Green Belt Conservation (GBC) 2014 is an annual event of the Student Association of Water Resource Management (HIMASPER). GBC 2014 activities held in the village of Legon Wetan, District Legon Kulon, Subang regency, West Java. This activity consists of the extension and planting 8000 mangrove by participants and local residents. The theme of this year’s GBC is “Mangrove Conservation Sustainability In Global Warming Mitigation”.
This year is the second year of this mangrove planting event 8000. Although only two years running, the event was very proud because not only involve faculty and students in the Department of Water Resource Management (MSP), but some of the participants, students outside the Department of MSP and involve residents of the village of Legon Wetan.
This activity can be held well thanks to the cooperation of the sponsors, namely Pertamina Exploration and Production (EP) Subang and Unit Special Upstream Oil and Gas (SKKMigas), the atmosphere is increasingly felt so familiar with the presence of Nita Sofiani (Miss Earth Indonesia 2013 ).
GBC Opening Ceremony held on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014. The highlight of the GBC is the planting of 8,000 mangrove trees in the village of Legon Wetan, Subang – West Java. Because so many mangrove trees to be planted, the activity carried out for 2 days on September 13-14, 2014. Prior to the fieldwork, the participants followed the mangrove planters briefing presented by Dr. Ir. Fredinan Yulianda, M.Sc held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 the Department of MSP.
Mangrove planting activity carried out as one of the global warming mitigation efforts, and not only that, the aim of this activity include tri dharma college melaksakan that is devoted to the community. Because of the importance of mangroves for aquatic ecosystems, the function of the mangrove plants, among others, keeping the coastline to remain stable, as the buffer zone of the intrusion or water seepage sea to the land, or as a filter saltwater into freshwater and protecting coasts and riverbanks from erosion or abrasion, as well as withstand or absorb the wind blowing from the link to the land can also prevent flooding. To that perform the planting of mangrove coastline in Legon Wetan Village, Subang. Because the waters there are already experiencing abrasion and include areas prone to flooding.
Dr. Ir. M. Mukhlis Kamal, M.Sc as Chairman of the Department of MSP deliver the message in his speech, “This event is in the future could be a deterrent from the effects of global warming. We intend properly and in cooperation with local people, we are planting 10,000 trees today, not to be temporary, after this ceremony instead we leave. It would be nice after this ceremony, we plant it properly, we are monitoring it properly, so that what we do today, hopefully will have a positive impact that can be felt, especially for the village of Legon Wetan. ”
Miss Indonesia 2013 also advised earth “Here I would like to invite brothers, let both love the environment. If not from himself, not from our own initiative, it would not be possible our environment will be maintained. Because still many people, especially the people of Indonesia who are less concerned about the environment. I have several times gone to another country, a lot of people there who are aware (care for the environment), for example the Philippines the people often do not use plastic, even if the use of plastic it is required to pay. As well as other countries, people there are very concerned about the environment from the smallest thing. “She said Nita Sofiani.
Video coverage of the results of the GBC 2014 activities can visit the website GreenTV IPB
URL http://greentv.ipb.ac.id/videos/green-belt-conservation-2014/ (HM).