The urgency of environmental awareness movement has begun to be felt. But the practice of go green has not been fully followed by many companies. According to lecturer of Management Department, Faculty of Economics and Business, Dr. Fahmy Radhi, M.B.A, there are three things that motivate some companies to implement go green. First, self-awareness of the company to perform a variety of environmentally friendly activities. Second, the company implements the regulations that have been made, and thirdly, the company implemented go green as one of the company's competitive advantage.
"The environmental awareness movement is felt to be very important, it needs to be done continuously to reduce the impact of global warming and climate change," said Fahmy Radhi in green productivity seminar, in Diploma Building of the Faculty, Thursday (20/10). The seminar was attended by head of Manpower and Transmigration Office of Yogyakarta, Drs. Untung Suharyadi, M.M, and representatives of the Indonesian Community's Handicraft Industry Development Foundation (Apikri), Amir Panzuri.
Untung Suharyadi in his speech said that Productivity Development Center (BBPP) in Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration Office, is implementing go green not only to companies but also in the community to encourage the establishment of new jobs. "We are pioneering environmentally sound productive village," he said.
He added, to implement the go green issue in communities requires knowledge and technology. He pointed out some of the activities already carried out in Yogyakarta, such as the utilization of biogas from cow manure and “Gedebog” wastes processing or banana plant stem into unique and quality crafts products. "To apply the green productivity need high skills and more than one human resource, so we expect it will reduce the number of unemployment in the villages," he said.
While the board member of the Indonesian Community's Handicraft Industry Development Foundation (Apikri), Amir Panzuri, said the foundation which was established since 1987 focuses in the development of community empowerment, especially micro, small and medium enterprises. One of the products developed is silver, batik and textiles, natural fibers, wood, bamboo, and ceramic crafts. "All of them are the result of ethnic and creative exploration to respond to market needs," he said.