Luftan R.

Ashoka Young Changemaker
Luftan AYC Indonesia
Elected in 2021

About Luftan R.

Luftan is building 3R (Reduce Reuse Recycle) mindset and behavior among young people in Jember, Indonesia.

Luftan learned about sustainable living from his parents, but all around him people engage in environmentally harmful behavior. To change their mindset and behavior, Luftan co-founded WIS Komunalian (loosely translated as Pro-sustainability Community) at the age of 12. It is a community for young people aged 9 to 20. WIS Komunalian conducts eco-brick workshops in schools, trashwalk, and field trips with environmental education. As efforts to sustain the community, WIS Komunalian are selling used, recycled and donated materials at WIS Shop. Luftan has inspired 350 students across 8 schools in Jember through WIS Komunalian. Starting from a specific interest concerning the environment, Luftan hopes that the concept could be replicated to other sectors to support his peers become changemakers.