RESTORATION OF ECOLOGICAL CITIZENSHIP MOVEMENT THROUGH APPLICATION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT STRATEGY IN KOTA TANPA KUMUH (KOTAKU) PROGRAM

Dedy Ari Nugroho, Dr. Suharno

Abstract


This study discusses the ecological citizenship movement which is one of the contemporary issues in the study of education for the life of citizens. The type of research used in this study was descriptive qualitative which reinforced by literature study. The Regional Government which referred in this scientific work was the Regional Government of Sukoharjo Regency of Central Java Province, Indonesia. Ecological citizenship in some literature leads to the participation and responsibility of citizens in overcoming environmental problems3, 4. There are many government policies in the context of ecological citizenship, one of which is the policy of Kota Tanpa Kumuh (Kotaku) or Municipal without Slum Program. The program uses a collaborative principle that allows every citizen to engage in various environmental (ecological) control activities. To cultivate citizens spirit of participation or contribution to various programs relevant to ecological citizenship, including the KOTAKU Program, strategies or efforts from the Regional Government is necessary. The Local Government of Sukoharjo Regency carried out a strategy of socialization, strengthening participation, and assistance to improve the ability and willingness of the community to participate in the KOTAKU Program. From the side of society, there is a form of participation given both material and non-material tangible. Ecological citizenship movement needs to be done at the base or regional level by Local Government and the general public for the realization of the ecological citizenship movement as a whole.

Keywords


Ecological Citizenship, Kota Tanpa Kumuh (KOTAKU) Program, Local Government, Strategy.

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