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[Ambassador report] (Free Topic) The Healthy Way of Walking

by Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas | 23-09-2021 02:07 Comments 3 recommendations 0



The Healthy Way of Walking

 

Knowledge and applying that knowledge are two different things. Walking is something healthy someone can do and it is a way to get somewhere by foot. However, I personally do not walk as much in Jakarta, Indonesia. Even though there are sidewalks near my home, they are not continuous. So often time, sidewalks in Jakarta would be patchy. Sometimes there would be sidewalks, and sometimes there would not be any sidewalks.

 

Walking around to get to somewhere is not what I would usually do, due to the difficulty of finding a sidewalk. Whereas walking on the side of the road is not safe, as there is the risk of cars and motorcycles passing by. Not to mention the amount of pollution and dust on the side of the road.

 

I am recently in Latvia, a country in Europe for an exchange program. The environment here is different then Indonesia, especially in regards with walking. In order to get anywhere here, my friends and I would prefer to walk. The air is fresh, and it is truly healthy. Normally, I would not think of a one hour walk by foot. But in Latvia, I have been walking around everywhere.

 

Hopefully, I can bring this good habit back to Indonesia. But I still find that it would be challenging if the sidewalk for pedestrian are still in the patchy state that they are. That is why compared to walking in Indonesia, I usually go around using public transportation. Of course this is before the pandemic, because during these time I often stay at home.

3 Comments

Hannah Mentor

  • Hannah Mentor says :
    Hello Ida, this is your mentor Hannah.
    Wow, I envy you for being in Europe for exchange student!
    I've always planned to go as an exchange student also, but COVID interrupted..:(
    Hope you have wonderful, learning and healthy days in Latvia!
    Great article on walking.
    Thank you for your great article and please keep up with your wonderful work :)
    Posted 24-09-2021 17:52

Vivian Nabisere

  • Vivian Nabisere says :
    Thank you Ida for your article.
    Posted 24-09-2021 06:50

Joon Mentor

  • Joon Mentor says :
    Hello Ida,
    this is your mentor Joon.

    Your article shows the importance of proper infrastructures on going green.
    For instance, if there are no proper processing unit for plastic bottles, the bottles
    would not be able to recycle and has to be trashed. Also, there are recently some
    debate going on about taxing the industrial goods based on the carbon emitted while
    producing it. However, in countries without sufficient facility, they would loose its price-performance again leading to decline in profit. This is a vicious cycle which is not desirable.
    Therefore, before passing the acts en bloc, sufficient debates and agreements should be made.
    It is expensive to go green, but it is priceless to return green.
    Hope you can keep up with green activities.

    Thanks,

    Joon
    Posted 24-09-2021 00:26

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