Scope of Work

1. Watershed and Water Resource Conservation

The degradation of watershed is either of clasical and dynamic environmental issues. Watershed and water resources degradation is caused by management system with sectorial based which is leads to mutually exclusive policy and activity. We develop various best practices in grassroot level. We develop the synergy among the stakeholders to find the common and collective solution on watershed and water resources degradation.

2. Climate Change

Collaborating with community and working on environmental issues, emerges our awarness that there are real impacts of climate change. We are not only working with community in reducing the impact of climate change through mitigation and adaptation, we promote the efforts in confronting climate change to all parties. We also support and facilitate the local governments to develop action plan and strategy in facing climate change.

3. Disaster Preparedness

Our first program in disaster is trauma healing in Yogyakarta’s earthquakes in 2005. The increasing number of hydrometreology disasters, one of climate change impacts triger us to increase the community’s preparedness in the disaster prone zone in order to be able to live in harmony with it.

4. Coastal Management

Coastal is a vulnerable area. There are three direct stressors in this area: local development, impact of upstream development, and climate change impacts. It is not only environmental degradation, but also the system change of local community’s social and economy is oftenly ignored. Slum area and poverty can be easily found in the urban coastal area. We have been working in coastal area since a decade ago. We started our activity by rehabilitating mangrove and developing economy of local community based on sustainable livelihood. Improving rehabilitated mangrove ecosystem into eco tourism destination as well as improving the value chain on community-based coastal products are our approach.

5. Solid Waste and Waste Water Management

Environmental pollution due to solid waste and waste water is the environmental issues which is emerging day by day and requiring various innovation to solve it. We have been working in this sector for years and developing various of methods which meet to the local context. The scale of management as well as the local condition of social, economy, and culture are being our consideration to construct community-based solid waste management practices. Diverse capacity and awareness building are carried out to raise the awareness and tackle the issues.


1. Community Based Conservation

Conservation is an essential aspect of sustainable development, in which aspects of the protection, preservation and utilization is done in a balanced way. The people should always be strengthened consciousness as the main subject of conservation and beneficiaries as well as the impact of the activities they do.

2. ESD (Education for Sustainable Development)

Education occupies the most important element in our approach to working with the parties. How to reconstruct the public and stakeholders on issues of shared knowledge is contextual to local conditions is key to the success of the chosen solution.

3. Participatory Research

To understand what is happening, convey the dynamics of the emerging, developing innovation and documented, Bintari do so through various researches. Participatory research into Bintari choice because it is through this approach the parties involved in the research can also have an understanding of their condition. Moreover, this approach is more support planning efforts at the practical level.

4. Local Economic Development

Environmental conservation efforts are often unsustainable due to a conflict with economic interests. Learning of the situation, Bintari trying to develop environment-social approach to business that is local in order to solve environmental problems.

5. Supporting Government

The government's concern for the environment and sustainable development ever increasing push Bintari to be actively involved in government programs in accordance with the vision and mission Bintari. Currently, Bintari actively involved in the development of the School Adiwiyata, Kalpataru, Proklim, Healthy Village, AMPL and Mangrove Working Group both at the level of the City / County as well as in Central Java Province.

6. Facilitating CSR

Bintari often integrate the CSR activities of the private sector within the scope of the activities being carried out by Bintari.


1. Watershed Leadership Program

We consider that the Watershed (DAS) is an integral natural areas that sustain ecological systems and social communities. Watershed management is often cuts across administrative boundaries, cross-sectoral and cross-disciplines. Watershed damage that occurred is a result of all three of these factors will inharmoni. Reviews Bintari designing a training activity to increase the capacity of the potential leader of the things that are necessary in managing the watershed.
DAS Garang is the first watershed which is the focus of learning. Garang Watershed Leadership Program (GWLP) merupkan selected name. Increasing the capacity of personnel from both soft skills such as leadership, management and publication as well as the hard skills such as hydrological and geographical information systems. Activities GWLP bring together the various stakeholders in watershed management to jointly work on improving understanding of the various topics related.
GWLP is a cycle that starts from the analysis of stakeholder watershed management, training needs assessment, participatory curriculum development, training and preparation of the prototype action.
DAS Garang is piloting for this activity, but this pattern is very applicable to other watersheds location.

2. Increased Capacity of Local Government on Climate Change (Climate Sensitive)

The National Government's commitment to play an active role in efforts to tackle climate change through greenhouse gas mitigation activities and climate change adaptation still encounter many challenges. At the technical level, the calculation of the amount of greenhouse gas emissions is still a new thing for the government. At the policy level, integrating the amount of greenhouse gas emissions as a performance indicator in construction also requires a good recognition of local government personnel. Through Climate Sensitive, Bintari facilitate local governments to increase their capacity in mainstreaming climate change into the regional development agenda.
Profile of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change impacts generated in this activity became a base for the area in the Regional Action Plan (RAD) in climate change both for mitigation and adaptation.

3. River Race and Inventory Survey Competition

River ecosystems that are very dynamic and requires continuous monitoring. Often the river condition monitoring undertaken by the government is limited to indicators that have been determined, but have yet to capture the causes and dynamics that occur in the area around the river. On the other hand, education about the river and its dynamics is not done to the community.
Bintari combine these two things with one activity River Race and Inventory Survey Competition. Groups of nature lovers and environmental activists together to monitor the quality of rivers, streams and riparian biodiversity inventory and make observations about the dynamics that occur around the river both ecological and social. All of the activities carried out in the packaging competition.

4. Home Composter “Keranjang Takakura”

Process waste from the source is a principle which can no longer be bargained in addressing the problems of garbage, especially from household waste. Urban areas are becoming one of the largest contributors to waste generation. Lack of urban residential land for the lower middle class society which is also the number perduduk with a considerable percentage in urban areas requires a special method in handling of solid waste, especially organic waste.
Home composter "keranjang takakura" is one method that is practical and effective in dealing with organic waste generation household scale.

Project History

Watershed Conservation and Water Resources
  • Study of Green Open Space System Development in the city of Semarang, in cooperation with the Agency of Semarang, 2001
  • Clean Mount Ungaran involving high school and university Nature Lovers (2001)
  • Program National Movement for Forest and Land Rehabilitation (GNRHL) in Semarang, in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture Semarang (2004 - 2006)
  • Rehabilitation using Vetiver Grass as vegetation Retaining Mluweh landslide in Semarang District, in cooperation with GTZ ProLH (2006 – 2007)
  • Rare Plant Conservation through Development of Medicinal Plants in the Village Bergas, cooperation with GEF (2010 – 2011)
  • Garang Watershed Conservation for Sustainable Development, in cooperation with ERCA-FOE Japan(2012-sekarang)

Waste Management and Waste
  • Waste Small Industry Year in Semarang Plow River, in cooperation with JICA, KITA-ECC, and the City Government of Semarang (2001-2004)
  • Decentralization Household Waste Management in Bukit Kencana Jaya Semarang, ProLH cooperation with GTZ and the City Government of Semarang (2005 - 2006)
  • Takakura Composting Method development in Semarang and Central Java (2006 – now)
  • Community Assistance for Household Waste Management Program in several villages Semarang cooperation with the Government of Central Java Province (2007 - 2009)
  • Application and Development of Cleaner Production for Small Industrial-ProLH cooperation with GTZ (2007 - 2009)
  • Development of Waste Management System to Improve Environmental Hygiene at the Urban Poor Areas in the city, in cooperation with KITA-ECC Japan(2008 – 2010)

Coastal management
  • Mangrove conservation in the coastal city of Semarang, cooperation with the Society of Tread Tugurejo(2000 – present)
  • National Movement for Forest and Land Rehabilitation through Mangrove Conservation in the city, in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture Semarang(2004 - 2006)
  • Adaptation to Climate Change through Public Participation-based Sustainable Coastal Management in the city, in cooperation with FoE Japan (2008 - present)
  • Initiation Work Group Formation Mangrove Semarang as part of the Coastal Policy Advocacy in the city, in collaboration with FoE Japan and the Department of Marine and Fisheries of Semarang (2009 - present)
  • Efforts Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts by Coastal Community Development in Retention Tool waves with Tread Used Tires in Tugurejo, Semarang cooperation with Mercy Corps and the City Government of Semarang(2010)
  • Development of Mangrove Education Center in the city, in collaboration with FoE Japan and the Department of Marine and Fisheries of Semarang(2010 – 2011)
  • Improvement of the Coastal Community Resilience through Strengthening Environmental Services Mangrove Ecosystem and Livelihoods Community aternatif Semarang, Semarang collaboration with Team with Mercy Corps (2013-2016)

Climate Change
  • Adaptation and Mitigation of Climate Change through the Community-based Sustainable Agroforestry in Semarang District, in cooperation with the ERCA (Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency) (2008-present)
  • Rain Water Harvesting, City Network Program resilient Asia (ACCCRN) Tim cooperation with the city of Semarang and Mercy Corps Indonesia (2010-2011)
  • Profile Preparation Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Climate Change Impacts Profiles and Integrated Plan on Climate Change Semarang District, in cooperation with IUCCE and GIZ-PAKLIM (2014)
  • Profile Preparation Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Climate Change Impacts Profiles and Integrated Plan on Climate Change Holy District (2014)

Improved Disaster Preparedness
  • Social Rehabilitation through Education Development Disaster in Klaten district, in cooperation with JICA and AusAID(2006 – 2008)
  • Flood Early Warning System DAS Bringin, City Network Program resilient Asia (ACCCRN) collaboration with Tim Semarang and Mercy Corps Indonesia(2012-2014)

Environmental Education
  • Capacity for Environmental Cadres in the city, in cooperation with KITA-ECC Japan(2002 - 2008)
  • Environmental Education Training for Primary teachers in DAS baboon, cooperation with GTZ ProLH (2004 - 2006)
  • Research and Making Books Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at the Community Level, cooperation with FoE (Friends of the Earth) Japan supported by JFGE (Japan Fund for Global Environment) (2007 – 2008)
  • Research on Learning Education for Sustainable Development is Good in Asia, in cooperation with the Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J) and the Toyota Foundation(2006 – 2008)/li>
  • Eco-Mobile Program for Schools in the District of Semarang, in cooperation with PT. Coca Cola (2010)