Wednesday, August 30, 2006
No Littering Please!
Tanty from Stavanger Daily Photo hasn't been back home to Jakarta for quite some time. She saw my yesterday's post and hoped that Jakarta is now clean all over. Well, I must admit that it's not as clean in some areas. It's still quite a struggle to educate environment awareness to the local people's minds. As you can see in the picture, there are many plastics, papers and other garbage thrown out to that empty land. I pass this street everyday on my way home and the condition is pretty much the same day in day out. Some people grumbled about how ignorant the government is that they didn't fix this. But I believe that being clean and care for the environment need to come from every individuals.
And I mean every individuals including those riding fancy BMWs! Because I still find some of them opening their car windows and throwing cigarette buts, plastics, etc on the streets. (for you BMW riders, please don't get upset. I'm not generalizing. I know there are also many wealthy environmentally aware citizens in Jakarta.)
As for me, I confess that I never join the monthly cleaning in my neighborhood, but at least I never litter :)