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Canberra, 6 April 2012

Selama menjadi Direktur Eksekutif Yayasan Danamon Peduli tahun 2007 sd 2009, program kompos sampah pasar ‘Danamon Go Green’ yang saya kembangkan bersama kepala daerah di berbagai wilayah Indonesia menjadi juara kedua BBC World Challenge 2009.  Berikut ini adalah petikan lengkap wawancara saya dengan Didik Purwanto yang dimuat di Seputar Indonesia 3 Januari 2010 tentang cita-cita saya menjadikan Indonesia bebas sampah, diantaranya dengan menangani sampah organik pasar tradisional dan menjadikannya komoditas pupuk yang bermanfaat untuk merevitalisasi tanah pertanian dan lahan kritis di Indonesia.  Selain itu Didik juga menulis sedikit profil tentang prinsip hidup sederhana yang saya terapkan dalam keluarga: http://didikpurwanto.blogspot.com.au/2010/08/ingin-indonesia-bebas-sampah.html

Semoga bermanfaat!

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So proud that I had the opportunity to present Indonesia through Danamon Go Green Program on BBC World News!  This opportunity came in mid 2009 when our program was selected as one of 12 finalists of BBC World Challenge 2009, selected from 900 community development program worldwide.  The film director from BBC visited our sites in Bantul and Probolinggo and filmed the program.  Our program is called NOTHING WASTED, as we convert organic market waste from Indonesian traditional markets into high quality compost.

Traditional markets play important roles for Indonesian economy especially at grass-root level. One of environmental issues facing traditional markets in Indonesia is waste management.  Danamon Macro Banking segment, which serve over 1,500 markets in 33 provinces of Indonesia understand that cleaner markets will bring better health and prosperity for market vendors as well as better shopping experience for the shoppers.

Danamon Foundation together with 30 regencies and municipalities all over the country convert traditional market organic waste into high quality compost, and apply the fertilizer to improve soil quality and harvest production. In 2009, our program is selected as the runner up of BBC World Challenge award, selected from 900 programs worldwide.  So proud that we can do something meaningful to the society.

Here is the show at BBC World News:

http://www.theworldchallenge.co.uk/previous/2009/2/nothing_wasted


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Canberra, 12 January 2011

I am so honored to be chosen as one of thirteen Indonesian Eco Heroes by Madam Gouri Mirpuri. She partners with GlobeAsia to profile individuals who are making a real difference to the community they live in and to society at large.The article of my work with Danamon Go Green, converting market waste into high quality compost (runner up of BBC World Challenge 2009) was published in November 2009.

I am very proud to be selected together with distinguished individuals: Jiway Tung for his Learning Farm; Toto Sugito, the founder of Bike 2 Work; Santoso for his community radio; Butet Manurung, who runs Sokola,  Letje Tak, a Dayak leader who empowers his people to protect their forest; Singgih for his wooden radios; John and Cynthia Harthy for their Green School; Tri Mumpuni for her micro hydro electric power; Yuyun Ismawati for her waste management; Angela Alhamid, Endah Alhilal and Sri Rahayu for generating electricity from biogas; Prigi Arisandi for cleaning up Surabaya river and Rosanna Devi for reintroducing biodiversity.

The book was published in September 2010 with a foreword from Mr. Emil Salim, one of Indonesian environmentalists that I admire.

May God give me strengths to contribute even more to my beloved country, Indonesia.

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Canberra April 21, 2010

Gatra, an influential news magazine in Indonesia issued a special edition on April 21, 2010 to commemorate Kartini day, by profiling Indonesian women following Kartini’s paths.  I am so honored to be chosen as one of them, for my service in social sector of Indonesia. Thank you my friends for your kind supports along my career journey.  Happy Kartini Day! Thank you, Gatra!

Kartini is an Indonesian heroine, born on April 21, 1879 in Jepara, Central Java.  She is considered as one of the most inspiring women in Indonesia’s history, who has contributed greatly to education and women rights.   

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