Results for Environment
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.
Last April month, Casa de Mar Hotel closed the public beach access road to the El Sunzal surf spot. Sunzal is known for it’s great surf. The community of Sunzal includes a handful of small hostels that provide budget accommodations for travelers. The hostels, as well as local fisherman, oyster divers, surfers, and the community as a whole use the public beach access.
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.
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.
Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner. But as hundreds of objects sighted off the Australian coast as possible aircraft debris turn out to be discarded fishing equipment, cargo container parts, or plastic shopping bags, a new narrative is emerging in the hunt for the missing plane: There’s more garbage out there than you think. Most of it is plastic. And marine life ingests it, with catastrophic consequences.
The Mentawais, a place most of us know and love for it’s perfect waves, is currently under threat by palm oil companies. The man behind the film above, Matt Hannon, has put in an incredible amount of effort to bring us the views of the local people and what effects such a deforestation would have on the community.
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.