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How Climate Change Affect Your Health (from @Greenpeace)

29 Aug



Ecological Footprint

17 Jul

It is still difficult to understand what the meaning of ecological footprint is. I also have to browse several site to understand it more: (Indonesian version)

Here is what I understand:

Human needs resources to live. But by living also, human produce waste. The amount natural resources needed by human to live and to recycle their waste is what ecological footprint means (as far as I understood).

I was only thinking about one person. But in a world level, it’s talking about all people in the world, and their need, and their waste.

This is big.

Okay, now I’ll reduce it into one country, Indonesia, where I live.

Cited from Indonesia’s population is 224.67 million. Indonesian need of resource to live and recycle their waste (ecological footprint) is 1.21 gha/pers, while Indonesia’s natural resource capacity to support it’s people live (biocapacity) is 1.35 ghs/pers. So, there are still 0.14 gha/pers remain. That means Indonesia still have surplus of resources to support the people.

But, it’s only a small number of surplus. We don’t know what will happen in the next ten or twenty years. And we human lives in one world. There are countries that already have deficit resources, according to the list. Moreover, human needs are constantly increased by a lot of changing like globalization. Is our one earth enough to support us?

This is one serious problem to think.

Green Africa Youth Organization

Have you heard the word before, “Ecological Footprint”? Do you understand it? Do you know your footprint or that of your country or continent?

I will like to introduce you to Ecological Footprint:
Conceived in 1990 by Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees at the University of British Columbia, the Ecological Footprint launched the broader Footprint movement, including the carbon Footprint, and is now widely used by scientists, businesses, governments, individuals and institutions working to monitor ecological resource use and advance sustainable development.

Ecological footprint is the amount of biologically productive land (land that is sufficiently fertile to accommodate forests or agriculture or fishing grounds– they do not include deserts, glaciers and open oceans) and water needed to supply the people in a particular country or area with renewable resources and to absorb and recycle the wastes and pollution produced by resource use. It is measured in million/global hectares.

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Ocean Acidification? Never heard of it before.

16 Jul

Ocean acidification is also a new thing for me. It’s the first time I’ve heard of it. I think it is a serious problem, considering that I live in Indonesia, where has the longest coastline in the world. We also live from oceans, foods, especially, some come from ocean. There also beach tourism and underwater sights tourism which become one of Indonesia economic commodities. What will happen if the ocean is contaminated or becoming acid? Many ocean living creatures would die. Economic is threatened, and the most dangerous level is, we’ll die. Water conservation become the biggest concern. We not only have to save clean water. We also have to be wise in using washing detergent in everyday life because all water comes to the ocean. That’s the simplest thing we can contribute in water conservation.


Oceans are turning acidic as a result of increased Carbon dioxide emission. As they act as sponge for these emissions so the level of carbon dioxide is found to be increasing in them. What actually happens? Due to absorption of carbon dioxide pH is lowered, hence acidic, and you know what is the major issue? The pH scale is logarithmic, this means that impact of minor drop in pH can have profound impacts.

Thus oceanic ecosystem as a whole is being disturbed as a result of ocean acidification. Calcifers (oysters, shell-fish etc) suffer most, because carbonate and acidity are inversely related, and these animals require carbonate for building and strengthening their shells. cartoon-coralsCorals have been reported to show decline in growth in presence of acidic media.

Similarly lowering of pH effects health of several fishes, as they are incapable of breathing. However, some plants and predators are positively effected. Loss of habitat…

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Keistimewaan Sistem I-GIST

31 Jan

Repost dari Bapak Agus Salim Maestro I-GIST

Berikut ini adalah berbagai keistimmewaan yg menjadi bagian dari system I-GIST sehingga terpercaya :

1. I-GIST memiliki legalitas lengkap dan telah mendapatkan izin dari BKPM, serifikat ISO dan sertifikat MUI untuk bisnisnya.

2. I-GIST hanya menanam di lahan yg cocok ditanami Jabon.

3. I-GIST memanam dgn menggunakan bibit terbaik.

4. I-GIST menanam dan merawat pohon jabon dgn menggunakan teknologi budidaya terbaik.

5. I-GISTdidampingi oleh ahli perkayuan terbaik Indonesia sehingga hasilnya akan lebih optimal.

6. I-GIST menyiapkan tanaman cadangan yg sebagian ditanam di lokasi yg sama dan sebagian lagi di tanam di lokasi yg berbeda sehingga jika terjadi kegagalan seperti ada pohon yg mati, terbakar, dicuri, dll, I-GIST akan ganti dan bahkan akan direlokasi ke tempat tanaman cadangan jika target kubikasi panen belum mencapai.

7. I-GIST memiliki pabrik dgn teknolgi pengolahan kayu terbaik sehingga mampu melipat gandakan nilai kayu dgn edit value tertinggi sehingga I-GIST membeli hasil panen pohon para Green Warrior dgn harga terbaik.

8. I-GIST memiliki jaringan pasar ekport kayu sehingga kami mampu menjual kayu eksport dgn harga terbaik.

9. IGIST menjalankan program pemerintah yaitu penghijauan untuk lingkungan dan pemberdayaan rakyat sehingga kami mendapat support dan dukungan pemerintah dan semua pihak.

10. I-GIST mengunakan sistem dgn prinsip gotong royong sehingga terhimpun kekuatan besar dari semua kalangan dan akibatnya program ini menarik dan booming.

11. I-GIST memiliki syatem IT terbaik sehingga system budidaya tanaman jabon teregistrasi secara detail dilengkapi titik koordinat letak penanamaman pohon dan dituangkan dalam peta geodesi dan system kontrol yang akurat.

12. I-GIST memiliki system bisnis Green Warrior dengan menkampanyekan penghijauan dan Green Warrior bisa jadi milyarder sebelum panen.

13. I-GIST menyiapkan wadah support system yaitu INFINITY (International Freedom University) sebagai sadah belajar dan berlatih bersama sehingga terbentuk SDM yg handal.

14. I-GIST merupakan program pemberdayaan ekonomi rakyat, menumbuhkan semangat nasionalisme dan mengembangkan potenai kearifan lokal.

15. I-GIST menjalankan program yg memiliki visi besar yaitu mulia sejahtera. Tebar kemuliaan dgn menanam pohon dan raih kesejateraan dari kamapanye penghijauan dan hasil panen.

Inilah yg membedakan antara I-GIST dgn yg lain.

Salam TOPS mulia sejahtera.

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Belated New Year’s Resolutions.

28 Jan

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