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Jakarta Post

Young people learn how to deal with trash

  • Luh De Suriyani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Wed, January 20 2010   /  02:55 pm

Eka Dharmartha told a beautiful story about a seagull and its friend trying to hunt for food in every corner of the crowded city of Denpasar. The two best friends tirelessly sought leftovers along the banks of the river, on the city's streets and even along the white, sandy beach. But, they found nothing but piles of smelly garbage scattered everywhere in the city. The story was based on a book written by Maggie Dunkle and illustrated by Margiyono. The compelling story tells, in very simple and attractive ways, of the ecological damage that inconsiderate trash disposal can cause. The main aim of the book is to open readers' eyes to fact that the trash problem is a very serious issue. Charlotte Fredouille, a French environmental activist from the Nature Awareness Foundation (Yayasan Peduli Alam) in Amlapura, Karangasem regency, agreed with the book's message. "Denpasa...