Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ministers open Green Festival in Jakarta

Environment Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta, accompanied by Forestry Minister Zulkili Hasan, and Minister for Women’s Empowerment Linda Gumelar, opened Green Festival 2009 fun eco-festival at Bung Karno Sports Complex's east parking lot in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Saturday.

The free-entry festival, held by a partnership association of three mass media and four corporations, will run over the weekend to promote global warming awareness.

The festival is jointly held by Kompas daily, MetroTV, Female Radio, consumer goods manufacturer PT Unilever Indonesia, state oil and gas firm PT Pertamina, electronic company PT Panasonic Gobel Indonesia and Sinar Mas Group.

The parking lot would be divided into four main areas to exhibit simulations of the global warming phenomenon, environmental workshops, music entertainment, and tips for individuals to reduce domestic carbon emissions.

“Delivered monotonously, these messages would not come across. But [through this festival], it is expected the messages would be accepted by most members of the public,” Gusti said in his opening speech.

Last year, the festival successfully attracted 44,000 visitors. Eighty percent were mothers and children.

Green Festival
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Source :The Jakarta Post


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