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5 Things You Need to Consider Before Getting Carried Away Toward Fast Fashion

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Can you recall how many times you usually buy new clothes in a year? How much do you pay for those garments? How many pieces that you actually wear? Is there any of them that ends up being stacked and untouched in your wardrobe? Some of you might’ve been able to immediately visualize the answer to all those questions. Whether or not you’re feeling guilt-tripped reading this, views in regards to fashion will never be out of date as time progresses. So now, let’s go along with a deeper understanding and encircling the fashion industry, how much it has changed and how did we end up being overpowered by the current unavoidable capital movement–fast fashion.

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Country Series – Netherlands, The Land of Windmills

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We dedicate this month to speak about countries all over the world. But too bad, we can not cover all the countries and nations for only 4 weeks of sessions. It is because according to the United Nations, there are 195 nations and countries in the world. So, do accept our apologies for not covering up other interesting countries over these four we have been chosen. 

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Country Series – Germany, The Country of Poets and Thinkers

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Germany, is a country in Western Europe. This country is known for its advance technology, makes it one of the top destination for Indonesian students to continue their education in the field of technology and engineering. In fact, Germany is also known as “Das Land der Dichter und Denker” or the country of poets and thinkers. As the third blog of our countries series we will talk about Germany!

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Country Series – Belgium, The Battlefield of Europe

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In the spirit to strengthen our knowledge and understanding about nations and its people, we drew this blog series about countries in the world. Knowing other nations and its people could enhance the social cohesion and raise a better cultural relation to this world community.

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Engineering Career in Japan

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On Saturday, September 4th, 2021, Act Global organized a webinar called “Engineering Career in Japan”, the event was held online with 40 participants. We invited Fritz Dean Rivo Gultom as a speaker, he was a mechanical engineer in a Japanese multinational company. He is also one of the alumni of Mechanical Engineering, Gajah Mada University, Indonesia. We hope that the experience shared by Mr.Fritz can motivate us more and add insight into career life in Japan.

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Country Series – Did You Know These Facts About Switzerland?

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As described in About Us, Act Global mainly focuses in three thematic areas: youth empowerment, poverty reduction, and social cohesion. However in essence, Act Global is a peace building programme aimed at developing positive cultural relation between people and nation. Therefore we create this “Country Series” to introduce some countries and make our audience aware as the cause of misunderstanding is mostly by not knowing and lack of information. In this first blog of “Country Series”, we will talk about a beautiful country in Europe, Switzerland. Read more

Youth Social Entrepreneurship Education for All with Moodle Workshop

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On Saturday, 21st of August we held our Youth Social  Entrepreneurship Workshop with Moodle workshop at STMIK Primakara, Denpasar, with strict health protocol. This workshop is a part of the YSEEAM project (Youth Social Entrepreneurship Education with Moodle for All). This project is a 24 month-project (2019-2021) co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union under the KA2 action for Capacity Building in the field of Youth.

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Startups in Indonesia

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According to Wikipedia, a startup is an entrepreneurial venture which is usually a new, fast-growing, and rapidly growing business that aims to meet market needs by developing viable business models around innovative products, services, processes, or platforms.

Startups are typically companies designed to effectively develop and validate scalable business models. The essence of startups themselves is generally related to the concepts of ambition, innovation, scalability, and growth.
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Ice-Albedo Feedback and The Latest News on Climate Change

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We often hear about the glaciers phenomenon that has been melting. According to the Nature journal reports from the measurement of three-dimensional satellites, it said that the world’s glaciers are melting faster with a defrosting release rate of 31% compared to 15 years ago. Using over 20 years of satellite data, scientists calculated that the world’s 220,000 mountain glaciers have lost more than 328 billion tons of ice and snow per year since 2015.

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How Being Literate Could Prevent Hoax?

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On Sunday, August 15th 2021, Act Global organized a webinar called Literacy to Prevent Hoax. Still, in this pandemic situation, this event was held online with 75 participants. To discuss this issue, we invite dr. Dito Anurogo, M.Sc as a speaker. dr. Dito himself is an active lecturer at the University of Muhammadiyah Makassar and an author of several health books. He is also a founder of The School of Life Institute, and currently studying for a doctoral degree at Taipei Medical University. We hope he could enlighten us on why it is so important to be literate during this pandemic covid-19 crisis. Read more

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