Plastic Exchange: The ‘Plastic for Rice’ Movement Grows

“It’s spreading like wildfire,” says I Made Janur Yasa filled to the brim with enthusiasm; the kind we need in these trying times. Plastic For Rice is a barter scheme that aims to turn Bali’s environmental pollution issues into an opportunity to use plastic waste as a currency for food. The Plastic Exchange Initiative, as

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Going Above & Beyond: Organisations Extending Their Help Further During Covid-19

If running a charitable organisation wasn’t already enough, these groups have extended yet another hand to the newly vulnerable communities created through the Covid-19 outbreak. Whilst many charities have their core function and mission, be it providing employment and education or supporting orphanages, there are those who have decided to go above and beyond their

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Online Groceries in Bali : Deliver Goods to Your Doorstep

In these uncertain times, braving crowded aisles of the supermarket may feel perilous. Though trips to the grocery store are still given the green light, taking advantage of online groceries in Bali will save you time and worry. Here are the best ways to get groceries, from fresh food to pantry snacks, delivered safely to

Food to the Rescue : Providing Nutrition to Bali’s Needy

Have you ever wondered what happens to the excess food at buffet breakfasts and brunches? Most of it is dumped. That’s where Scholars of Sustenance’s Food Rescue Movement comes in, reducing food waste and providing nutrition to where it’s needed. Indonesia is the second largest food waste contributor in the world. With 8% of all

Solemen Indonesia: Tackling Bali’s Mental Health Crisis

Notable human rights warriors in history proved that going on a hunger strike is one way to stand up for a cause and make a difference. Similarly, when Solemen Indonesia started in 2011, founder Robert Epstone committed to stay barefoot in solidarity with those living in such substandard conditions where footwear is considered a luxury.

Books for Bali Project : Fostering a Love for Literacy Among Balinese Children

The Internet is the mecca for information-seekers, enabling us to connect wirelessly and effortlessly to vast resources of knowledge. Whilst search engines have arguably conquered the traffic of this knowledge, they can’t quite recreate the traditional repositories of the printed word. Primarily in cities, schools have integrated digital means of learning, retreating from textbooks and

NOW! Bali Guide to Travelling Sustainably

If you love Bali, then as a visitor or even as a resident you can do your part to keep this island beautiful for years and years to come. Here’s our tips on how you can help! Bali is a paradise island, enjoyed by visitors from around the world for its pristine landscapes, from terraced

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In Our Memory: ROLE Foundation Founder Mike O’Leary Passes Away

It is with a heavy heart we share the news of Mike O’Leary’s passing on the 26th November 2019. A central part of the local community, Mike O’Leary was the founder of R.O.L.E Foundation and BaliWISE, a man who loved the environment and Bali and spent his years doing what he could to support and

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Going Zero-Waste in Bali

Are you looking to reduce your ecological footprint? Stop your current habit of waste? With the help of these bulk food stores in Bali, you’ll certainly be on your way… A while back, an Indomie wrapper from 19 years ago was found washed up on a beach in East Java; plastic bags were spotted in

Begawan Foundation : Protecting the Second Rarest Bird in the World

Animal performances and bareback rides; when the conversation regarding Bali’s wildlife tourism industry arises, a string of question follows. Not all is lost in the face of entertainment, however, as efforts to conserve Bali’s endangered wildlife remains of the agenda for many. Melinggih Kelod is a village in Payangan, about half an hour drive from

The Race For Water : A Global Odyssey Campaigning To Save Our Oceans

Almost a decade ago, Swiss entrepreneur Marco Simeoni created the Race for Water Foundation dedicated to the preservation of water and in specific our oceans. On his journey, he has encountered the increasing magnitude of the plastic pollution catastrophe on ecosystems while offering pragmatic and useful alternatives to avoid the entry of plastic waste into

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