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Jakarta Post

Bogor youths organize green day

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, March 8 2008   /  12:10 pm

Around 100 young Christians from various churches in Bogor municipality spent Friday cleaning a number of main roads in the city, in cooperation with the city's Environment Agency. "This activity aims to encourage young people in Bogor to care for the environment," Andri one of the youths said. At the end of the activity, the group had collected at least 20 large bags of garbage, mostly comprising leaves from rows of trees along Jl. Padjajaran, Jl. Juanda and Jl. Suryakencana in Bogor. Many of them found roadside gutters were clogged with leaves and mud. Separately, the young congregation at Santo Andreas Catholic church in Ciluar district, Bogor, held a video screening and discussion of environmental issues. The video showed the connection between global warming and the bible, citing verses from Genesis that say when God created the earth, ...