In this circumstance, some universities grew uncertain in determining appropriate stance and strategy that need to be taken due to the unstable and unsettled elements of cultural values, let alone when universities have to deal with competition, both from the local community or international community.
The meeting attended by delegations from University of Indonesia, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung Institute of Technology, University of North Sumatra, and Bogor Institute of Agriculture as well as UGM is considered appropriate with the main theme of "Quality of Indonesian People: Educational Effort of National Character".
Some presenters will give the training to be conducted from November 18 to 22, among others, Professor of UGM, Prof. Dr. dr. Sutaryo, Sp. A (K), UGM psychologist, Dr. Tina Afiatin, Head of Dikpora of Yogyakarta, Prof. Suwarsih Madya, head of Yogyakarta police office, Prof. Dr. Asmadi Alsa, Dr. Maria Gorreti Adiyanti, and Dr. Wisjnu Martani.
Prof. Suwarsih Madya delivered that the green schools pilot project in Yogyakarta will cover the entire RSBI schools. "We have 38 RSBI schools, consisting of 15 high schools, 11 vocational schools, 12 junior high schools, and 5 elementary schools. They will be encouraged in developing environmental awareness," she said.
Suwarsih said that the development of green schools in the future will be directed more to educate the students to love the environment more by inviting students to make more beautiful and green school's physical environment. "At least the students are more aware of the environment and culture through a cleaner, healthier, and greener school environment," she said.
According to Suwarsih, the RSBI schools pilot project is expected to inspire other schools to not only pursuing the target of the number of graduates, but also to establish the character of students to care about their environment. "So far, many schools have only developed the theory of science, but not providing insight to the impact of behavior and insight toward their own environment," she concluded.
The training will be held for 4 days from 25-28 October 2010. The material that will be delivered, among others: environmental management, green school model planning, green waste management, and cultivation techniques of trees. Participants will also be invited to review and study the environment that has gone green, such as UGM. At the end of the training, participants are invited to participate in field studies in the village of Hargotirto, Kokap, Kulon Progo regency, which is the village developed by SIKIB (Solidarity of the Wives of Members of United Indonesia Cabinet) and LPPM UGM.