The COVID-19 pandemic is a chance and opportunity for the universe to naturally recover into something new.
According to Intan Darmawati, gender and environmental observer as well as GALS (Gender, Action, Learning, Sustainability) facilitator from Indonesia in the New Normal Webinar in Forest Management entitled “Ecosystem Recovery through Recovery of Relationships Between In Entering New Normal”, Thursday (July 16, 2020), the COVID-19 pandemic forced residents of almost the entire world to stay in their homes and reduce their usual activities outside the home.
This webinar was organized by the Indonesian Forestry Bachelor Association (Persaki) Lampung, the House of Collaboration (RUKO), in collaboration supported by the Bandarlampung Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI) and UPKM Teknokra University of Lampung (Unila). Wandi Barboy from AJI Bandarlampung, and editor of Lampung Post Newspaper, as a moderator ini this webinar.
That condition, according to Intan Darmawati again, makes the universe has a rare opportunity to naturally recover itself.
“Let’s take the opportunity in this pandemic. Make ourselves jump from the present situation and live a better life in the future,” Intan also said.
Budisantoso Budiman, Editor of the ANTARA News Agency who is also a community empowerment activist, said the COVID-19 pandemic was pushing everyone to a new habit.
Then, eventually it will get used and it is expected that it can change the behavior of the self for the better for humans, nature, and the surrounding environment.
He expected that even after the pandemic had subsided or ended, cleaner, orderly, healthier and friendlier behavior towards the environment should be maintained and maintained. Especially in the future, facing a similar pandemic that is more severe, can anticipate it better, so that the adverse effects are minimal.
“Save the forest, save the earth. Living together, in harmony and balance so that nature is green,” he said as well.
Heri Hermiyatono, organizer of the House of Collaboration (RUKO) who is also a community empowerment activist in Sumatra said that harmony between humans and nature should be maintained. Because, to build a family there must be harmony with nature.
“Basically when it will make changes, will we all humanize the people at the grassroots. They need to be invited to speak heart to heart. Not with the power approach,” he said again.
Heri asserted that if the family becomes strong and sturdy it will sustain the strengthening in his group, and then strengthen the strength as a country that has the resilience to face any pandemic or threat.