|By ACN Newswire||
|June 21, 2014 11:34 AM EDT||
'Bali's Beach Clean Up' has removed over 24 million kg of waste washing up on the beaches of Bali since 2008
|Bali, Indonesia, June 21 - As Bali's waste continues to mount, Coca-Cola, Quicksilver and Garuda Indonesia hold 'Bali's Big Eco Weekend 2014' to bring more attention to Bali's environmental state.|
"We all should be very concerned," says Nita Sofiani, Miss Earth Indonesia 2013, who joined 'Bali's Big Eco Weekend 2014' to bring nation's awareness to the situation faced by Indonesia's most favoured island. "As Indonesians, we're all proud of Bali and we enjoy what the island has to offer. Therefore it's our responsibility to advocate its image to the rest of the world by helping to keep it clean."
Along with thousands of visitors, Nita and Yossico Stephanie, Miss Earth - Eco Tourism Indonesia 2013 rolled up their sleeves and picked up the waste in Padma Beach, Legian-Bali, as part of Bali's Big Eco Weekend 2014, held by Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, Quiksilver, and Garuda Indonesia. The annual eco festival is held for its 7th time this year in an effort to bring more attention to Bali's environmental state.
"We are very happy to be part of this great initiative," says Yossico Stephanie, Miss Earth - Eco Tourism Indonesia 2013. "At the end of the day, this is not just Bali's problem, but a problem for all of us as Indonesians. I always love going to Bali, the world loves coming to Bali, and I'm sure you do too. So you just have to protect what you love."
A number of world's famous surfers - Mark Richards, Jake Paterson, Craig Anderson, Matt Hoy, Freddy Patacchia, Sally Fitzgibbon, Kalea Moniz, Rosy Hodge, and Bruna Schmitz also took part in the event, hoping to inspire other surfers around the world who represent a big chunk of Bali's tourists. The three companies also shared their eco innovations in the event; such as Coca-Cola's environmental packaging stewardship, Quiksilver's most eco-friendly board shorts, and Garuda Indonesia's eco books.
Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia and Quiksilver started 'Bali's Beach Clean Up' (BBCU) program in 2008, inviting Garuda Indonesia to join the initiative in 2012 after realizing that the problem demands more hands to create bigger change. Since its inception the program has employed 75 beach clean-up crews, 4 tractors, 3 rubbish trucks, 2 barber surf rakes, and has provided over 1,200 waste bins to help remove the trash along Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran, and Kedonganan beaches.
In January 2013, the program collected 373,500 kg of waste from the five beaches, and in January 2014, the number jumped 45% to 540,000 kg. This became a reason for taking this year's 'Bali's Big Eco Weekend' (BBEW) to a higher level, inviting more local participations and international influencers to Bali to pick up the waste together.
Aside from the Beach Clean Up agenda, Bali's Big Eco Weekend 2014 offers a series of eco activities to inspire others to have fun while still keeping the beaches clean. Many sports activities such as a Surfing Competition, Coke Kicks, and Volley Ball were open for visitors to try while enjoying an eco talk show from Bali's famous community bloggers Bale Bengong and a range of eco food stalls to choose from.
The afternoon ceremony received wide attention with the live appearance of Millane Fernandez singing the Coca-Cola World Cup 2014 anthem Dunia Kita, which ended with all visitors releasing 1,000 baby sea turtles to their natural habitat. On Sunday June 22nd, visitors are welcome to join surfing legends in Uluwatu for the most-awaited Quiksilver Uluwatu Surf Challenge 2014.
"At Coca-Cola, we believe we have a role and responsibility to play in helping to create a sustainable environment anywhere we operate, whether it's the beaches in Bali or a metropolis like Jakarta or Surabaya. We've invested in 'Bali's Beach Clean Up' program since 2008 and we plan to help for as long as we can. But we also want to get as much support as we can because it's about all of us making the right decisions and taking real actions," says Kadir Gunduz, President Director of Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia.
"Quiksilver is excited going into our 7th year of this CSR initiative with Coca Cola Amatil Indonesia and Garuda Indonesia. This year's Bali's Big Eco Weekend coincides with the launch of our new AG47 recycled board short, the pinnacle of performance technology which will be worn loud and proud by our elite athletes this weekend. We all at Quiksilver strongly feel we are making a difference not only by keeping the beaches clean but by also educating the local and international tourists alike on waste management and its concern on this precious island. Local government and industry are starting to recognize our efforts and becoming more supportive of our cause also which is great," says Paul Hutson, CEO of Quiksilver South East Asia.
Heriyanto Agung Putra, EVP Human Capital & Corporate Affairs of Garuda Indonesia said, "Garuda Indonesia has always been committed to conserving the environment through various programs and activities carried out together with other institutions. One of them is 'Bali Beach Clean Up' program, through which we continuously participate in cleaning Bali's coastal areas, including Kedongan, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and Jimbaran beach. Together with Coca Cola and Quicksilver, Garuda will ensure that Bali's beautiful beaches stay clean and comfortable for tourists so that Bali remains one of the world best tourist destinations," said Heriyanto.
"Through its CSR program, Garuda Indonesia has implemented various programs to participate in preserving the environment, such as the "one passenger one tree" tree planting program in Sebangau, Kalimantan, and a fuel conservation program, as part of Garuda Indonesia's commitment to reduce carbon emissions," Heriyanto added.
For more information on the 'Bali's Beach Clean Up' program, download the latest Infographic at http://bbew.coca-colaamatil.co.id.
About PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.
Presenting a new level of service excellence in air travel, Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, seamlessly connects more than 60 destinations worldwide to not only one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia, but also an array of exotic locations in the beautiful archipelago of Indonesia all at once. With close to 600 daily flights and a fleet of around 140 aircraft (the average age of which is less than 6 years old), Garuda Indonesia proudly serves its passengers with the award-winning "Garuda Indonesia Experience" service, which highlights Indonesia's warm hospitality and rich diverse culture.
The airline continuously strives, through its ongoing transformation program, to provide better and more convenient services with one of the youngest fleets in the sky, which should grow to around 194 aircraft by 2015. The progress of Garuda Indonesia's Quantum Leap program towards becoming one of the best airlines in the world, can be seen from its achievement to rank as the 8th best airline in the world in the 2013 SkyTrax airline ranking (http://www.worldairlineawards.com/Awards_2013/Airline2013.htm), and its winning the prestigious World's Best Economy Class award from SkyTrax in 2013. (http://www.worldairlineawards.com/Awards_2013/yclass.htm). Garuda Indonesia was also named "Best in Region: Asia and Australasia" at the global Passengers Choice Awards 2013.
In March 2014, Garuda Indonesia joined SkyTeam, the global airline alliance with 20 members, providing access to an extensive global network with over 15,700 daily flights to 1,064 destinations in 178 countries.
For further information, please visit www.garuda-indonesia.com, Twitter: @IndonesiaGaruda, youtube.com/GarudaIndonesia1949 or facebook.com/PT.GarudaIndonesia.
Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia
Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) is a manufacturer and distributor of soft drinks in Indonesia under the license of The Coca-Cola Company. CCAI is a holding company of Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), based in Sydney, Australia and is one of the largest manufacturers of non-alcoholic beverages in the Asia Pacific and is one of the five largest manufacturers of Coca-Cola in the world. CCAI has 9 manufacturing facilities spread across Cibitung-Bekasi, Cikedokan-Bekasi, Medan, Padang, Lampung, Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya, and Denpasar. Employing over 8,000 people with 90 distribution points across Indonesia, CCAI distributes beverage freshness to hundreds of thousands of outlets in various parts of the archipelago. For more information about Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, please visit www.coca-colaamatil.co.id.
Source: PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.
Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia Sekar Purwanto T: +62-813-8191-9330 E: [email protected] Quiksilver Indonesia Titania Wulansari T: +62-815-5814-1234 E: [email protected] Garuda Indonesia Pujobroto T: +62-21-2560-1068 E: [email protected]
Copyright 2014 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved.
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...
Feb. 13, 2016 11:15 PM EST Reads: 433
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
Feb. 13, 2016 11:15 PM EST Reads: 314
One of the bewildering things about DevOps is integrating the massive toolchain including the dozens of new tools that seem to crop up every year. Part of DevOps is Continuous Delivery and having a complex toolchain can add additional integration and setup to your developer environment. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Miko Matsumura, Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc., will discuss which tools to use in a developer stack, how to provision the toolchain to minimize onboa...
Feb. 13, 2016 08:00 PM EST Reads: 150
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
Feb. 13, 2016 02:00 PM EST Reads: 259
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Avere delivers a more modern architectural approach to storage that doesn’t require the overprovisioning of storage capacity to achieve performance, overspending on expensive storage media for inactive data or the overbuilding of data centers ...
Feb. 13, 2016 01:30 PM EST Reads: 148
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies adopt disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advanced analytics, and DevO...
Feb. 13, 2016 01:30 PM EST Reads: 291
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
Feb. 13, 2016 12:45 PM EST Reads: 476
The Quantified Economy represents the total global addressable market (TAM) for IoT that, according to a recent IDC report, will grow to an unprecedented $1.3 trillion by 2019. With this the third wave of the Internet-global proliferation of connected devices, appliances and sensors is poised to take off in 2016. In his session at @ThingsExpo, David McLauchlan, CEO and co-founder of Buddy Platform, will discuss how the ability to access and analyze the massive volume of streaming data from mil...
Feb. 13, 2016 12:00 PM EST
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
Feb. 13, 2016 12:00 PM EST Reads: 474
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
Feb. 13, 2016 12:00 PM EST Reads: 454
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
Feb. 13, 2016 11:45 AM EST Reads: 278
WebSocket is effectively a persistent and fat pipe that is compatible with a standard web infrastructure; a "TCP for the Web." If you think of WebSocket in this light, there are other more hugely interesting applications of WebSocket than just simply sending data to a browser. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Frank Greco, Director of Technology for Kaazing Corporation, will compare other modern web connectivity methods such as HTTP/2, HTTP Streaming, Server-Sent Events and new W3C event APIs ...
Feb. 13, 2016 11:30 AM EST
Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools, to creating feedback loops improving product design, to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from ...
Feb. 13, 2016 11:30 AM EST Reads: 159
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
Feb. 13, 2016 11:00 AM EST
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
Feb. 13, 2016 11:00 AM EST
SYS-CON Events announced today that iDevices®, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. iDevices, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, has a growing line of HomeKit-enabled products available at the largest retailers worldwide. Through the “Designed with iDevices” co-development program and its custom-built IoT Cloud Infrastruc...
Feb. 13, 2016 11:00 AM EST Reads: 155
Join us at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo 2016 – June 7-9 at the Javits Center in New York City and November 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – and deliver your unique message in a way that is striking and unforgettable by taking advantage of SYS-CON's unmatched high-impact, result-driven event / media packages.
Feb. 13, 2016 10:00 AM EST Reads: 105
As enterprises work to take advantage of Big Data technologies, they frequently become distracted by product-level decisions. In most new Big Data builds this approach is completely counter-productive: it presupposes tools that may not be a fit for development teams, forces IT to take on the burden of evaluating and maintaining unfamiliar technology, and represents a major up-front expense. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Warfield, CTO and Co-Founder of Coho Data, will dis...
Feb. 13, 2016 09:45 AM EST Reads: 234
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) extended its Internet of Things technology platform with performance enhancements to Gen5 – its fifth generation critical infrastructure networking platform. Already delivering nearly 23 million devices on five continents as one of the leading networking providers in the market, Silver Spring announced it is doubling the maximum speed of its Gen5 network to up to 2.4 Mbps, increasing computational performance by 10x, supporting simultaneous mesh communic...
Feb. 13, 2016 05:00 AM EST
Eighty percent of a data scientist’s time is spent gathering and cleaning up data, and 80% of all data is unstructured and almost never analyzed. Cognitive computing, in combination with Big Data, is changing the equation by creating data reservoirs and using natural language processing to enable analysis of unstructured data sources. This is impacting every aspect of the analytics profession from how data is mined (and by whom) to how it is delivered. This is not some futuristic vision: it's ha...
Feb. 13, 2016 04:45 AM EST Reads: 475