[PRESS RELEASE: IAAS CONVERSATION CLUB GOES TO KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS]
The annual event of External and Exchange Program Department, IAAS Conversation Club Goes to External was successfully held on August, 28th 2018. IGTE 2018 brought up issue about “Climate Change and The Effect on The Environment”. This year, one of the destinations was The Embassy of Kingdom of Netherlands. This event was attended by 50 participants of IAAS members and Non-IAAS members.
The Deputy Head of Economic Affairs of The Embassy of Kingdom of Netherlands, Mr. Joost Nuijten gave a welcoming remarks by explaining about the work of Netherlands Embassy in Indonesia, especially in Economic sector and he particularly highlighted the Netherlands initiative and collaboration in the sector of energy. Subsequently, Mr. Latif Gau, the President Director of PT. Tidal Bridge, held 3 presentations sequentially. First presentation concerning renewable energy from seaweed. By some process, seaweed can be used to produce an alternative energy. Besides, the residue of the seaweed can be used as food and cosmetics ingredient. In the second presentation, he explained about PT Tidal Bridge that is his own company based in Netherlands. This company produces Water Power Plant which is planted under a bridge that is constructed above a strait with a heavy flow. In the last presentation, Mr. Gau presented about more flexible and affordable solar panel made of plastic. Unlike usual solar panel, this solar panel is very thin that it can be cut and carried easily. This solar panel can be used for a roof of a house and give the house a power supply. After the presentations, participants were given an opportunity to ask questions on the topics.
Students participating at IGTE 2018 were curious on how to benefit from various alternative energy opportunities invented by a Dutch company owned by Indonesian in Indonesia, and whether or not the country could really implement this good solution to protect the environment and the future generation. Mr. Latif Gau, being asked for the very key in the business play, remarked on the importance for the students to keeping the integrity that will help ourselves and the country develop further.
Everyone hoped that this event has and will enhance the IGTE 2018 participants’ knowledge about climate change and alternative energy especially those invented through the Dutch initiatives as one of the way to reduce climate change. Moreover, it is hoped that we all can jointly invent and develop brand new alternative energy in Indonesia, while improve the English proficiency of the students. On the other hand, through this visit to the Netherlands Embassy, this event hopefully sustainable relationship between IAAS LC IPB and the embassy could be strengthened.
[PRESS RELEASE: IAAS CONVERSATION CLUB GOES TO GREENPEACE INDONESIA]
The annual event of External and Exchange Program Department, IAAS Conversation Club Goes to External was successfully held on August, 28th 2018. IGTE 2018 brought up issue about “Climate Change and The Effect on The Environment”. This year, one of the destinations was Greenpeace Indonesia. This event was followed by 52 participants that consists of IAAS members and Non-IAAS members. The participants departed from Bogor at 5.15. The event started at 8.30 and ended at 15.00.
After going to the first destination that was the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, the participants had a lunch break and went to the second destination, Greenpeace Indonesia. This session was started by an introduction of Greenpeace Indonesia and its main goals by Fauzi, a campaigner from Greenpeace Indonesia. The event was continued by a presentation from Hindun Malika, a campaigner from Greenpeace Indonesia. In her presentation, she explained about The Effect of Coal Power Plants. Based on her report, Jakarta is a city with the most amount of Coal Power Plants nearby in a radius of 100 km. The pollution produced by the power plants can cause many dangerous diseases. The second presentation was presented by Asep, another campaigner of Greenpeace Indonesia. He presented about Deforestation Due to A Palm Oil Plantation Expansion. Based on his report, Indonesia only has one last forest, and it’s in Papua. Recently this forest is being targeted as the next land for an extractive business to built its project. Greenpeace Indonesia wants a transparency of Forestry Management so that people can be involved in taking care of the forest. Greenpeace also have a team in Pontianak called “Tim Cegah Api” that consists of about 50 people. This session was ended by giving a Token of Appreciation to Greenpeace Indonesia.
Finally, IGTE 2018 is officially over. Hopefully this event will enhance the participants’ knowledge about climate change, deforestation and unrenewable energy and their effect on the environment so that the participants can implement it in the real life and improve their skill in speaking English. Besides, this event hopefully will build a sustainable relationship between IAAS LC IPB and the NGO.
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