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Take an extra mile to save the planet

  • Tivea Koam

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 21 2011   /  09:47 am

Climate change is not any one country’s problem; it is the responsibility of every single life on earth. This is not a claim, but a fact that has inspired youth action in environmental protection.

One 22-year-old, Yangki Imade Suara, with a love for the environment and concern about the impact of climate change on people’s lives around the world — especially those in developing countries — aims to contribute as much as he can to making the world a better place for younger generations.

“We only have one planet. That’s our responsibility: to make sure that the next generation can survive on the planet, so we should do the right thing and save our planet,” said Yangki, a BA-graduated student from Padjadjaran University, who specialized in Environmental Economics.

Yangki said that he got his inspiration for the environment from his father.

“One d...