by Syaiful Rochman
Shouting “Indonesia Power Shift Switch!” as the closing shout out, Indonesia has begun the first wave of national climate movement in 17 provinces across the nation.
The four days of sharing, learning and fun was called Switchcamp. Participants will help Indonesia to switch into eco-friendly living, and help free the nation from fossil fuel dependency.
Focusing on solving local environmental issues, for four days the participants were provided with the necessary skills and tools to create help take the climate movement back home to the next level.
Before switchcamp, every participant was expected to come with their local environmental issue, and during the camp they approached these issues through new perspectives, provided by the learning material, to create plans and try to solve their problems back home.
On day two, all of the participants were taken to Poncosari Village. The Village is using a combination of solar panels, biogas and wind as its power sources. In Poncosari the participants unfurled a 15 meter banner, they had prepared, to underline their pledge on establishing Indonesia as an independent and renewable energy nation.