01 November 2009
An orchestra for Ecofish : A collaboration with Twilite YOUTH Orchestra
An innovation of promoting Ecofish project of Yayasan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan / LEAD Indonesia was made in collaboration with Twilite YOUTH Orchestra (TYO). Eco Fish project supported by Darwin Initiative through LEAD International has been completed in 2008. The fishermen groups in Buleleng District, Bali, have been certified by Marine Aquarium Council (MAC), as the group members have shifted cyanide use to collect ornamental fish into environmentally safe standard. Through 3-year activities the Eco Fish project has certified more than 200 ornamental fish fishermen, developed 3 eco fish fishermen group, and 3 community council, with a local cooperative that received initial funds to assist the fishermen group. According to the survey conducted by Reef Check and MAC, the marine habitat in the project site shows recovery since the cyanide use decreased, as the biodiversity and the number of ornamental fish increased. Besides, the local fishermen found some species that have been disappearing for some years.
01 November 2009
Indonesian LEAD Fellows Cohort 14th Inaugurated: With Roadmap towards Food Sovereignty
The participants of Indonesian LEAD Associate Training Cohort 14th consists of Ario Tranggono, Bayuni Shantiko, Farah Sofa, Hermas E. Prabowo, J. Indro Surono, Mujiati, Nana Agustina Dhian Ekawati, Nancy Kiay, Puji Sumedi Hanggarawati, Said Abdullah, and Tini Sastra finally were inaugurated as LEAD Fellows at 14th of August 2009. They had developed and presented a team work document, a roadmap titled "From Food Security towards Food Sovereignty", in a workshop attended by a number of Indonesian experts on food and climate change, on August 12, 2009, at Grand Kemang Hotel in Jakarta. Three other participants of cohort 14, Asikin Chalifah, Nusya Kuswantin and Yusman Syaukat, were inaugurated as LEAD Associates.
30 October 2009
Green with Garment Industry
YPB's Developing Sustainable Business Program has been completed in partnership with various companies (from pulp and paper, energy, mining, bank, resort). All of our partners have completed its sustainable business strategy for long term benefits. The latest partnership was an engagement in July - August 2009 with PT Mardohar Catur Tunggal Gaya (MCTG) - a medium scale garment/apparel company located in Jakarta. Team of MCTG consists of 10 selected employees and has successfully developed indicators, systems, innovations and strategies towards company's journey to sustainability through series of workshops with the assistance of YPB team.
28 September 2009
Surabaya River polluted with blood
Prigi added there were two choices of solutions to the problem: relocating the factories; and relocating the tapped water company
14 September 2009
Green Virus for river restoration
SMAN 1 Wringinanom in Gresik, several miles from Surabaya, East Java, embraced the idea of community participation in carrying out their green project.