Green Activities as Tools for Improving Family Quality of Life Through Family Welfare Movement (PKK) at Klitren Village, Yogyakarta
Education for environment-friendly activities attempts to change environmental-based habits. Based on the previous research, it was advised that education, dissemination, and discussion in informal settings with the women members of Pemberdayaan Kesejahteraan Keluarga (PKK) or the Family Welfare Movement would bring positive impacts. However, it still needs time for the full implementation. This ESD program was designed for women as agents of change in Klitren Village, who take part as the agent of change in family empowerment and managing the environment. Universitas Gadjah Mada team and the local government (Klitren municipal government) mutually contributed to their education and supervision. The training also involved a field trip to GAMAINDIGO natural dye manufacturer and garden, where the women would learn to use natural dye in batik clothes and natural color in foods. 83% of the women involved reported that they already have greater attention to sanitation, personal hygiene, and household waste management. Only 59% said they practiced reducing electricity consumption and chose energy-saved electronic devices. They tried to keep their house and environment clean using the Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (3R) concept idea, yet only 44% attempted to make a list of goods. Based on the findings, some programs were conducted in this village to create a more vibrant society in managing their clean, comfortable, and healthy environment, such as through training for establishing Kampung Sayur (a village that produces vegetables sustainably), assistance in building artificial ponds to cultivate catfish that was suitable with the narrow area, and through competition among sub-villages on Healthy Environment contest. These activities are hoped to influence adjacent sub-villages to practice sustainable initiatives. Universities and local governments are trying to draw a future concept called Klitren in 2040 based on sustainability activities.
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