Sleman, Indonesia — Climate Hero is an activity session managed by Climate Reality Indonesia (CRI) and the Association of Top Achiever Scouts (ATAS) Indonesia. It was first introduced at the XI National Jamboree in 2022, and has since been included in jamborees and raimunas at various levels. Raimuna Branch Sleman 2023, which took place from May 10 to 13, 2023, was one such event.
The Climate Hero session is part of the “Giat Wawasan” program in Raicab Sleman 2023. It took place on the afternoon of Thursday, May 11, 2023, and was attended by around 40 Penegak-Pandega participants from Raicab.
Field games and yells greeted participants as they arrived at the activity site. The games were also used to divide the participants into groups. After the games, the presenters and facilitators introduced themselves and explained the context of the collaboration between Climate Reality Indonesia and ATAS.
Rangga Setiyoko, the Public Relations and Media staff for ATAS Indonesia, gave an introduction to ATAS. Hanna Astaranti, the Communication and Engagement Specialist for Climate Reality Indonesia, then gave an introduction to Climate Reality Indonesia.
The KWL (Know, Wonder, Learn) framework was used as the scheme for the Climate Hero session. First, participants were asked about what they already knew about climate, climate change, climate crisis, and climate action. Based on this knowledge, participants then wrote down what they still wanted to know (wonder) and expected (learn) from the session.
The main material in this session was presented in a presentation explaining Climate 101. This presentation covered everything participants needed to know about climate, its changes, and adaptation and mitigation actions.
After listening to the presentation, participants began to work dynamically in groups. They discussed problem analysis, solutions, and actions, which they would then present. Participants were invited to be aware of environmental problems caused by the crises they had known or encountered.
Most of the problems analyzed were solid waste problems, followed by their relation to flooding and soil pollution.
As a benchmark for participants and a form of appreciation, participants also took a pre-test and post-test. Those who met the minimum score were awarded the Climate Hero badge. The Climate Hero badge that participants received is expected to raise awareness of their moral responsibility for climate action.
Ms. Arifah Handayani, Climate Reality Indonesia’s Community Action Manager, who led the team of speakers this time, conveyed a message to the participants: “Now we have to mention the climate crisis, not climate change anymore.”
Reporter: Abiyyi Yahya Hakim | Translation: Azaria & Hanna