Greenpeace Install Solar Lighting System at the Borobudur Templ

This event aims to urge the Indonesian government to immediately implement renewable energy.

Greenpeace activists began installing solar lighting systems at the Borobudur Temple as the campaign use of renewable energy sources.

Climate and energy campaigner of Greenpeace Indonesia, Arif Fiyanto said, in addition to the installation of solar power systems, Greenpeace also began construction of “Climate Rescue Station”.

It started socializing activities and raising public awareness about renewable energy in Indonesia which will last for two weeks.

He said the event was aimed at urging the Indonesian government to immediately implement renewable energy and reduce dependence on dirty energy sources, such as coal. Solar panel lighting system will be completed and begin to be used on the date of October 28, 2012.

“Greenpeace illuminate Borobudur Indonesia to enlighten us about the vision of clean and secure energy for the future. We want to remind people of Indonesia, especially to the government, to work together on renewable energy for a better future,” he said.

According to him, the government should switch to renewable energy, not only to protect the public from environmental and health hazards due to exposure to coal pollution, but also as part of efforts to prevent climate change worse.

“We call on all people of Indonesia to be part of the solution in order to participate and join this movement by visiting the ‘Climate Rescue Station’ at Borobudur or visit our website,” he said.

He said, Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple built in the 9th century. Borobudur is a tourist area that attracts tourists and has been named a world heritage site by UNESCO. Built as a temple, Borobudur teach the themes of human suffering, reincarnation, and enlightenment.

“We give our appreciation to Greenpeace who pioneered the use of solar energy for lighting at night Borobudur. Our hope is that people are increasingly aware that the use of solar power as an energy source increasingly familiar, thereby reducing reliance on fossil fuels,” said Head of Borobudur Heritage Conservation, MARSIS Sutopo.