David Sutasurya

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2001
Yayasan Pengembangan Biosains dan Bioteknologi


This profile was prepared when David Sutasurya was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2001.
The New Idea
Indonesia needs an informed and active citizen movement to safeguard its environment. David is watching the growth of Indonesia's nascent environmental movement with a particular interest in people–the human resources who protect natural resources. David is building a movement for long-term changes in attitude and behavior in urban populations in order to promote environmental conservation. He believes that through environmental education in schools, a change of attitude and behavior can be created in urban communities. He chooses to work with children and youth as he sees them as the future leaders who will potentially bring about changes in the environmental movement. He does this via environmental clubs and youth volunteerism projects, fostering a passion for the environment that students will carry throughout their lives.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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