October 15, is Blog Action Day , and the theme this year is "environment".
Joanne of Laidback Buddhist, pointed me out about the Blog Action Day. I've been planning to write a short post about a beach near my hometown, in north-east of Surabaya, Indonesia.
There is a small population of fishermen, where all the people depending so much to find living from the seashore until 5 kilometers far of radius from it. The fisherman community would about to vanish in another 5 years or shorter.
It was started when the local government decided to build 10 km Highway Bridge to connect the main island of East Java, Indonesia to a small island called Madura. According to one of the fishermen community member, they are now can hardly find fish and their income has been decreasing ever since. The sea environment was destroyed by the massive highway development.
I realized that, how the ruin of an environment can influence to human community in general sense. The feeling of insecure to all the community members and of course some new social problems triggered by that environmental issue.
Here are some photos that I want to share for you! showing everyday life in that small fishermen community....