BANJARSARI, Indonesia (AFP) - A poster on the wall commands: "Reduce, recycle, reuse, replant" -- the philosophy that Ibu Bambang, as she is known, seeks to spread throughout her Jakarta neighbourhood.
Doing so presents a particular challenge in polluted Jakarta, a mega-city of at least 11 million, but Ibu Bambang has won wide recognition for her efforts to re-green the Banjarsari community, a neighbourhood of narrow criss-crossing streets just off a traffic-clogged main road.
Homes are shaded by potted plants, bins encourage waste separation and residents recycle their garbage.
Those red plastic bags? They can be transformed into plastic flowers to decorate a coffee table. Your organic kitchen waste? This accelerator will turn it into odorless compost in a few weeks. And that potted plant keeps away mosquitoes.
Indonesia, home to massive peatlands and natural forests, follows the United States and China as the world's third biggest producer of greenhouse gases.
"I am being highly sought after by many, but paid by none," she laughs.
"But I am very happy to do that, I am very happy that I can do something for my people, for my country."