Photo of Garbage Cleanup at Lembeng Beach

Gianyar - Sunday (27/08), A unique case occurred in commemorating the Independence Day organized by the Ministry of Social and Environment of Students Executive Board of Udayana University this year. They tried different things by organizing Beach Clean Up activities at Lembeng Beach, Gianyar Regency. In the event on Sunday, 27th of August 2017, was held for two hours, starting at 16:00 pm until 18:00 pm. The activity itself was chaired by Mila Andiani as the Minister of Social and Environment of Students Executive Board of Udayana University.

In the interview, Mila explained that Beach Clean Up activities had a goal to invite students and society to take an active role to participate in preserving the condition of nature, especially the beach, also to cultivate a sense of sensitivity to the environment in the atmosphere of the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia.

The idea of ​​organizing the Beach Clean Up activities in commemorating the Independence Day began from the hope of the possibility to be free from garbage in this 72nd Indonesia Independence Day. Therefore the idea of organizing the Beach Clean Up came because this activity was considered to be a small effort of students and youths in protecting the environment from garbage.

Photo of One of the Race Events of Post-Completion of the Beach Clean Up Activities

There were some interesting things in this Beach Clean Up activities when compared with Beach Clean Up activities that had been organized before, it was because of this activity was not only followed by students from Udayana University, but also there were youth community of outside the campus neighborhood such as startup community, Simalu, and also students from SMP Negeri 4 Denpasar. In addition, this year, the Beach Clean Up activities was also filled with a series of race activities among the participants of the event that served as an effort to enliven the Independence Day that occurred on this 17th of August.

At the end of the interview, Mila hoped that with the activities such as beach clean up could provide an encouragement for the society to continue to care about the condition of nature as well as to participate in preserving the environment. In addition, because of the beach is one of the main tourism destinations in Bali. (dessrimama)