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Jakarta Post

Teen teams go green

  • Dian Kuswandini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 25 2009   /  09:52 am

The game of green: Finalists of the British Council’s 2009 School Climate Challenge at an ice-breaking session at the Bali Green School. Courtesy of British CouncilThey knocked on the doors of several houses in a residential complex close to their school, just so they could introduce their environmental project. But only one resident opened her door to them.“We spent all day trying to get a chance to explain about our project to the residents, but they didn’t let us in; they thought we were salespeople selling products,” recalls 16-year-old Sherynne Sulaiman from St. Laurensia High School in Tangerang, West Java. At the end of the day, “We only had one old lady who was enthusiastic about our project and allowed us to explain it to her.”To their audience of one, Sherynne and her friends explained the details of their green project, which focuses on organic domestic waste mana...