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
BY :ANTARA PHOTO, YUDHA BASKORO
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.