Flashmob: The participant of Flashmob holds GREENTHUMM paper as participation of Earth Day Celebration, Wednesday (22/4)
Hundreds of Student University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) and some schools in Malang and Batu participated in Earth Day celebration 2015 that held by American Corner (Amcor) UMM, Wednesday (22/4). Series of event “Green Youth of UMM (GreenThUMM)” was started by opening in BAU Hall UMM and continued by ecotourism in the area of conservation Arboretum UMM.
In Arboretum, all participants were divided into two large groups. Each group has different role. First group will learn about plant cultivation, second group play games to test the knowledge about environment. “We collaborated with PSLK UMM. The concept of Arboretum is Javanese village. The participants will learn about rare plants that only in java land,” said staff of Amcor UMM Heru Wibowo SPd.
After learning about environment and rare plants, participant returned to BAU Hall to listen talkshow from Environment Ambassador 2014, Hendita Kusuma and moderated by Batik Ambassador 2014, Garuda Cakti Viratama. This event to celebrate Earth Day with new series of event is the first time conducted by Amcor UMM. During this time, they celebrated by workshop and seminar about environment. “This year, the event was conceptualized differently. Younger, youth, appropriated with the theme,” said Heru.
Not only Amcor UMM, there are other ten Amcor in Indonesia held the same event, even the concept of implementation is different. GreenThUMM event was held by the initiative of Amcor and cooperation with US Embassy for Indonesia.
In this event was introduced exchange program called “Youth South East Asia Leadership Inisiative (YSEALI)”. This program for Indonesia youth age 18-35 year old who care about environment. In the future there are a lot of thing must be conducted by everyone. “Because young generation are changing and the tendencies to care with environment is decreased. So they are need for stimulant such as this activity to improve the awareness of young generation,” said Heru.
Samilarly with Heru, Hendita Kusuma said activities such this is needed to conduct in order to care the environment. “Event like this is so cool and nice to move the young generation,” said Environment Ambassador 2014. To keep environment, one thing that need to be formed is the mindset of society, especially young generation. “One of ways to change it is to create stimulation such as organizing GreenThUMM activity,” said Hendita.
Batik Ambassador 2014 also said the important to keep earth earlier for young generation. “In the activity of earth day, American Corner invited High School student, later maybe junior high school student and elementary student also to be invited in this event in order to care about the environment,” said Garuda Cakti Viratama. In addition, the member of Earth Hour Malang Community also warned young generation care with the earth not only because of euphoria of earth day. “It should be because the earth is ours and the earth is our responsibility,” said Garuda.
The event was closed with flashmob in front of UMM library. “The meaning of flashmob is when a person inspires the others. The expectation is flashmob not only dance, but there is essence to invite many people to care. One person started, the others follow,” sadi Heru. (nay/zul/t_zuh)