Waste Management Focused on Earth Day Rally

Author : Humas | Wednesday, April 26, 2017 13:44 WIB
UMM DIMPA Supervisor Rina Wahyu Setyaningrum, M.Ed. (Front of the podium) on the 2017 Earth Day seminar

WASTE managemen has became a great theme on Earth Day commemoration that held from April 18 to 25 by Student Activity Unit (UKM) of the Nature Lovers Student Division (DIMPA) of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) started with a waste collecting competition and a taking photo on environmental themed which was then closed with a talk show, which carried the theme "One Action to Save the Earth" in front of wall climbing of DIMPA UMMon Tuesday (25/4).

The committee chairman Bias Riantaka explained that the category of waste including  glass bottles, plastics, and packaging snacks made of aluminum foil. From two of types of competitions two winners were selected, both received coaching money Rp 250,000 to Rp 250,000.

During the five-days competition Bias Riantaka said that it has collected up to 40 bags of garbages. Later, those garbages will be sold according to its type. The money from saling it will be donated to the victims of landslide disaster at Banaran, Pulung District, Ponorogo Regency.

In the meantime, Malang Regency cleaning waste management affairs chairman Renung Rubiyatadji, MM,attended as speaker, waste assurance clinic project officer Taufiqurrahman and a DIMPA outstanding member as well as probiotic waste processing practitioners Parwito.

Both of the two speakers delivered on waste management issues. Parwito had managed agricultural waste and turned it into an organic fertilizer. While Renung had successfully guided the Talangagung Village in Malang regency, processing waste to produce methane gas and then to stop LPG using completely.

UMM DIMPA Supervisor Rina Wahyu Setyaningrum, M.Ed.Said that DIMPA’s activities in collaboration with the Center for Environment and Population Studies (PSLK) of UMM and Climate Change Frontier tosupport  the campus program. "This activity as a form of DIMPA’s support to succeed Green and Clean program, which was initiated by UMM," he said.

In addition to holding both competition and talk show, DIMPA also arranged long-term programs. DIMPA would collaborate with UMM communication students to establish garbage police. The garbage police wasa student who secretly took pictures of students who throwed garbage in the campus area.

Students who are caught on camera throwed the waste carelessly, his photo will be publicly published on banner in the campus area. "It is a form of social sanction against those who do it carelessly. Through it, we hope they did not repeat it again, "said Bias who was also a student of the 2014 Forestry department. (Naz)



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