Kanoman Village, Panjatan, Kulonprogo is one of the batik-producing villages. In this village, there is a batik business, 'Makmur Lestari', owned by Murjiyo, which produces three types of batik: printed batik, written batik, and combination batik. Murjiyo's batik is characterized by its classic wayang-style motif.
The rubber tree is one of the crucial plants in Indonesia which is widely found in Sumatra. Indonesia is the largest rubber-producing country globally, contributing 26% of the world's total natural rubber production. In addition to producing latex as the main ingredient for making tires, rubber trees also absorb exhaust gases and have much more optimal oxygen. This plant also absorbs carbon dioxide gas which is processed into a carbon source for photosynthesis. This natural process is beneficial in reducing the greenhouse effect such as global warming and environmental damage.
Teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic requires teachers to adapt to online learning systems and use effective media. The impact of the online learning system that has been running so far certainly affects the psychological condition of students on learning so that alternative strategies for delivering learning materials are needed that are more interesting and meaningful. This problem has caught the attention of UNY lecturers, namely Dr. Dyah Purwaningsih, M.Sc. (Chemistry Education Study Program), Dr. Pujianto, M.Pd. (Physics Education study program) and Anik Widiastuti M.Pd.
Kulon Progo Regency is one of the five regencies/cities in the Special Province of Yogyakarta, which is located in the western part. Kulon Progo Regency has a varied topography with an altitude between 0 - 1000 meters above sea level, which is divided into three regions. The Menoreh plateau/hills in the northern part with an altitude between 500 to 1000 meters above sea level. The middle part has a height of 100 to 500 meters above sea level. Finally, in the south is a lowland with a coastal area of 24.9 km.
Even though students have used an online learning system, there are still many students who have difficulty learning. The Student Executive Board of Faculty of Natural Sciences UNY initiated the MIPA Learning Volunteer (RBM) program to answer this problem. This program help elementary to high school students or equivalent who have learning difficulties during the pandemic by providing consultations on assignments or poorly understood materials via Whatsapp. The subjects offered are Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science, and English.
Making tempe produces waste that emits an unpleasant odor and contaminates waterways. This waste can be in washing water, cooking water, and soaking water for soybeans and tempeh dregs. However, in wastewater-boiled soybeans, there are nutrients Phosphorus (P), Nitrogen (N), and Potassium (K) which are needed for plant growth rate. Nastiti Estiningtyas, a student of the UNY Science Education study program, tries to process tempe waste to be useful and safe for the surrounding environment.