FMIPA UNS  — Chemistry Student Association (Himamia) Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta held a scientific webinar. Himamia presented two speakers, namely Muhammad Salman Al-Farisi, S.IP. and Dr. Revi Gama Hatta Novika. The webinar which took place on Sunday (19/9/2021) was held through the Zoom Cloud Meeting platform.

The webinar carries the theme of the role of the younger generation in optimizing Indonesia’s demographic bonus through science and technology. M. Salman Al-Farisi, who is an environmental enthusiast, delivered material on Science and Technology Innovation as a Strategy for Overcoming Environmental Problems. He explained that the causes of the climate crisis are classified into three, namely personal actors, community actors, and the system or policy level.

“The most powerful are in the micro or community so that the impact is more massive and faster. But what is no less important is before going to meso or micro, namely personal, where we can change our perspective or paradigm first. Maybe for the clichéd answer or the answer, what friends often hear is to try to give base practice or examples that are relevant to your audience, “said Salman as quoted from uns.ac.id

In the case of the community, it must first be understood who the audience is. If it can be adjusted, then the message conveyed can be easily absorbed.

“If we look at Jakarta, Semarang, Bali, and Banjarmasin, there are policies that prohibit single-use plastic bags. It is an incentive policy from the government not to use single-use plastic bags so that people are getting used to it. In the beginning, you will struggle, but then you will get used to it and will change everything,” he added.

Meanwhile, the second speaker, Dr. Revi Gama, who is a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, UNS, explained that the comfort of breathing when wearing a mask is measured by oneself.

“Why is it recommended to do a double because there has been research that medical masks with double cloth masks increase the tightness so that there are fewer droplets around us to be infected with SARS-CoV-2. If it is difficult to breathe, you can use N-95 because it is more bloated. If you use the N-95, you don’t need to double it. So we choose for ourselves which one is safe and comfortable,” he explained. [MnR/MIPA]