Activists put on face paint for an Earth Day demonstration in Banda Aceh on Monday (22/04). (Antara Foto/Irwansyah Putra)

Earth Day Celebrations Across the Archipelago


APRIL 22, 2019

Environmental activists took to the streets, donned festive costumes, slapped on face paint and planted trees all across Indonesia to celebrate Earth Day on Monday (22/04).

Activists in Aceh painted their faces to look like a visage of the Earth and then donned animal costumes for a street rally in front of the Baiturrahman Mosque 

In Yogyakarta, they marched through famous Jalan Malioboro to spread awareness about clean energy and the need to better manage industrial waste.

In Tomini Bay in Sulawesi, volunteers planted mangrove saplings to prevent erosion. 

Yesterday was the 49th Earth Day in history since it was started 1970 by environmental activist Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin. 

Muda Mudi Membumi community held 'Duka Ibu Bumi', a long march to commemorate 2019 Earth Day in Malioboro street, Yogyakarta on Monday (22/04). They demanded the government to organize and secure self-sufficient clean energy immplementation and strengthen the rules for industrial waste. (Antara Foto / Andreas Fitri Atmoko)
Environmental collective Muda Mudi Membumi organized the 'Duka Ibu Bumi' ('Mother Nature Is in Mourning') march along Jalan Malioboro in Yogyakarta. (Antara Photo/Andreas Fitri Atmoko)
Indonesian students rallied during the commemoration of Earth Day at the University of Singaperbangsa, Karawang, West Java on Monday (22/04). The action was held to campaign public awareness of plastic garbage. (Antara Foto / M Ibnu Chazar)
Students from Singaperbangsa University in Karawang, West Java, put on costumes made from plastic waste for their Earth Day demonstration. (Antara Photo/M. Ibnu Chazar)
WALHI activists rallied in front of the Jakarta City Hall, Central Jakarta on Monday (22/04). The environmental activist urged the government  to enforce the law to all industries which is causing environmental degradation. (Antara Foto / Wahyu Putro A)
Members of environmental group Walhi rallied in front of the Jakarta City Hall on Earth Day. (Antara Photo/Wahyu Putro A.)
Students carried large Indonesia flag and a poster that reads cinta bumi, on the occaision of the Earth Day awareness celebration in front of Hotel Indonesia roundabout, Central Jakarta on Sunday (21/04) (Antara Foto/Wahyu Putro A)
High school students in an Earth Day rally at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle, a famous landmark in Central Jakarta. (Antara Photo/Wahyu Putro A.)
A Volunteer planted mangrove in Tomini Bay, Parigi Moutong, Central Sulawesi on Monday (22/04). (Antara Foto / Basri Marzuki)
Planting mangrove saplings in Tomini Bay, Central Sulawesi. (Antara Photo/Basri Marzuki)
Environmentalists collect beach rubbish to commemorate 2019 Earth Day at Mertasari Beach, Denpasar, Bali on Monday (22/04). The activity was organized by the Marine Research and Observation Center of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries collaborated with the Denpasar City Government to preserve the beach from plastic waste. (Antara Foto / Nyoman Hendra Wibowo)
An Earth Day clean-up at Mertasari Beach near Denpasar, Bali. (Antara Photo/Nyoman Hendra Wibowo)
Children made handicrafts from used cardboard boxes and plastic waste collected from the beach in Tanjung Kramat, Gorontalo City, Gorontalo on Sunday (21/04). The waste recycling initiave was held by the Gorontalo Young Maritime group. (Antara Foto / Adiwinata Solihin)
Children made crafts using recycled waste in Gorontalo. (Antara Photo/Adiwinata Solihin)
Activists and students rallied a peaceful demonstration of Earth Day in front of Baiturrahman Mosque, Banda Aceh, Aceh, Monday (4/22/2019). They campaign for rescue Indonesia
A festive animal-themed Earth Day rally at the Baiturrahman Mosque in Banda Aceh. (Antara Photo/Irwansyah Putra)


Earth Day