Green Drinks launches in Jakarta with its first event on 2nd July at WeWork Revenue Tower in the CBD area. This makes it the first 'Green Drinks' chapter in Indonesia.
Join us and other fellow sustainability professionals for the first eco-networking event in this new chapter in Indonesia as Founder of Green Initiatives Shanghai, Nitin Dani, shares the organization's journey over the last decade while also sharing his views on one of the most grave problems affecting our people and our planet today - air pollution.
Green Drinks International is an informal community forum for environment and sustainability professionals and enthusiasts to gather, network, share and discuss ideas. The Green Drinks Jakarta group aims to host a series of environmental focused activities - both talks and film screenings - on an ongoing basis.
About the Talk
Nitin's talk will focus on 2 areas:
- Running an environmental organization in China and its journey over the last 10 years, and
- Air pollution - one of the gravest problems affecting people on our planet today
About Green Initiatives: On 15th January 2009, 'Green Drinks' Shanghai organized its very first monthly eco-networking event in Shanghai. On 14th December 2013, it was rebranded to Green Initiatives. On 11 January 2019, Green Initiatives (GI) celebrated its 10-year anniversary. 10 years, 500+ events, 4 recycling projects, 9 action campaigns, 25,000+ attendees, 30,000kg of textile waste & 7,000kg of electronic waste recycled, 27+ interns and 60+ volunteers later, the organization has made a serious impact in Shanghai's environmnental scene.
Air Pollution: The World Health Organization ranks air pollution as the top global threat to human health (link), and over 90% of the world's population is said to be living in extremely polluted conditions.
Indonesia Air Pollution: "A Greenpeace report released in early 2019 listed Jakarta as Southeast Asia’s most polluted city. Throughout 2018, Jakarta’s PM2.5 reached 45.3 micrograms per cubic meter or more than four times the maximum standard set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and three times the maximum level allowed by the Indonesian national standard."
- How bad is Jakarta's air pollution? 'Not that bad', says city agency (link)
- Jakarta's enemy is air pollution (link)
- Jakarta air pollution on Twitter (link)
In addition to being a Founder & Director at Green Initiatives, Nitin is also a part of RESET, a global healthy building standard tackling this problem through its indoor air quality certification program that prioritizes human health.
- 18:00-19:00 Registration & networking
- 19:00-19:15 Event introduction by Dhawal Doshi, Organizer, Green Drinks Jakarta
- 19:15-20:00 Presentation by Nitin Dani, Founder, Green Initiatives & Project Director, RESET
- 20:00-20:30 Discussions / Q&A
- 20:30-21:00 Networking / event ends
Please confirm attendance by completing registration at this link.
RESET™ Air is the world’s first sensor-based, performance-driven building certification program where indoor air quality is monitored and measured in real-time. Buildings and/or spaces are required to consistently maintain healthy indoor air quality at all times, as defined by the Standard. RESET™ Air is comprised of comprehensive standards for hardware or sensor performance, installation, maintenance and data communication.
About Nitin Dani
Nitin is a Project Director at GIGA, an independent third party which combines the development of building standards with cloud technology to increase the accessibility and impact of healthy buildings globally. GIGA is also the founder of RESET; a targeted project certification focused on health and regeneration, designed to support other certification systems such as LEED, WELL, LBC and Fitwel etc. RESET combines material health data and continuous indoor air quality monitoring.
To read his full bio visit this link. Connect with Nitin on Linkedin.