Selamat Tahun Baru 2008

31.12.07 | Labels: | 0 comments |

Detik demi detik yang terus berjalan, penyesalan dan harapan bercampur di penghujung tahun ini. 
Andaikan, seandainya, kalau saja, oh.. seharusnya..
Semua telah terlewati dan menjadi abu.
Bahkan Tuhan pun tak bisa mengutak-ngatik sejarah.
Besok adalah misteri, namun kita bisa merencanakannya mulai detik ini juga..
Karena saat ini adalah hadiah yang tak ternilai untuk hidup kita nanti.

Selamat Tahun Baru 2008
Semoga langkah-langkah kecil kita terus berjalin, membentuk rangkaian alur kehidupan yang harmoni.

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How to Defending Our Ocean?

28.12.07 | Labels: | 0 comments |

Ocean life comes in an incredible array of shapes and sizes - from microscopic plankton to the largest of the great whales.

Yet many species have been, or are being, driven towards extinction through devastating human impacts.

The Defending our Oceans campaign exposes these threats, confronts the villains and promotes solutions such as a global network of ocean parks called marine reserves.

The key threats facing our oceans include:

Industrial fishing

Giant ships, using state-of-the-art equipment, can pinpoint schools of fish quickly and accurately. These industrial fishing fleets have exceeded the ocean's ecological limits. As larger fish are wiped out, the next smaller fish species are targeted and so on. (Canadian Fisheries expert Dr Daniel Pauly warns that if this continues our children will be eating jellyfish.)

Simply put, more and more people are competing for less and less fish and worsening the existing oceans crisis.


Modern fishing practices are incredibly wasteful. Every year, fishing nets kill up to 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises globally. Entanglement is the greatest threat to the survival of many species. Moreover, some fishing practices destroy habitat as well as inhabitants. Bottom trawling, for example, destroys entire ancient deep-sea coral forests and other delicate ecosystems. In some areas it is the equivalent of ploughing a field several times a year.

Unfair fisheries

As traditional fishing grounds in the north have collapsed, fishing capacity has increasingly turned to Africa and the Pacific. Pirates that ignore regulations and effectively steal fish are denying some of the poorest regions of the world much needed food security and income, and those fleets fishing legally are only giving a small percentage of the profit to African or Pacific States.

Fish farming

Aquaculture (fish and shellfish farming) is often put forward as the future of the seafood industry. But the shrimp aquaculture industry is perhaps the most destructive, unsustainable and unjust fisheries industry in the world. Mangrove clearances, fishery destruction, murder and community land clearances have all been widely reported.

The salmon farming industry also proves farming is no solution - it takes approximately 4kgs of wild caught fish to produce 1kg of farmed salmon.

Global warming

The ocean and its inhabitants will be irreversibly affected by the impacts of global warming and climate change. Scientists say that global warming, by increasing sea water temperatures, will raise sea levels and change ocean currents. The effects are already beginning to be felt. Whole species of marine animals and fish are at risk due to the temperature rise - they simply cannot survive in the changed conditions. For example, increased water temperatures are thought to be responsible for large areas of corals turning white and dying (bleaching).


Another significant impact of human activity on the marine environment is pollution. The most visible and familiar is oil pollution caused by tanker accidents. Yet despite the scale and visibility of such impacts, the total quantities of pollutants entering the sea from oil spills are dwarfed by those of pollutants introduced from other sources. These include domestic sewage, industrial discharges, urban and industrial run-off, accidents, spillage, explosions, sea dumping operations, mining, agricultural nutrients and pesticides, waste heat sources, and radioactive discharges.

Defending our oceans

Fundamental changes need to be made in the way our oceans are managed. This means that we must act to make sure that human activities are sustainable, in other words that they meet human needs of current and future generations without causing harm to the environment. Accordingly, governments must set aside 40 percent of our oceans as marine reserves. Marine reserves can be defined as areas of the ocean in which the exploitation of all living resources is prevented, together with the exploitation of non-living resources such as sand and gravel and other minerals.

Those are what greenpeace do. We must support them, start from ourself, start with a little thing and start RIGHT NOW! Read more!

Work for GreenPeace?

27.12.07 | Labels: | 3 comments |

Anyone look for a job? Here is an advertising from greenpeace:

Greenpeace International is currently looking for a Front/Back Office Employee, for a minimum of 2 fixed days a week combined with on-call availability.
Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Closing Date: 16 January 2008

Purpose of the job

To act as the front office for visitors and back office for internal staff of Greenpeace international.
Taking care for the telephone communications, incoming and outgoing mail and various back office activities in order to facilitate the day to day running of the office.

Main responsibilities

1. Reception
Welcomes visitors, ensures they sign in and out, and arranges that the person they are visiting collects them. Answers telephones and connects incoming calls, in order to facilitate communication with GPI.
2. Mail Room
Receives and sorts all incoming and outgoing mail, in line with mail room procedures, in order to ensure the efficient and timely distribution of all GPI mail. This includes responsibility for preparing all mail, and arranging for couriers when needed.
3. Back office Assistance
Provides assistance to the back office, when required to help with the day-to-day provision of office services. This includes various light administrative support (photocopying, faxing, etc), stocking office supply rooms, stocking and maintaining coffee stations and ordering stationary when needed, etc. Manages the booking of meeting rooms.
4. Security
Monitors all visitors entering or leaving Greenpeace. Administers access cards and security codes. Assists in building-evacuation in emergencies, in line with agreed security procedures, in order to ensure the safety of staff within the building.

Skills required/qualifications
-Fluent written and spoken English and Dutch;
-Proven relevant work experience in an international environment;
-Flexibility to fill in case of sickness and holidays;
-Environment and social awareness;
-Ability to maintain a pleasant stable professional attitude whilst under pressure;
-Ability to work with telephone switchboard systems;
-Experience with mail room provision & various back office activities.

If you believe you fit this profile, please send your cover letter and resume before to:
Recruitment department, Greenpeace International:

Please write the position in the subject of your message when sending your c.v. and do not forget to state where you have seen the job posting at.

Candidates must be EU citizen or in possession of a Dutch work permit. (Phew,... how about Indonesian?) Read more!

Prevent Global Warming

26.12.07 | Labels: , | 0 comments |

You Can Prevent Global Warming focuses entirely on conserving energy, reducing the demand for fossil fuels (coal, petroleum, and natural gas) by becoming more careful and efficient in everyday usage of electricity, home heating, and gasoline. "By telling you how to conserve 'energy,' we're telling you how to conserve fossil fuels," Jeffrey Langholz say. He is the author of the book: You Can Prevent Global Warming (and Save Money): 51 Easy Ways.

Reduced burning of fossil fuels will cut the greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere, especially in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2). Greenhouse gases, which also include methane, chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) and a variety of other gases, trap the sun's heat in the atmosphere and cause a gradual warming of the Earth.

While some scientists dispute that the worldwide trend towards higher temperatures over the past century has been caused by industrial emissions, there is a large body of evidence to indicate that the warming of the Earth is changing climate patterns. This in turn impacts ecosystems, agriculture, and the spread of disease.

Warming is also causing glaciers to retreat and the ice caps to fragment and melt. If the trend continues, sea level will rise, posing the threat of inundation to coastal cities and entire island countries.

Since these issues was born in Tokyo Protocol, global warming is an urgent topic to discuss. I don't know how Indonesian Government react yet...

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