Angkasa Pura Airports Participates in the Global Campaign of Earth Hour 2019

31 Mar 2019

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JAKARTA – Global campaign of Earth Hour 2019 is held simultaneously throughout the world on Saturday night (03/30/2019). Angkasa Pura Airports, that supports the Earth Hour 2019 campaign as part of the company's commitment to reduce global warming and the effects of climate change, participates by turning off lights for 60 minutes starting at 8.30 pm until 9.30 pm local time.

Airports that participate in the Earth Hour 2019 are Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar, I Gusty Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Adisutjipto International Airport in Yogyakarta, General Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang, Adi Seomarmo International Airport in Solo, Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Sam Ratulangi International Airport in Manado, Syamsudin Noor International Airport in Banjarmasin, Lombok International Airport in Lombok, El Tari International Airport in Kupang, Pattimura International Airport in Ambon, Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan International Airport in Balikpapan and Frans Kaisiepo International Airport in Biak.

The global campaign entitled "Switch Off Earth Hour 2019" conducted by Angkasa Pura Airports this year was centered at Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, collaborating with the Earth Hour Community and WWF-Indonesia.

“The 'Switch Off Earth Hour 2019' event, which is held simultaneously at 13 Angkasa Pura I airports, had been carried out in 2018 which was centered at Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. This action is one of our commitments to participate in reducing global warming and the impact of climate change as well as inviting both the community and the public to create a better environment, "said Angkasa Pura Airports president director Faik Fahmi.

"We express our appreciation and gratitude to the users of airport services, the airport community, related stakeholders, and the people who have taken part in supporting this activity. Overall, this action does not interfere with operational activities and services at those airports.” 

Earth Hour is an environmental movement initiated by WWF, a global conservation organization working in 100 countries in the world. The movement aims to inspire and empower individuals, business institutions, organizations, and governments to take concrete action on the natural environment. The Earth Hour campaign has now grown from a symbolic activity in one city in 2007 to be the largest environmental movement in the world, covering more than 7,000 cities and 180 countries and regions.

In the series of Earth Hour 2019, Angkasa Pura I airports have held various activities related to environmental awareness actions since March 18, 2019. The activity involves employees, the airport community, and surrounding communities.

At I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, General Ahmad Yani International Airport, Syamsudin Noor International Airport, Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, and Juanda International Airport, a "plastic robbery”, which is the movement of exchanging plastic bags carried by airport service users with eco-friendly cloth bags, was carried out. The collected plastic bags will be used as the material for making eco-brick, an eco-friendly brick made from plastic waste.

Activities such as cleaning up garbage in the tourist area are also carried out by Adisutjipto International Airport that cleaned Cangkring Beach, I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport on Kuta Beach, Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport on Samalona Beach, and Sam Ratulangi International Airport at Gunung Tumpa tourist attraction. In addition, other airports cleaned the airport’s areas, created biopore infiltration hole, and tree planting including planting 24,000 mangrove seedlings at the new terminal area of Ahmad Yani International Airport. Coral reefs planting was also conducted in the area of Gili Nanggu Island in Lombok.