“Welcome to Bali, do you have any plastic bags to declare” will soon be the question tourists are greeted with at Bali International Airport, said the Governor of Bali during his historic meeting with the Bye Bye Plastic Bags Girls today.
Officials of the Badung regency have noted shore erosion taking place along the shores of Nusa Dua. However, Made Badra, the chief of Livestock, Fisheries and Oceans (Dinakanlut) for Badung claims the erosion occurring in Kuta is more severe and must be given priority by the government.
The 7th Big Bali Eco Weekend was recently held on the beaches of Legian and Uluwatu. Through a multitude of events, and in collaboration with Coca-Cola and Garuda, Quiksilver raised awareness for clean Bali beaches, protecting the environment and local turtles, along with promoting sustainable tourism.
When the original Ocean Cleanup Array plan was presented over a year ago, it was immediately met with a significant amount of skepticism. However, a new year-long feasibility study has confirmed teenage inventor and conservationist Boyan Slat’s claims. What does this mean? If implemented and executed to specification, we might actually be able to remove up to seven million tons of plastic trash from the world’s oceans.
As is traditional the day before the Rip Curl Cup Opening Ceremony each year, the Rip Curl crew and surf team spend the morning at Padang-Padang searching every nook and cranny of the beach, hillside and parking lots picking up plastic and all other forms of trash that stack up with all the tourists coming to enjoy the beautiful sandy beach, the warm water, and the amazing view.
We all love Bali but do we care about it? Can we make an impact on its escalating garbage problem? Can two girls, aged 11 and 13, get Bali’s Governor to ban plastic bags via an online petition?
The video above was posted online a few days ago by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), and is intended to raise awareness of how the palm oil industry is destroying orangutans’ natural habitats and driving the species to extinction. The video shows a 12-year-old deaf girl named Lena chitchatting with an orangutan named Strawberry via Skype. One thing leads to another, and Strawberry learns that Lena likes to eat peanut butter.
Saturday, April 19th saw the final Bali Beach Clean Up event of the wet season wrap up with over 200 participants treated to a free breakfast at the Quiksilver Boardriders Café on Jalan Legian in Kuta, a well-earned thank you for their hard work and dedication over the last two months.
To honor and support Earth Day (April 22), we want to rally our trash fighting troops for the final Beach Clean Up of the season on Saturday April 19, at 7am.
Bali must develop a comprehensive environmental assessment study to allow for sustainable development programs on the already crowded island.