MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, PALANGKA RAYA – Secretary of Muhammadiyah, Izzul Muslimin, participated in a tree planting campaign at SMK Muhammadiyah Palangka Raya on Friday, August 4. This activity is aligned with the internalization program of the national mental revolution.
Izzul and representatives of the Muhammadiyah Regional Board of Central Kalimantan and the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture symbolically planted one tree each. In total, 1,000 were planted.
Izzul emphasized the significance of planting these 1,000 trees to increase public awareness about the crucial need for environmental conservation. Furthermore, the world is currently grappling with a climate crisis, and there are also concerning levels of deforestation in Kalimantan.
Izzul highlighted the importance of planting 1,000 trees to raise awareness about critical environmental conservation needs. The world faces climate change, compounded by alarming deforestation rates in Kalimantan.
Muhammadiyah members are encouraged to actively partake in environmental preservation, underscoring that it holds earthly benefits and spiritual significance for the afterlife.
“Muhammadiyah represents altruism and benevolence. Establishing a new domain of virtuous actions concerning the environment and its issues is crucial. Presently, environmental concerns are of utmost importance,” said Izzul.
Ensuring environmental protection becomes a central mission to promote consistently. Consequently, addressing environmental challenges should be a joint effort involving not only specialists but also Muhammadiyah as a religious movement.
“We should engage actively, as the ongoing environmental degradation threatens all, not just specific groups. Communities already experience escalating climate change impacts endangering the planet. This tree-planting initiative is a testament to our commitment,” said Izzul.
“The global climate change challenge presents a new opportunity for Muhammadiyah to engage in virtuous acts by addressing environmental concerns,” said Izzul.
Da’wa on Environmental Conservation
Central Kalimantan plays a vital global role, so a systematic conservation approach is essential to preserve its environment, particularly its forests.
“Unless we promote this issue, it won’t gain sufficient attention. Thus, it’s crucial to engage not only the government but also society. Once again, this issue holds paramount significance,” said Izzul.
Furthermore, the Chairman of the Muhammadiyah Regional Board of Central Kalimantan Muchtar mentioned that his party will perpetuate tree-planting efforts in the future. Through a similar campaign, the Muhammadiyah Regional Board of Central Kalimantan commits to cultivating tree-planting in the Muhammadiyah environment.
“We attempt to do tree-planting in Muhammadiyah institutions such as schools, universities, and mosques,” mentioned Muchtar.
This tree-planting campaign expands beyond Palangka Raya, covering all regions of Central Kalimantan. It promotes green practices and encourages Muhammadiyah members to maintain cleanliness in their environment.
“Central Kalimantan’s vital role in preventing fires, floods, and other consequences of insufficient trees underscores the need to sustain these efforts in the region,” said Muchtar.
“Our consistent focus on environmental cleanliness reflects Muhammadiyah’s commitment to promoting hygiene within Islamic values. Initiatives to enhance cleanliness awareness and related efforts will continue to undertake,” said Muchtar.