To celebrate the Earth Day 2017 and to welcome Matthew, The Climate Reality Project Indonesia with its 300 climate leaders had a number of Acts of Leadership involving climate leaders and their networks.
Climate Reality Indonesia posted some of its activities with Mathew on this website as an inspiration for climate leaders in planning their Acts of Leadership.
Please click here for a 4-minute video clip for a summary of the activities.
Sunday 23 April 2017
1. Earthly Yoga for Earth Day
2. Plant-based Brunch
3. Natural Dyes for Eco-friendly Crafts
Monday 24 April 2017
4. Youth Climate Day
Tuesday 25 April 2017
5. Nature Trekking, Tebing Keraton
6. Climate Change and Sustainable Design
Wednesday 26 April 2017
7. Journey on Climate Change
8. Media Meet on Climate Change
9. Civil Society Dinner
Thursday 27 April 2017
10. Mitigating Climate Change through Trees
11. Strengthening Branch Office
12. US and Indonesia Youth Leadership for the Environment and Sustainability
13. Sustainable Community Development
14. Live Dialogue at MNC News - World Hour
Friday 28 April 2017
15. Live Interview at Voice of Indonesia
16. Office of the President’s Special Envoy for Climate Change
17. Presidential Communication Team and The State Palace
18. Climate Actions on the Ground
Irma Haryadi, an artist and a climate leader trained in Jakarta in 2011, made a portrait of Matthew Boms from fabric scraps with no paint at all.
About Matthew Boms
Based in Washington DC, Matthew supports the Climate Reality’s international branches in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines and South Africa.
Currently there are almost 12,000 climate reality leaders, in the age range of 6 to 84, who have been trained by The Honorable Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project, representing 135 countries.
Previously, Matthew served as communications manager for the Communitas Coalition in New York, securing a goal for cities in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Prior, he was a media producer for Stakeholder Forum, leading several print, radio, and video projects at the United Nations. During this time, he consulted regional governments in Argentina on technology investments for primary schools. Matthew also conducted socio-financial research for Usura Cero, Nicaragua's national microcredit program.
A certified yoga teacher, Matthew teaches and practices Bhakti yoga and Vipassana meditation. He is an avid hockey player and cyclist.
Fluent in Spanish, he holds an MSc in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in Development Studies from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.