Jakarta to host greenright conference, expo in 2012

Jakarta  (ANTARA News) - Green Building Council (GBC) Indonesia will organize a "Greenright" conference and exhibition at the Jakarta Convention Center on April 11-13, 2012.

The event`s objectives were to promote green building practices among the general public, policy makers, industrialists and students, GBC Indonesia spokesperson Naning Adiwoso said here on Friday.

During the event, industrialists would be given opportunities to display their environmentally friendly products, she said at the pre-launch of the Greenright events.

GBC Indonesia had forged cooperation with 26 campuses to popularize Greenright. Students are encouraged to make green products and GBC Indonesia had made the regulations.

"They have the right to have this because they are the future generation and have the right to lead a better life," Naning, an interior designer, said.

Bintang Nugroho, the deputy chairman of the GBC Indonesia`s Organization and Development Program, said now was the right time for Indonesia to adapt to a sustainable life in order to survive the impacts of climate change.

"We still have time to improve our life style, in order to make our planet a safer place for future generation.s The life style must look at the environment," Bintang said.

Various activities such as a student day, green job fair, and GBC Indonesia free session would be held on the conference`s sidelines.