Under the theme “Innovation and the Role of Millennial Generation in Land-based Marine Pollution Control”, RC3S seized the opportunity to engage active participation of youth in research and academics to share their initiatives and actions within and outside their communities to contribute to marine pollution control from land-based activities.
On 25th of September 2020, RC3S Invited a number of business players across sectors around Indonesia to a discussion for Increase innovation and the role of youth for clean and sustainable oceans in various pollution and damage control activities with a focus on education and concern for the coastal environment.
The vastness of Indonesia's oceans is not matched by the extent of public concern for the existence of marine debris. If not handled further, by 2050 the amount of marine debris will be more than the number of fish in the sea. As the millennial generation, we must increase the role of youth in various pollution and damage control activities. As reflected in the World Program of Action for Youth. In theory, the role of millennials is divided into three, such as: Moral strength, social control, Agents of change. Through a webinar with the theme Innovation and the Role of Millennial Generation in Land-based Marine Pollution Control, several programs such as; Coastal Teaching, Diver Clean Action, and the role of students as a generation in the context of marine pollution control.
In the Coastal Teaching program, volunteers can have a positive impact and become good role models for students to become independent individuals, have strong motivation to move forward, and have a great passion for a healthy coastal environment. In Program Divers Clean Action (DCA) which focuses on Marine Debris Research, Campaigns and Workshops, Community development, and CSR and EPR facilitators, and program activities that can be carried out by students in giving their role as millennial generation in controlling land-based marine pollution, such as; Join learning clubs related to the environment, like planting mangroves and making plastics in blood mangroves, and Active in organizations based environments such as following the scientific community