|The process of cleaning the Brantas River boundary. (Photo: Chandra / PR)|
A number of community elements on behalf of the Cross-Border Synergy Awareness Movement incorporated in the Social Movement of Alamku Hijau did Clean Ceremony, Sunday (21/7). They consisted of elements from the Institution, TNI Polri, Academic Institutions, CSOs / Communities and Media Malang. This time the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) was appointed as the coordinator of this cleaning activities.
Together, the activity that started from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. began with the Clean Ceremony. It continued with clean garbage in the Brantas river boundary around Landungsari-Tlogomas and continued with the greening of rivers boundary. The last was held an ecological discussion that presented presenters from the Dimpa coach of the UMM, DLH, Kodim 0833, as well as members of the Malang City Police Resort.
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|Officers from DLH joined clean ceremony. (Photo: Chandra / PR)|
Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Dr., Ir. David Hermawan, M.P., IPM when was pointed as ceremony coach revealed that keeping the environment was the most important thing. Especially in Indonesia, including Malang, there were many disasters caused by people neglecting to protect the environment. "Not only the lives of farmers, but the destruction of the Brantas River will also have a negative impact on the sustainability of the flora and fauna in surround river.
Meanwhile, Harianto, ST, as the founder of the Alamku Hijau movement who was the chairman of the Community Communication Social Assistance (Baskomas), explained that his party along with four hundreds of people involved in that activity focused on reducing the impact of waste on the environment. "In Malang, only a small amount of rain cause flood. We emphasize, do not litter, "he pressed.
The activity which was actually done every week was expected to inspire public awareness to do the same activities at least at the level the hamlet(RW). "We will return the mutual cooperation, we will restore awareness and I hope that all parties can participate in protecting the environment. We are currently focusing on the Brantas River and the tributary of the Brantas, "said Harianto.
Joao Karvalho, Head of the Cleaning Services of the Environmental Service (DLH) Malang city stated that cleanliness was not the responsibility of the Government. Cleanliness, he said, was the responsibility of each individual. "All elements of society must be aware of environmental cleanliness. Even though this clean action activity is routine, it will not mean if the community is not made aware, "Joao said. (Win)