After completing their descent, their videos were watched by hundreds of thousands online and eventually reached the Indonesian Government. In early September 2017, Gary met the Director of Waste Management under the Ministry of the Environment (KLHK), R. Sudirman. During this meeting R. Sudirman announced an emergency plan to clean up the Citarum River as a response to our campaign and videos.
For the next 4 months, Sudirman and his team surveyed the river and created a road map of the most polluted parts of the river. He worked hand-in- hand with the 13 City Mayors along the Citarum River, the Provincial Head and the Governor of West Java.