If not us, then who? If not now, then when?
Thousands of young people participated in Youth Action to Mitigate Climate (AMJI) across Indonesia on October 29, 2022.
AMJI is a collective initiative among young people to reduce climate crisis impact through eco-friendly lifestyle and collaborative action to recover forest and sea ecosystems. AMJI's first event was held in 2021. In this second year, various activities were performed such as mangrove planting, coral reef transplantation, nail removing, arts performance, and eco-fashion.
At Tangerang Mangrove Center, AMJI planted 2,000 mangroves and did a beach clean up.
Mangrove planting is one of the endeavors to reduce the impact of climate crisis. One hectare of mangrove could absorb 800 tons of carbon per year.
Citarum-Ciliwung BPDASHL Head, Pina Ekalipta, expected that the green action should not stop here. He told the participants at Tangerang Mangrove Center that youth need to continue to protect forests, sea, and the surrounding environment.
“If not us, then who, if not now, then when,” he said.
(photo caption: Actor Billy Davidson plants mangrove at Tangerang Mangrove Center as part of the Youth Action to Mitigate Climate (AMJI) 2022.
Topic: Climate change (general)
Photo or video credit: EcoNusa/Mochammad Fikri
Text Credit: Nur Alfiyah EcoNusa
Date : 29 October 2022