July 02, 2011
Kuta-Bali, 1 July 2011, adisBali.com ; On April 1st 2011, Time magazine depicted Bali as a resort island overwhelmed by environmental problems, Under the headline "Holidays in Hell : Bali's Ongoing Woes", including uncollected rubbish everywhere, overflowing sewage plants, and rivers that flush trash into the sea at its most famous beaches. Waste has become a serious problem for Bali, which mainly relies on the tourism sector.
The government of Bali is well aware of the issues highlighted by the Time article, and has published the Bali Green Province Roadmap on February 2011 to outline some of the actions that must be taken and to call for the participation of all components of society to make Bali "Clean and Green". In a discussion held by Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Daerah Bali – Division of Regional Development Planning – emphasizes the importance of leaders in Bali have the same fighting spirit and stand under the same flag to deal with waste issue that increasingly crucial.
In response to this call, a group of passionately committed people have joined forces to launch a movement to support this essential goal. To this end, the Bali Clean and Green Multi-Stakeholder Group have been formed, consisting of key NGO, community, and industry actors, and supported by the Head of the Bali Environment Agency (BLH), A.A.G.A Sastrawan.
The Bali Clean and Green Multi-Stakeholder Networking for Solution Forum initiated by Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) and Quiksilver (QS) is the first in a series of events aimed to bring all stakeholders together to collectively create practical solutions to the challenges that affect us all, starting with waste management.
The forum is a one-day networking for leading government, NGO, Community and Industry stakeholders to align their resources to support optimal solutions to the solid waste management issues identified in the Bali Green Province Roadmap.
The forum was officially opened by Indonesia's Minister of the Environment , Prof DR Ir Gusti Muh. Hatta, and the Governor of Bali, I Made Mangku Pastika.
The purpose of the The Bali Clean and Green Multi-Stakeholder Networking for Solution Forum is to facilitate a balanced and fully representative cross-section of stakeholders networking, information exchange, resource sharing and brainstorming collaborative actions plans among all participants. It is intended that by combining resources, participants can contribute more optimally towards delivery and tackle challenges.
The forum created for group discussion consists of Waste Collection, Waste Processing, Waste Disposal and Efforts to Activate Corporate Social Responsibility Program in Corporation.
From the above group discussion the forum concluded:
- Put the priorities based on issue categories
- Solutions from the identified issues.
- Tools identified to reach the goals
- The importance of media involvement as the key success in Bali Clean and Green
About Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI):
"Coca-Cola" was first introduced in Indonesia in 1927 and was produced locally in 1932. CCAI is the leading manufacturer and distributor of soft drinks in Indonesia. It manufactures and distributes under license products of The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC). The company's headquarter Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic ready to drink beverages in Asia Pacific region and one of the world's top five Coca-Cola bottlers. Currently CCAI has production facilities set up in Medan, Padang, Lampung, Cibitung-Bekasi, Bandung,Semarang, Surabaya and Denpasar. We employ over 10,000 people and operate thousands of vehicles to deliver more than 100 million cases of beverages per year to hundreds fo thousands of retail outlets throughout the archipelago.
About Quiksilver Inc:
Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK) is the world's leading outdoor sports lifestyle company, which designs, produces and distributes a diversified mix of branded apparel, footwear, accessories and related products. The Company's apparel and footwear brands represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people that connect with its boardriding culture and heritage.
The reputation of Quiksilver's brands is based on different outdoor sports. The Company's Quiksilver, Roxy, DC and Hawk brands are synonymous with the heritage and culture of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding, and its beach and water oriented swimwear brands include Raisins, Radio Fiji and Leilani.
The Company's products are sold in over 90 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders Club shops and other company-owned retail stores, other specialty stores and select department stores. Quiksilver's corporate and Americas' headquarters are in Huntington Beach, California, while its European headquarters are in St. Jean de Luz, France, and its Asia/Pacific headquarters are in Torquay, Australia.
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Bali Big Eco Weekend Rundown
Saturday July 2nd 2011
|6am - 12noon
||King of the Groms (KOG)
|9am - 11am
|10.30am - 11am
||Life Savers Race
|11am - 6pm
|10am - 9pm
||Cafe at the beach
|12pm - 5pmm
||Surfboards Painting, Kids Games, Eco Message Video
|5pm - 6pm
||Turtle Release + African Djembe drums performance
|6pm - 7pm
||The Hydrant music + Surf Packs Giveaway
|7pm - 9pm
||Surf Film moonlight Cinema : Storm Riders, Moments, Kelly Slater (evolution of a champ), Ombak Bali Movie
Sunday July 3nd 2011
|6am - 2pm
||King of the Groms (KOG) Final
|7am - 9am
||Jimbaran and Kedonganan Beach Clean Up
|10am - 6pm
|12pm - 1pm
||Dialog Dini Hari Music
|1pm - 3pm
||Kuta, Legian and Seminyak Beach Clean Up
|3.30pm - 4.30pm
||Locals and Legend Surf Challenge and Autograph Session
|5pm - 6pm
|5.30pm - 6.30pm
||African Djembe drums performance
|6.30pm - 7pm
||Closing Ceremony, Beach Clean Up Awards, Surf Pack Giveaway, King of The Groms (KOG) Awards and Video Presentation
|7pm - 8pm
|8pm - 9pm
||Bondan Prakoso and Fade 2 Black Music