Green Classic Management (GCM)
Here in Bali local rules are more binding for the citizens than the federal state’s laws, due to moral punishment of the community to those who don’t obey. People feel bound to a “local genius”, which means the cultural heritage and characteristics of a (local) community, which is unique from different areas. The local genius can be divided in two sections: First, the distinctions which can be seen with the eye (tangible) as objects of cultural, historical and cultural heritage and religious activity; and (intangible) specifics which cannot be seen easily but noticed in the form of the value or meaning of an object or cultural activities, and cultural values (e.g awig-awig). So I decided to use these bonds for strengthening the impact of my action and implement sustainable behavior as a part of it.
This project also introduces participants of Sekeha Teruna (mandatory youth organizations in every village of Bali Province) to not only competences in solving social-cultural-religious related problems but also in preserving environment starting from the smallest level of local community.
My project is an innovative, simple, and practical solution to manage the upakara waste. Upakara is ceremonial/ritual material in Bali. There has been no management of upakara waste before the law was implemented. But I thought this was necessary since the volume of upakara waste has a large share in the daily waste volume of Bali.
I implemented the Green Classic Management beginning locally with the involvement of the Banjar. A banjar is the smallest element in the Indonesian administration system, even smaller than a village (about 240 people live there). The plan is to gradually extend to the provincial level. We could develop a local waste management to solve environmental problems and produce useful products. Furthermore this project established some awig-awig – that’s why I named it Green Classic Management – to keep the environment clean and green and work towards a sustainable development.
Concrete example of the awig-awig that has been established:
• After the ceremonies locals have to work hand in hand to compost the upakara waste in the weekend.
• About 3-4 houses should share 1 Takakura box.
Objective and Goals
Through this project hopefully we can achieve our vision of a Green Culture, involving the local community and implementing local genius in order to do waste management; of a Clean and Green Bali by collecting ceremonial waste and of a Green Economy by distributing the compost from the upakara waste – upakara waste is organic – to be used as fertilizer for agriculture businesses in the future. So locals can get income in the same time preserving the environment.
Community of my Banjar
The project has been completed as the awig-awig (customary rules) about Green Classic Management has been established in my village. The law finally has been implemented since September 2013.
Partners and Supporters
The Head and Deputy of our local community help us to bring this project to other villages to convince them to adopt it.
What I can offer
I provide a concept like the agenda attached that can be adapted.
What I need
I need suggestion as well as advice and input from the readers about the improvement of this project. I am trying to find a more innovative strategy to make an effective move with the community.
Ni Luh Putu Harta Wedari, project coordinator
Things I want to share with you:
I had great support from the local major and government and I am very thankful they helped me to complete the project successfully before I started my studies in February.
The Green Classic Management and the community laws (awig-awig) have been successfully established in my local community and I see a positive change. Now I am trying to establish GCM in other communities as well. Gladly the head and deputy of my community support me spreading the project, as I am now involved in my professional medical education and spend most of my time working in the hospital.