via Google Meet. This discussion started with a warm welcoming speech from a member of IFSA LC UGM, Fiana Eka Aprilia who also became the MC and moderator of this I-RUPSION. Then the forum was preceded by our speaker, Adi Saifullah Putra from PT MallSampah Indonesia. First, Mr Adi explained that the main key of recycling and waste management is waste scavengers. Waste scavengers, who belong to the informal sector, are an important factor in order to better manage and greatly reduce waste in our surroundings. However, this sector is lacking in awareness from the government and society, resulting in minimal waste management in Indonesia. Through this, it is necessary to regulate the performance of waste scavengers so that the surrounding waste can be reduced.

Second, Mr. Adi explained that there are many forms of sustainable living in everyday life. In this case, Adi explained a form of sustainable living related to forestry, namely carbon offset trading. Carbon offset trading is the reduction of carbon emissions in which carbon will be traded widely in the community. This carbon offset trading can be done by terrestrial plants and marine plants. Marine plants can absorb 2-3 times more than terrestrial plants. Thus, Indonesia, which is an archipelagic country and has a sea area of ​​7.81 million km2, has the ability to absorb a massive amount of carbon compared to other countries.

Third, Mr. Adi explained about sharing economy. Sharing economy is a business concept that can provide access to resources owned by a person or company to be consumed or used together with users or other people. That way, the company can work together with partners from local communities so that this collaboration can increase profits for the company and partners while reducing the impact of waste in the area. Lastly, the last part of our discussion is about taking the steps to have an eco-friendly lifestyle, Mr. Adi mentioned how it can start from small things such as reducing single-use items, and recycling scraps into more useful objects and bigger changes such as using raw materials that have no or little impact on the environment and create better, more sustainable jobs/opportunities.

Recommended Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *