Over the past few decades, globalization has impaired the earth both directly and indirectly. Moreover, in our current time, mother earth is facing a lot of environmental issues, such as climate change, over production of waste, illegal logging, air and water pollution, and so many more. As human beings, we have become more and more disconnected from nature, as well as from each other, unbalancing the 4 elements of Sustainability:

Social, Well-being, Economy and Nature

Green School is a non-profit K-12 school whose mission is to educate and gather a community of learners making our world sustainable.
We believe our children, our students can come up with solutions.  While adults may have more experience, children often offer more genuine solutions. While elders may have the wisdom and guidance, students retain their passion that allows mountains to be shaken.

Let’s give space and empower the youth for sustainable solutions.

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Add to My Calendar 2018-04-16 09:00:00 2018-04-20 23:00:00 Asia/Singapore Green School, Sustainable Solutions Green School conducts an annual eco-festival “Sustainable Solutions” where solution providers from different backgrounds – NGOs, social businesses, startups, teachers, students, community members – will gather, connect, inspire, educate, and equip our community to live more sustainable now. Green School Bali Green School Bali events@greenschool.org

For the 4th year, Green School will conduct its annual eco-festival: “Sustainable Solutions” where solutions providers from different backgrounds – NGOs, social businesses, startups, teachers, students, community members – will gather, connect, inspire, educate, and equip our community to live more sustainably now.

This year’s edition is particularly exciting. Rolling over one week,

WORKSHOPS, TALKS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, PHYSICAL AND ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES, DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS, VENDORS SHOWCASES, and much more…

will balance the 4 elements of sustainability along with

Green School’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration.

WHY VISIT?

EVENT’S SCHEDULE

(please come check the schedule regularly as it will be updated every day)

ON GOING ACTIVITIES

Kids-lounge: Origami Workshop with Ibu Sakura

Organization showcase

Art installation’s making

1:30 - 2:00

TALK – Sustainable/organic agricultural value chains: bringing the Rikolto model to Bali for rice, coffee, and cacao

by Dominique Vanderhaeghen from Rikolto Indonesia

Biography and Talk Description

 

1:30 - 2:00

TALK – Creating circular economy products for sustainable future

by Evoware

Biography and Talk Description

1:30 - 2:00

TALK – N I S K A L A – Preserving Nature Through Culture and Tradition

by Abid Kamalsyah and Wisakananda Pradipta from Niskala

Biography and Talk Description

1:30 - 2:00

WORKSHOP

You can choose to attend one of these activities :

Green Camp Activity – Coconut creation

Student Village Activity -Making your natural body cream

 

 

2:00 - 2:30

TALK – Fair trade – Sustainable spices and herbs productions

by Asri Saraswati Iskandar from Agradaya

Biography and Talk Description

2:30 - 3:00

TALK -Zero carbon footprint project

by BioBus Team

Biography and Talk Description

2:30 - 3:00

TALK – Sustainable Fashion Products

by Novieta Tourisia from Cinta Bumi Artisans

Biography and Talk Description

2:30 - 3:00

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – Dance with Secret SunSet

3:15 - 4:00

Green School Experience

This is your chance to get to know and experience Green School, please choose and pre-book one of these tours as soon as you arrive.

Bamboo Bike Tour – min. age 12 years old and max. 8 people/ tour. Fee 200k/tour

Innovation Hub – Precious Plastic upcycling workshop. Fee 25k for students with ID Card and 50k for adults

Green School Tour – max.30 people/tour. Fee 75k for students with ID Card and 150k for adults

BioBus Soap making  – max. 20 people/tour. Fee 50k for students outside Green School and 75k for adults

3:15 - 4:00

WORKSHOP – Speed Networking

by HUBUD

3:15 - 4:00

PANEL DISCUSSION -Social Enterprises: financial challenge – From dream to reality.

Moderator: Maarten Witte

Panelists:

Ahmadi Abbas from Lontara Foundation

Dominique Vanderhaeghen from Rikolto 

Melati Wijsen from ByeBye Plastic Bag

Thierry Sanders 

 

4:15 - 5:30

ON GOING ACTIVITIES

Kids-lounge

Organization showcase

Art installation’s making

1:30 - 2:00

TALK – How does your individual nature and worldview inform your experiences with and in the natural world?

by Mary Breunig

Biography and Talk Description

1:30 - 2:00

TALK – Inspiring Ocean Conservation Through Games for Change

by Leilani Gallardo from Coral Triangle Center

Biography and Talk Description.

1:30 - 2:00

TALK – What if YOUTH led the way

by Melati and Isabel Wisjen from Bye Bye Plastic Bags

Biography and Talk Description 

1:30 - 2:00

WORKSHOP

You can choose to attend one of these activities :

Green Camp Activity – Bamboo paper making

Student Village Activity – Make your own natural shampoo

2:00 - 2:30

WORKSHOP – Music: Earth songs

by Dan Kohane

2:00 - 2:30

TALK – Sustainable Energy for Society

by Rizky Ambardi from Sustainable Energy Movement

Biography and Talk Description

2:30 - 3:00

TALK – Green Farming Organizer

by Diah Damayanti from Green Farming Organization

Biography and Talk Description

2:30 - 3:00

TALK – Saving Rain Forests with a Stethoscope

by Etty Rahmawati from Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI)

Biography and Talk Description 

2:30 - 3:00

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – Yoga all level

by Pak Budi

Bring your Yoga Mat

3:15 - 4:00

WORKSHOP – Speed Networking

by HUBUD

3:15 - 4:00

WORKSHOP – “The Council of All Beings”

by Penelope Baquero

Workshop and Biography Description.

3:15 - 4:00

Green School Experience

This is your chance to get to know and experience Green School, please choose and pre-book one of these tours as soon as you arrive.

Bamboo Bike Tour – min. age 12 years old and max. 8 people/ tour. 200k/tour

Innovation Hub – Bamboo workshop. Fee 25k for students with ID Card and 50k for adults

Green School Tour – max.30 people/tour. Fee 75k for students with ID Card and 150k for adults

KemBali upcycling workshop – max. 20 people/tour.  Fee 25k for students with ID Card and 50k for adults

 

3:15 - 4:00

FILM SCREENING – Peace Agency Screening

by Sue Useem & Lian Gogali

Followed by:

Q&A with director and producer

 

4:15 - 6:00

ON GOING ACTIVITIES

Kids-lounge

Organization showcase

Art installation’s making

Flip Flop Mozaic by Liina Klauss

 

1:30 - 4:00

TALK – Our grassroots climate change mitigation effort.

by Tim and Ben Fijal from TRI

Biography and Talk Description

1:30 - 2:00

TALK – Recognizing Sustainability: Beyond certification towards personal responsibility

by Gove DePuy from MySundaya

Biography and Talk Description 

1:30 - 2:00

TALK – How to Contribute in Preserving Balinese Language Through Technology

by Ni Nyoman Ayu Suarmandalika from BASAbali wiki

Biography and Talk Description.

1:30 - 2:00

WORKSHOP

You can choose to attend one of these activities :

KulKul Connection – Canang making (Balinese offering)

Green Camp Activity – Natural dye making

Student Village Activity -Make your own cleaning product

KulKul Farm – Build a Bamboo Gridshell Structure by BambooU & The Kul Kul Farm

 

2:00 - 2:30

TALK – Communicating Sustainability

by Irma Sitompul from For Good

Talk and Biography Description.

2:30 - 3:00

TALK – Environmental awareness and recycle art

by Ahmadi Abbas from Lontara Foundation

Biography and Talk Description

2:30 - 3:00

TALK – Educating and Empowering for Sustainable Futures

by Redempta Boto and Lauren Bruggemans from Sumba Hospitality Foundation

Biography and Talk Description.

Lauren Bruggemans

Redempta Boto

2:30 - 3:00

PANEL DISCUSSION – Daily Sustainability – lost in translation – Life design for a more sustainable life

Facilitator: Chris

Panelists:

Natalia Lobo-Guerrero

Orin Hardy is the Founder of Kul Kul Farm

Matt Leguett is Sustainability Expert

LauraWainwright from Sumba Hospitality

Bandana Tewari from Vogue India

Simon Jongenotter from New earth cooking

Zachary Reznichek is a Mindfulness teacher and certifies .b teacher

3:15 - 4:30

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – Yoga with Secret SunSet

3:15 - 4:00

SOCIETY GATHERING – Ramah Tamah Activity

by KulKul Connection

Activity Description.

4:30 - 6:30

BLOOD DONATION

Blood Donation Will Cost You Nothing But It Will Save A Life! Let’s join us on the fourth day of Sustainable Solutions. Donor your blood and be a hero for someone.

Venue: Upstairs E-Hub (beside the gym)

Time: 1PM – 4PM

1:00 - 4.00

ON GOING ACTIVITIES

Wellness Centre

Kids-lounge

Organization showcase

Art installation’s making

1:30 - 2:00

TALK – Using positive psychology to create a eco-system of wellbeing

by Andrea Downie from Project Thrive Australia

Biography and Talk Description

1:30 - 2:00

TALK – Living My Colors, Art Therapy To help Overcome Trauma

by Natalia Lobo-Guerrero

Biography and Talk Description 

1:30 - 2:00

TALK – Food Forest: The Ideal Human Habitat

by Simon Jongenotter from New Earth Cooking

Biography and Talk Description.

1:30 - 2:00

WORKSHOP

You can choose to attend one of these activities :

Green Camp Activity – Chocolate making

Student Village Activity -Make beeswax wrap instead of using plastic wrap

ARTcycleBALI, upcycling tires

BioBus – Distillation of food waste to ethanol

KulKul Farm – Raising Bugs for Chickens & Compost

 

2:00 - 2:30

WORKSHOP – Storytelling

by Ibu Audrey

2:00 - 2:30

WORKSHOP – Posture check

by Dr Carli

2:00 - 2:30

TALK – Bio hack yourself: how to crack the codes of self-healing

by Maia Balam

Biography and Talk Description

2:30 - 3:00

TALK – What holistic medicine means to me

by Tjok Gde Kerthyasa

Biography and Talk Description

2:30 - 3:00

TALK – Blossoming of Sudaji

by Ketut Susana ZanZan from Omunity

Biography and Talk Description

2:30 - 3:00

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – Insanity on the field

3:15 - 4:00

Green School Experience

This is your chance to get to know and experience Green School, please choose and pre-book one of these tours as soon as you arrive.

Bamboo Bike Tour – min. age 12 years old and max. 8 people/tour. Fee 200k/tour

Innovation Hub – Earth plastering workshop. Fee 25k for students with ID Card and 50k for adults

Green School Tour – max.30 people/tour. Fee 75k for students with ID Card and 150k for adults

 

3:15 - 4:00

TALK – John Hardy co-founder of Green School – Green School 10 years later…

Biography and Talk Description

John Hardy’s Ted Talk July 2010

3:15 - 4:00

FILM SCREENING – Quest for meaning

by Marc de la Ménardière & Cameraman Nathanael Coste

Followed by:

Q&A with director and producer

 

 

 

4:30 - 6:30

ON GOING ACTIVITIES

Kids-lounge

Organization showcase

Art installation’s making

Sustainable Solutions closing day along with Green School 10 Year Anniversary

8:00 - 21:00

WORKSHOP – Community trash walk

We invite everyone to one hour walk around the beautiful Sibang Kaja neighborhood. Come take part of a sustainable combination of discovery and clean-up, physical exercise and trash pick up; acting together and being together. This community activity will start our final sustainable solutions day.

08.00 - 09.00

WORKSHOP – Sorting / cleaning / creating (art)

09.00 - 10.00

GAME – Chef’s battle

Almost time to eat… and get inspired by watching famous chefs cook. Join our Chefs’ battle – 3 chefs will compete, using local and sustainable ingredients from our farmers market’s vendors. Unbearable suspense guaranteed and great recipe’s sharing from our 3 competing chefs: Alejandro Montano from La Pachamama restaurant in Ubud (winner of last year’s battle… will he keep his status this year?) – Ibu Kadek Lastrini: longtime chef’s at Green School, local produce and spices’ master and Simon Jongenotter founder of New Earth Cooking movement at Bali Silent Retreat

10.30 - 12.00

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – Amazing race

Welcome to Amazing Race. Your mission, if you and your team choose to accept it, is to get in contact with 3 Green School Social Entreprises: Kul Kul Connection, BioBus, and Kembali. Once contact has been made, they will give you challenges and activities to meet. Hidden clues will have to be found. If you solve the 3 missions faster and better than the other teams,  you will be the winner. As this message is durable it won’t have to self-destroy in 15 seconds.

12.00 - 2.00

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – Whole school meditation

by Zachary Reznichek, ".b certified teacher"

2:00 - 2:30

Final Celebration

10 year anniversary assembly

Community Picnic

Farmers Market

Live Music

Performances

etc

2.30 - 9.00

DO NOT MISS THE PERFORMANCE FROM ONE OF GREEN SCHOOL ALUMNI

Achyuth Jaigopal is a guitar player since he was 10 and Green School’s graduated class of 2014. Ashwin Gopakumar is a part of the independent music scene in India for the past 8 years.

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OUR SPEAKERS AND ARTISTS

Biography

Andrea is the cofounding/director of Project Thrive and teaches at The University of Melbourne in the Centre for Positive Psychology. Andrea has diverse experience, particularly in the field of education, as a primary classroom teacher, school leader of Wellbeing, Learning Enhancement, Technology, Gifted Education and a Deputy Principal. She has a strong passion for the wellbeing and optimal functioning of individuals and groups and presents regularly on personalising learning, metacognition, well-being science, neuroscience and the application of positive psychology in education. Andrea has also been a Trade Marketing Manager working Nationally within one of the world’s largest and most successful privately owned companies, Mars, where she was first introduced to the Positive Psychology scientific study of strengths. She has a Bachelor Degree majoring in Psychology, a Postgraduate Bachelor of Education, Certificate of Gifted Education and a Master of Applied Positive Psychology (First Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne.

 

Talk Summary

Using Positive Psychology to Create Eco-Systems of Well-being

Despite more promotion of well-being and prevention of mental illness than ever before, in many countries around the world the mental health crisis continues to rise. The World Health Organisations predicts that by 2030 depression will be the most prevalent disease globally. We are complex beings apart of increasingly complex systems and the environment that our young people reside in must be considered. This session will share the latest well-being science from the field of positive psychology and discuss the rise of its application in education and other fields globally.

Biography

Mary Breunig Ph.D. has been involved in outdoor and experiential education with a focus on social and environmental justice for 20 + years. She is a white settler living on the traditional beaver hunting grounds of the shared territory of the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee and other nations in Canada. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and Graduate Program Director of the Social Justice and Equity Studies program, Brock University, Canada. Mary is past-president of the Association for Experiential Education, a research consultant, and National Outdoor Leadership School instructor. Mary has led over 200 wilderness trips, working with students to develop technical outdoor skills and cultivating community. Mary’s classroom and wilderness-based teaching are focused on encouraging students to consider the role they play as agents of social and environmental change in the world. She is both an outdoor enthusiast and urban flaneur.

 

Talk Summary

How does your individual nature and worldview inform your experiences with and in the natural world?

This interactive workshop will provide you with experiences and theory to help you consider the ways in which your worldview informs your experiences with and in the natural world. Consideration of the role of society in shaping (y)our worldviews will provide insights into (y)our interactions with the natural world. We will explore both human and non-human aspects of nature-based experiences, contemplating the Anthropocene and its impact on the natural environment. We will look into nature’s capacity to promote mental and physical well-being, health, and “healing.” Together we will examine how to engage in nature-based reciprocity, exploring the question: “When spending time in the natural environment, how can we exercise an ethic of awareness and care for our impacts as humans?”

Biography

Tim Fijal is the Founder/Director of Kul Kul Connection, Green School’s community integration project. With his son Ben, he is also the Co-Founder of TRI Upcycle, a social enterprise that aims to raise awareness about deforestation in Indonesia while garnering support for indigenous forest protectors.

Talk Summary

Our grassroots climate change mitigation effort.

Tim and Ben Fijal share their experience as a father-son team with starting a social enterprise as a response to what they witnessed during a school trip to Central Kalimantan in 2016. Moved by their encounters with orangutans, indigenous Dayak forest protectors, and decimated peatland forests, they decided to take action by becoming handkerchief salespeople. In this presentation, they share their lessons learned after almost two years of effort.

Biography

Asri and Dhika is a couple who run a social enterprise named agradaya, with their engineering background both of them have been work in agriculture especially local herbs and spice in Yogyakarta for almost 4 years with more than 150 smallholder spices farmers around their location.
They believe in sustainable farming, living and fair trade would give more benefit to people, environment and future. Asri works on her formulation behind Agra spices product while dhika developing their business and encourage more farmer to turn back to their local wisdom or natural farming permaculture and appropriate technology to the groups of farmers. Centralize solar dryer house has been installed in the village where farmers lives. It has been used until now and giving more added value and benefit for their spices farmers. Through applying sustainable farming, Agradaya and their farmers produce high quality , organic spices and herbs.

 

Talk Summary

Fairtrade – Sustainable spices and herbs productions

Agradaya works with more than 157 smallholder farmer. They produce high quality and organic spices and herbs. Fairtrade, natural farming, and appropriate technology have been developed to their process. In reality, there were many bottlenecks that have been solved. smallholder farmers mostly disconnected to markets, post-production facility. poverty is also a huge problem at farmers daily life. Agradaya works with the farmer to create and share more benefit.

Biography

My name is Rizky Ambardi, hence people usually call me Kimbar. My life values are Authentic, Purposeful, and Visionary. My ultimate goal is to contribute to Indonesia through my Venture Capital that focuses on Social Business related to Sustainability area (Energy & Environment) and become a Philanthropist by 2045. My strengths are that I am a solution oriented, analytical thinker, Innovative, and optimistic person. I graduated from Chemical Engineering ITB and here I found my interest in energy sector. During my college life I participated in an NGO called AIESEC. I was the President of AIESEC Bandung 1617, during my time here I had privilege to manage organization with around 200 member and 291 customer. In AIESEC I learn a lot about leadership, management, human resource, and organizational development. I’m also selected as participant of ASES Summit 2016 in Stanford University. In ASES Summit I learn about Design Thinking and creating an entrepreneurship project pitch with the team. Currently I’m running a project/startup that called Sustainable Energy Movement. Sustainable Energy Movement focuses on education, implement technology (Solar PV), and economic empowerment for those in needs. Our first project is implementing Mobile Hybrid Power Source (Mobile Power Plant) in Pesantren Al-Umanaa, Sukabumi. Before implementing the technology, we educate the teachers & students in the school about renewable energy & energy efficiency. After that we also train them on how to monitor the technology. We got the grant to implement this project from Kemenristekdikti around 17,500 USD. I was also a selected delegate for MIT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. Where I learned about disciplined entrepreneurship approach. During the bootcamp we were trained by MIT Sloan lectures & alumni.

Talk Summary

Sustainable Energy for Society

In general the flow of the presentation will be divided into three block which is: 1. Why I started this, 2. How was the implementation, 3. Key learning from the implementation. In why section I’ll tell about our pain that 2519 villages or 293.532 household haven’t got electrification access. After that I’ll tell about how were our journey in creating sustainable energy movement. Where our first objective is just to educate the School in Sukabumi, yet we finally ended up provide them with Solar PV Technology (Mobile Hybrid Power Source). The last part I’ll tell them about our key learning when implement the project & when we had a survey (live in) in one of the village in Sukabumi that don’t have electricity access.

Diah Damayanti

Green Farming Organizer

Biography

Diah is a high school student from SMAN 1 Abiansemal. She is also a member of Kul-Kul Connection, a community integration program at Green School Bali that serves English and Environmental education. She has a huge spirit to do action and passionate about ecopreneurs. Together with other 6 Balinese youths, she initiates a social enterprise intended to help local farmers back to organic farming and facilitate the access to the market. She believes farmers play important role in creating a better life by producing a good and healthy food.

Talk Summary

Green Farming Organizer

Green Farming Organizer is a social enterprise driven by Balinese youths intended to help local farmers back to organic farming and facilitate the access to the market. The aims of this project are to protect the environment, in particular, to minimize soil degradation and to decrease water pollution caused by chemical fertilizer and pesticide ; To provide local organic rice ; to engage the customers to buy organic products/ rice in order to sustain the farmers financially ; to inspire young generations to see the opportunity in green farming as a promising job in the future. To make GFO works there are 5 steps to do, such as : (1) Reaching out Subak community, (2) Connecting farmers to green practitioners and hosting an intensive course about organic rice farming, (3) Monitoring the organic farming implemented by the farmers , (4) Creating farmers profile on social media, (5) Connecting farmers to the consumers/ markets.

Natalia Lobo-Guerrero

Biography

Natalia is an Art Therapist who was born and grew up in Bogota, Colombia. She completed her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts, at Universidad de los Andes and did an exchange program with Universidad de De Sao Paulo in Brazil. After her graduation she travelled a few months through India and realized that she wanted to work helping people out of extreme poverty. Upon her return home, she joined Fundación Granitos de Paz, which gives integral aid to a 10,000 people slum in Cartagena.

She then moved to New York to pursue her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and Creativity Development in Pratt Institute. During this two-year program she interned as an Art Therapist in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of the NYU Hospital, and in the Metropolitan Jewish Health Services providing Art Therapy to patients that were in hospice and palliative care programs.

While pursuing her degree, Natalia was awarded with The Margaret Mac Namara Memorial Fund, a grant awarded to woman from developing countries that are working to improve the lives of women and children. With this grant, Natalia was able to complete her thesis Investigation that sought to find if Art Therapy could reduce Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms in woman that have been displaced by the war in Colombia.

After she graduated, Natalia moved to Vietnam where she opened her private practice and began to collaborate with The Pacific Links Foundation, which provides shelter and education to girls that have been victims of human trafficking. At Pacific Links Natalia was able to replicate the pilot program to reduce PTSD symptoms and allow clients to process their trauma through picture making and storytelling.

 

Talk Summary

Living My Colors, Art Therapy To help Overcome Trauma

Living My Colors is the Art Therapy Program of The Pacific Links Foundation. A Non-Governmental Organization that helps Vietnamese Human Trafficking Survivors. This organization provides shelter, education and works in pro of awareness and prevention of Human Trafficking in the Vietnamese borders of China and Cambodia.

This presentation is the compilation of the Journey that was embarked by Human Trafficking Survivors in Vietnam in an attempt to heal their emotional wounds and overcome trauma in a non-threatening way.

Through guided storytelling and Art Therapy program that took place over a two-year period, the girls that live in the Pacific Links shelter home in Lao Cai (Northern Province of Vietnam, that Borders with China) were able to process their traumatic experiences and decrease their Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms.

Biography

Dominique Vanderhaeghen is a Belgian-Flemish official at the foreign trade department, who has been seconded since September 2016 to development cooperation as Regional Director of the international NGO `Rikolto in Indonesia` (formerly known as VECO, Vredeseilanden). This iNGO based in Denpasar and with it`s international office in Leuven, Belgium, has a long tradition in Indonesia of empowering and supporting farmer organizations in inclusive and sustainable agriculture and business, with among others projects in cacao, rice, coffee and cinnamon in locations such as Flores, Central Java, South- and West Sulawesi and Jambi. From 2007 to 2011, Dominique has been assigned to the Embassy of Belgium in Jakarta, bringing his total work- and living experience in Indonesia to almost six years. Given his interest for eco-sustainability, he had the experience to run his own import-distribution business in certified organic food for 8 years. Dominique holds degrees in Japanology, business economics and conflict & development from universities in Belgium and Japan and loves playing the piano, speaking different languages and eating and drinking delicious food, wine, and beer, by preference organic. Dominique is married to Valerie Boone, a fellow Japanologist – fashion-designer and has three children, Zoë studying arts in Belgium, and Babette and Remi, both high school students at Green School Bali.

 

Talk Summary

Sustainable/organic agricultural value chains: bringing the Rikolto model to Bali for rice, coffee, and cacao.

Rikolto in Indonesia has been implementing successfully different programmes in empowering farmer organizations in sustainable agricultural value chains around the archipelago. This presentation will briefly give an overview of the work of Rikolto and open the floor for discussion and idea-gathering on bringing the expertise of Rikolto to Bali and starting up projects in rice, coffee and cacao. Possibly these projects could be connected to the Green School curriculum and to the catering at the school as well.

Biography

ZANZAN is a dynamic Sudaji community leader, public speaker, owner of OmUnity Bali, and champion for lifting his village and people up. He is passionate and beams with ambition and creativity. In 2009, his inspiration for building OmUnity came from his experiences with influential sustainable tourism mentors, locally and globally, as well as deep self-introspection and revelation.

With over 21 years of hotel and tourism experience with global giants Hilton and Ritz_Carlton, ZANZAN brought his experience to world-class Bali owned Arma Museum Resort.

His vision and commitment to his community is his life’s work. Building OmUnity Bali is the creation from concept to reality. By having OmUnity serve as a center of cross-cultural awareness, ZANZAN endeavors to create an exchange of ideas of life that will ultimately help uplift and empower the community of Sudaji. By creating jobs and services with his business he provides his fellow villagers with income and opportunity.

During a 33-day meditation in the highest temple on the mountain, the realization of his life calling came into focus: focus on the children, youth, and community of Sudaji. Today, Sudaji is a part of the Ministry Tourism of Indonesia. Focus group discussions are being conducted to reward Sudaji with Sustainable Tourism of Observatory. This puts Sudaji on the Balinese map as a place to experience, to visit and stay.

Today, additional properties are being acquired in neighboring villages to replicate their success at OmUnity. ZANZAN’s desire is to create additional sustainable properties so neighboring communities can blossom.

ZANZAN has been a featured speaker for the Global Healing Conference 2004-2006 in Bali and Consciousness and Healing Conference 2005 USA. Conference Leader 11th International Association Study Common Property (IASCP) in Bali, June 2006, 63 countries from all over the world.

Talk Summary

Blossoming of Sudaji

The most important thing about implementing a heart-centered business philosophy is its lead by a spirit to strive and grow our local community. This is the key to sustainability. By respecting and appreciating the sources such as society, arts, culture and nature we solve all the problems together with our community. Working together creates the best solution. Engaging and involving community is the key to success.

Peter Mayer’s song, “Holy Now,” expresses the faith you will find here—a conviction that what is sacred cannot be contained by walls or words.
We have thought about you, wondered about you, imagined you, as we have created this place out of time, this unique spiritual community.
We are a community of thousands of people from around the world, with a variety of life situations and circumstances.  We come here because we value companionship on our journey which is non-judgmental, curious, respectful,  engaged.
We come here speaking and seeking many languages of meaning—Christian and atheist, Buddhist and Jewish, Muslim and Hindu and agnostic.  We are spiritual but not religious.  We come here as faithful members of religious congregations, and people who only cross those thresholds for wedding and funerals.
We come here with diverse identities—from many cultures, genders, races, sexual orientations, nationalities, faith perspectives, political parties, ages and abilities.
We come here with shared values—values of love, acceptance, diversity, justice, spiritual growth, the worth and dignity of all.  We come to experience our interdependence, to touch strength together that we cannot find alone.
Whoever you are, whatever your story, we bid you welcome.  We hope that this online spiritual community will be a home for you in the tough moments of your life, times when you want to celebrate life’s blessings, and when it’s just another Tuesday afternoon crawling by. Welcome.

Irma Sitompul

For Good

Biography

​​Irma is a communications specialist with expertise in advertising, branding, marketing, and project management. She earned her Bachelor of Communications degree from University of Indonesia and Masters of Environment from the Australian National University. Irma’s professional work has ranged from corporate communications to environmentally focused initiatives, where she was the Head of Communications at Green School, Bali.

Combining her​​ background in communications and environmental science, Irma co-founded For Good, a communications consultancy for social impact. She has been able to create effective and impactful strategies to affect behavioural change for several grassroots organizations based mostly in Bali.

Talk Summary

Coming Soon.

Biography

Maia is a Mexican Multidisciplinary Artist, Indigenous Eco-Activist, Photographer, Singer/songwriter & International DJ, Author of Traveliving (The sustainable guide for nomadic activism in Latin Amerikua), Bio Hacker Coach (in 2017 she found the codes to heal herself from a very invasive Lyme disease case in just one year through the study of hundreths of cases and medical papers, testing dozens of protocols and theraphies, finding the precise natural bactericides, hunting for the best supplements, superfoods, hope, resilience and a very strict diet), She recently moved in to Bali and is ready to pass on this self-healing codes to anyone who needs to defeat intense bacterias, viruses or learn how to control and master autoimmune diseases. http://krizalida.wixsite.com/cacaogodess

 

Talk Summary

Bio Hack Yourself: How to crack the codes of self-healing

BIO HACK YOURSELF. How to reclaim the birth right of a healthy body-mind-spirit . We live in a toxic civilization that needs to be restructured, reprogramed recycled and recreated, but in the mean time we create the propper legislations to protect our environment and stop producing toxic food and toxic waste we need to identify the agents, foods and habits that are creating toxicity in our body. Then once you find those agents its time to detox, change your diet, quit sugar, find the supplements that your body is missing, find natural bactericides if you suffer from parasites, viruses and bacterias, find ways to reduce inflamation, have a propper intake of Omegas and green proteins, exercise, etc. In this presentation you will learn how to Bio Hack your system and become the healthiest person you have ever been.

Penelope Baquero

The Council of all Beings

Biography

Penelope Baquero is a Colombian artist and educator who has dedicated 20 plus years to learning about her own connections with nature and translating them into learning experiences for all ages using visual art, theatre, dance, story and ritual. She currently writes plays and teaches primary Performing Arts in Green School, Bali.

Workshop Summary

The Council of All Beings

The Council of All Beings is a storytelling, theatre workshop where we will reconnect with non human creatures to weave the narrative of the interconnectedness of the Web of Life and our role as its stewards. It is open for all people ages 7 and up

Peace Agency

Biography

Lian Gogali is a peace activist and author from Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. She is the founder of Institute Mosintuwu, which she established in 2011 after being inspired by the stories of various women who remained committed to acts of peace amid the conflict and inter-religious violence in her home community of Poso. For her work she received the Coexist Prize from the Coexist Foundation in 2012, became an Ashoka Fellow, and was awarded Indonesian Women of Change from the US Embassy in 2015. Lian has also published The Poso Conflict: Voices of Women and Children Towards Reconciliation and Remembrance (2009).. Gogali has also published The Poso Conflict: Voices of Women and Children Towards Reconciliation and Remembrance (2009). She lives in Poso with her daughter Sophie in a bamboo house.

Biography

Kul Kul Connection is a group of Green School stakeholders that is intent on developing & maintaining sustainable connections with the residents of Sibang Kaja. We seek to promote unity between the international community which Green School serves and the local community in which it exists. We plan to achieve this by promoting multilingualism, cross-cultural understanding, and by encouraging regular play between locals and expatriates. Supporting Kul Kul Connection’s initiatives will reinforce the integrity of Green School’s vision of a sustainable future.

 

Activity Summary

Ayung River Experience

A beautiful society sustainable experience: local and international communities get together in story telling and hands-on learning experiences. 4 stations managed by Kul Kul Connection’s teachers and students. At each station, audience members will hear piece by piece the legend of the Ayung River story as well as get involved in an interactive activity related to the story.

Marc de la Ménardière & Nathanaël Coste

Documentary Sumary

« A Quest for Meaning » is first and foremost the story of two childhood friends who meet again after 10 years… Marc exports bottled water from New York whereas Nathanaël works in water collective management… After the 2008 economic crisis and a documentary therapy, Marc realizes that he is also a part of the problem…

To understand where the system’s predatory logic comes from and seek food for thought and solutions, they will go and meet those who are building the world of tomorrow. This adventure will cast doubt on all their founding principles and beliefs as well as ours.

Biography

Ahmadi Abbas started Lontara Foundation in Luwu, South Sulawesi based on his passions for education, environmental conservation, and recycle arts. Graduated from IAIN Palopo, majoring in English, he now provides English classes for the community through the Lontara Foundation while at the same time raise their awareness about the environmental problems and the art of recycling.

Talk Summary

Environmental awareness and recycle art

His presentation will be talking about environmental awareness and recycled art. The main problem of Indonesia now is trash and Indonesia is the second biggest trash producer in the world. He believes that the solution of this problem is recycling and raising awareness through campaigning to every school and the children.

Biography

Leilani is a communications and project coordination specialist with nine years experience leading outreach, capacity building, and network development for regional development projects focused on critical environmental issues such as marine resource conservation, sustainable fisheries, climate change adaptation, clean water access, air quality and solid waste management. She is focused on developing effective methods to communicate environmental conservation across a cross section of audiences. Prior to working in the development sector, she was a journalist for five years in the Philippines and the United States.

Talk Summary

Inspiring Ocean Conservation Through Games for Change

Issues confronting our oceans and marine resources are complex and therefore require creative ways to address it. One way is through gamification. CTC has developed several “Games for Change” as a way to spread awareness and inspire people to learn about the ocean and protect those that depend on it.

Biography

Combining her background in community-based ecotourism and marketing communications with her love of arts and culture, Novieta founded Cinta Bumi Artisans with a big bundle of passion and purpose: to sustain culture, traditions and deep-rooted art of Indonesian indigenous communities by developing collaboration with local communities, encouraging ecological consciousness, and sharing the love of art to others through artisanal craftsmanship and sustainable innovation.

She works with barkcloth artisans in four villages in the Bada Valley (Poso, Central Sulawesi), and ikat weavers from East Sumba among other collaborative partnerships, to reintroduce some of the almost-forgotten cultural heritage by designing and creating change-making wearable arts that have positive influence in cultural preservation, environmental sustainability, and solidarity economy.

Talk Summary

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Made Muliana Bayak

Biography

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Talk Summary

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Biography

Simon Jongenotter is on a mission to redefine the modern duty of a chef, which is to translate Mother Nature’s gifts into palatable and nourishing foods for humans. The last 5 years of his quest have been spent in Bali, where this led him to develop food forests, restaurant menus, and full cycle food chains in harmony with our planet.

New Earth Cooking is not a diet, doctrine, or a new way of life. Instead, it’s about actively engaging with an age-old question: what would it take for humanity to thrive on this planet? Or more precisely, what can I do today, as an individual, to contribute to the evolution human consciousness?

Our species is now facing a choice, evolve or die, as at current rates it’s destroying the very systems that its health and well-being depend on. With a mixed background as a professional chef, qualified energy healing practitioner, and a big love for Mother Earth, Simon aims to empower the community through food. Increasing numbers of aware and empowered individuals are going to be the critical change makers, not single politicians or self-proclaimed gurus, according to an optimistic but realistic Simon Jongenotter.

 

Talk Summary

Food Forest: The Ideal Human Habitat

Humanity is at the end of 10.000 years of agriculture as this unsustainable system of food production is now drawing to a close. The big question remains, what’s next for humanity if we are to thrive on this planet? Explore the opportunities through the New Earth 5 Philosophy and find out what you can do today.

Biography

Melati is a 17-year old Indonesian/Dutch activist, born and raised on the island of Bali. She is currently in her last year of High School at Green School Bali. She is a member of the World’s Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council. Melati is passionate about the environment, humanity, youth empowerment.

Isabel is a 15-year old Indonesian/Dutch activist, born and raised on the island of Bali. She is currently a High School student at Green School Bali. Isabel’s heart lies in dance and performance. She is a strong believer in speaking up for what is right.

Talk Summary

What if YOUTH led the way

For the last five years, BBPB has been one of the biggest youth led organizations in Indonesia. Starting with no business plan (or no plan at all!), the movement of youth has been recognized by FORBES as top ten most inspiring women in the country, recognized by TED, UN, and most recently rewarded as Young Hero’s of Indonesia 2018. Hear the stories and the experiences of young leaders on the front lines of change. 9 year old all the way up to university students addressing politicians, corporations and industry to demand real and effective change. What if YOUTH led the way? What would the world we live in look like? Come and listen!

Biography

Gove DePuy is an Sustainability Professional with a background in environmental landscape design, certification and Indonesian Studies. He has been living in Bali since 2004 when he began managing the Waste Water Gardens Program at Yayasan IDEP. Since then he has been involved in various projects around Southeast Asia with a focus on Appropriate Technology and Sustainable Tourism. He is currently developing a Resilient Lifestyles company.

Talk Summary

Recognizing Sustainability: Beyond certification towards personal responsibility

The rapid development of the sustainability field coupled with recent popularity of using sustainability terms in marketing makes it rather confusing to understand actual benefits of different methods, practices, companies and products. What can we actually do about all this? This talk will give some framework for the conversation and suggest a few simple tips for “recognizing sustainability”.

BioBus Team

Zero Carbon Footprint Project

Biography

 

In January of 2015, the graduating class of the Green School conceived the idea of a “Bio Bus” as a part of their legacy service project. The idea was pitched as a biofueled “magic bus” that would help green the community’s transportation service and that would eventually expand to serve other parts of the island as well. Over the course of six months, the senior students worked endlessly to figure out how to develop a biodiesel school bus. And, with the help of their math teacher, they successfully problem solved their way to the launch of the Bio Bus pilot program in June of 2015.  The program has since been passed on to a team of students that have further developed it into a social enterprise. Currently, the Bio Bus operates the only buses in Indonesia that run on 100% Biodiesel. Our 3 Bio Buses give thousands of rides each month and help spread awareness on the huge issues revolving around the use of used cooking oil in Indonesia. Recently, Bio Bus opened the first B(100) Pump Station in Indonesia. The Bio Bus Social Enterprise is excited to share their story with the whole world. Anyone out there who is ready or wishes to embark on a similar journey, please feel free to contact us. We would love to collaborate and help create a movement. Renewables are the way to go!

Talk Summary

Zero Carbon Footprint Project

In 2014 Green School middle school students conducted a carpooling survey and based on their recommendation Green School started up the Bio Bus Social Enterprise. In October 2017, Bio Bus conducted a follow up carpool survey, to measure progress, find new patterns and contribute to the school-wide sustainability audit. Among many interesting findings the survey showed that Green School collectively drives 4,000 kilometers a day. That is equivalent to driving: Perth to Sydney, or San Francisco to New York, or 4 times across Java, or Barcelona to Moscow. Furthermore 60% of commuting vehicles only contained 1-2 students. These numbers revealed that Green School still had vast room for improvement and jolted Bio Bus to take a new broader approach that would target the entire Green School community. Since then Bio Bus has centered action-based learning around developing a non punitive credit/mitigation system. The team, aptly titled “Carbon Zero”, has conceived of formulae that proposes a 3 kg CO2/day pollution benchmark per student. The concept is simple. Using our calculator you will get your score. If you are under the benchmark and you join the “Carbon Karma Club” over the benchmark you are offered a variety of CO2e mitigation options, including recycling at Kembali, bringing in used cooking oil, or donating carbon zeroing programs. The team is proud to release a version 1.0 of our online app at Sustainable Solutions this year. We need you to beta test our carbon calculator to provide us with valuable feedback so that we may implement as policy for the 2018/19 school year. During this presentation there will be full transparency on our process and concept design. Your attendance and participation with be a valuable part of finalizing the product!

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Ni Nyoman Ayu Suarmandalawati

BASAbali wiki

Biography

Ni Nyoman Ayu Suarmandalawati or better known as Ayu Mandala was born in Denpasar on 16 September 1980. For a Balinese, her career choice in audio-visual communication is a  quite a departure from what Balinese women tend to choose in general.
Her passion for audio-visual communication has seen her developing her skills and careers in for 17 years, starting with working for a radio station, then for television stations, cinema industry, until finally asked to contribute her abilities with her colleagues in Bali to  develop an international platform to introduce Balinese language that can be learned easily by the wider public. One of the media that is currently being developed is BASAbali wiki, a combination of multi-language dictionary, encyclopedia, and digital library.

Talk Summary

How to Contribute in Preserving Balinese Language Through Technology

As with endangered species, the goal with languages should not be to wait until there are only a few remaining survivors and then place them under protection (i.e. make recordings of the last speakers). Rather, we should take the more sustainable path of preserving the diverse natural habitats where minority languages are spoken. This means taking a cultural, political and even economic approach to saving languages, and starting as soon as possible. We are a collaboration of linguists, anthropologists, students, and laypeople, from within and outside of Bali, who are collaborating to keep Balinese strong and sustainable. We ask to participate and join in preserving Balinese language through technology.

Biography

Dempta was born and raised in Sumba; she is the Ketua Yayasan of The Sumba Hospitality Foundation and has been working with NGOs for over 20 years in a wide range of fields, focusing on problem areas such as human trafficking, social inclusion for people living with disabilities, sustainable development, women’s rights, and child protection.  She is actively involved in her local community and therefore has developed strong, positive relationships with government officials and has facilitated meetings that have contributed to the success of the foundation.    Additionally, Dempta fosters relationships with everyone she meets; she continually sets up socialisation meetings with local high schools and community leaders in order to promote understanding of the project and to enhance community involvement.

Talk Summary

Educating and Empowering for Sustainable Futures

We believe that sustainable tourism begins and ends with local communities and that tourism development can be a good thing but only if the local people are involved in the process and can benefit from it. By creating a vocational school for underprivileged Sumbanese youth, we are preparing the island to benefit from responsible tourism development. We have united local and foreign stakeholders into an independent coalition to support the local government by providing a sustainable tourism development plan for the whole of Sumba.

Peter Mayer’s song, “Holy Now,” expresses the faith you will find here—a conviction that what is sacred cannot be contained by walls or words.
We have thought about you, wondered about you, imagined you, as we have created this place out of time, this unique spiritual community.
We are a community of thousands of people from around the world, with a variety of life situations and circumstances.  We come here because we value companionship on our journey which is non-judgmental, curious, respectful,  engaged.
We come here speaking and seeking many languages of meaning—Christian and atheist, Buddhist and Jewish, Muslim and Hindu and agnostic.  We are spiritual but not religious.  We come here as faithful members of religious congregations, and people who only cross those thresholds for wedding and funerals.
We come here with diverse identities—from many cultures, genders, races, sexual orientations, nationalities, faith perspectives, political parties, ages and abilities.
We come here with shared values—values of love, acceptance, diversity, justice, spiritual growth, the worth and dignity of all.  We come to experience our interdependence, to touch strength together that we cannot find alone.
Whoever you are, whatever your story, we bid you welcome.  We hope that this online spiritual community will be a home for you in the tough moments of your life, times when you want to celebrate life’s blessings, and when it’s just another Tuesday afternoon crawling by. Welcome.

Biography

Lauren is The Executive Director of The Sumba Hospitality Foundation and has been working in Hospitality for the majority of her career.  Lauren’s love of Indonesia began when she was a child; she lived in Jakarta for 10 years, which enabled her to immerse herself within the culture and fall in love with the country.  The Sumba Hospitality Foundation provided her with the unique opportunity of returning to Indonesia whilst continuing her passion of hospitality, but this time to take on a brand new role.  Being the Director of the foundation, allows Lauren to utilise her wealth of hospitality knowledge in such an impactful way; she not only leads and guides the staff, but also the students, who are only just taking their first steps into the industry.

 

Talk Summary

Educating and Empowering for Sustainable Futures

We believe that sustainable tourism begins and ends with local communities and that tourism development can be a good thing but only if the local people are involved in the process and can benefit from it. By creating a vocational school for underprivileged Sumbanese youth, we are preparing the island to benefit from responsible tourism development. We have united local and foreign stakeholders into an independent coalition to support the local government by providing a sustainable tourism development plan for the whole of Sumba.

Peter Mayer’s song, “Holy Now,” expresses the faith you will find here—a conviction that what is sacred cannot be contained by walls or words.
We have thought about you, wondered about you, imagined you, as we have created this place out of time, this unique spiritual community.
We are a community of thousands of people from around the world, with a variety of life situations and circumstances.  We come here because we value companionship on our journey which is non-judgmental, curious, respectful,  engaged.
We come here speaking and seeking many languages of meaning—Christian and atheist, Buddhist and Jewish, Muslim and Hindu and agnostic.  We are spiritual but not religious.  We come here as faithful members of religious congregations, and people who only cross those thresholds for wedding and funerals.
We come here with diverse identities—from many cultures, genders, races, sexual orientations, nationalities, faith perspectives, political parties, ages and abilities.
We come here with shared values—values of love, acceptance, diversity, justice, spiritual growth, the worth and dignity of all.  We come to experience our interdependence, to touch strength together that we cannot find alone.
Whoever you are, whatever your story, we bid you welcome.  We hope that this online spiritual community will be a home for you in the tough moments of your life, times when you want to celebrate life’s blessings, and when it’s just another Tuesday afternoon crawling by. Welcome.

Abid Kamalsyah and Wisakananda Pradipta

NISKALA

Biography

Abid and Wisaka are the co-founder of Niskala. Abid is highly motivated young eco-preneur whom passionate about waste management education for multi-layer communities and Wisaka is a young Balinese who are worried about the post-ceremonial waste problem in Bali and he strongly feel that he has to do something to for this beautiful island to be as it used to be. Since they share same vision for preserving the nature of Bali through culture and tradition, then they create Niskala, a waste management service for ceremonies in Bali.

 

Talk Summary

N I S K A L A – Preserving Nature Through Culture and Tradition

Niskala is a social enterprise whose mission is to create zero waste ceremonies in Bali through proper waste management. The waste problem is often unrecognizable because as long as it’s unseen then nobody cares. Niskala is a Sanskrit word which literally translates as the unseen world. Just like the waste problem, it’s hidden away from our sight, but it actually has a really huge impact in our lives.

Culture and ceremonies are very central to Balinese life. They practice a life philosophy called Tri Hita Karana; the harmony among god, human, and nature. Niskala sees these needs and opportunities to implement zero waste ceremonies by providing opportunities for Balinese people to strengthen the practice of the philosophy and also to drive a behavioral change by way of sustainable, environmentally-friendly ceremonies. Niskala believes that ceremonies are a way to show gratitude to gods for the Mother Earth that we have lived in.

Peter Mayer’s song, “Holy Now,” expresses the faith you will find here—a conviction that what is sacred cannot be contained by walls or words.
We have thought about you, wondered about you, imagined you, as we have created this place out of time, this unique spiritual community.
We are a community of thousands of people from around the world, with a variety of life situations and circumstances.  We come here because we value companionship on our journey which is non-judgmental, curious, respectful,  engaged.
We come here speaking and seeking many languages of meaning—Christian and atheist, Buddhist and Jewish, Muslim and Hindu and agnostic.  We are spiritual but not religious.  We come here as faithful members of religious congregations, and people who only cross those thresholds for wedding and funerals.
We come here with diverse identities—from many cultures, genders, races, sexual orientations, nationalities, faith perspectives, political parties, ages and abilities.
We come here with shared values—values of love, acceptance, diversity, justice, spiritual growth, the worth and dignity of all.  We come to experience our interdependence, to touch strength together that we cannot find alone.
Whoever you are, whatever your story, we bid you welcome.  We hope that this online spiritual community will be a home for you in the tough moments of your life, times when you want to celebrate life’s blessings, and when it’s just another Tuesday afternoon crawling by. Welcome.

Biography

David is founder and head of sales and marketing of Evoware. Back to Indonesia after his study in Canada, he was surprised with how bad environmental condition in Jakarta was and moved to create something to address this issue. Now with Evoware, he aspires to give positive impact, not only for the environment but also the society. Outside Evoware, he is active in local entrepreneurial association and acts as the head of natural resource, energy mineral and environment chapter west jakarta, with this position he hopes to inspire and engage other businesses to be more sustainable.

 

Talk Summary

Creating Circular Economy Packaging Products for Sustainable Future

Coming Soon.

Biography

A practitioner of Homeopathic Medicine, Holistic Health Consultant, Deputy President of the Ikatan Homoeopath Indonesia (Indonesian Homeopathic Association), Director of Tirta Usada Holistic Health, Author, Co-founder of Tea Craft (Australia). My professional life is split between a private practice in Homeopathy and Natural Medicine in Ubud, teaching workshops on homeopathy in Jakarta and Bali, working on a new book, and developing natural medicine formulations in my laboratory. My family life is vibrant with my beautiful wife Marianna and amazing kids Adi, Mira, Mia, Illarion, and Ian. My community life keeps me busy and involved with the Desa Adat Ubud and Puri Ubud. My educational background is a Bachelor of Health Science (UNE) and Advanced Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine (ACNT). Prior to this I have studied hotel management and music. Practicing holistic medicine is my way of channeling my love for humanity, the environment, and finding sustainable ways for people to live in alignment with nature.

 

Talk Summary

What holistic medicine means to me

The word ‘holistic’ is used to describe such a wide variety of things today – so much so that it has become a catch-phrase and marketing tool to sell a wide variety of products and services. As one who practices ‘holistic medicine’, I will be exploring what this means to me and share the fundamental elements that I believe make up a truly holistic way of living and maintaining health. We will find out it is far more than just using natural medicines.

Peter Mayer’s song, “Holy Now,” expresses the faith you will find here—a conviction that what is sacred cannot be contained by walls or words.
We have thought about you, wondered about you, imagined you, as we have created this place out of time, this unique spiritual community.
We are a community of thousands of people from around the world, with a variety of life situations and circumstances.  We come here because we value companionship on our journey which is non-judgmental, curious, respectful,  engaged.
We come here speaking and seeking many languages of meaning—Christian and atheist, Buddhist and Jewish, Muslim and Hindu and agnostic.  We are spiritual but not religious.  We come here as faithful members of religious congregations, and people who only cross those thresholds for wedding and funerals.
We come here with diverse identities—from many cultures, genders, races, sexual orientations, nationalities, faith perspectives, political parties, ages and abilities.
We come here with shared values—values of love, acceptance, diversity, justice, spiritual growth, the worth and dignity of all.  We come to experience our interdependence, to touch strength together that we cannot find alone.
Whoever you are, whatever your story, we bid you welcome.  We hope that this online spiritual community will be a home for you in the tough moments of your life, times when you want to celebrate life’s blessings, and when it’s just another Tuesday afternoon crawling by. Welcome.

Biography

Etty Rahmawati grew up in a small town in East Java. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in English education at Universitas Negeri Malang, she moved to Bali and taught at English First (EF), a private language school. In 2009, she moved to rural West Kalimantan to become the Planetary Health Education Manager for Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI), a ground-breaking nonprofit linking medical care and rainforest conservation.

At ASRI, Etty designs syllabi, teaches classes, coordinates field trips, and develops relationships with local teachers for ASRI Kids and ASRI Teens, two afterschool programs focused on health and conservation education. Through classes for adults living around Gunung Palung National Park, she promotes ASRI’s incentives to protect the Park’s rainforest. Thanks in part to her efforts, the number of loggers illegally extracting timber from the Park has decreased by 89% over the past ten years. Etty works closely with Health In Harmony, ASRI’s partner nonprofit in the United States, to coordinate international visitors, both professionals and students, who are interested in ASRI as a model of Planetary Health in action.

In 2011, Etty received the Gold Prize for her poster, “Protecting Global Health and Conserving Orangutans with Goat Poop, Organic Farming, Reforestation, and Health Care,” presented in Washington, US, and she was honored as a 2014 Disney Conservation Hero. In July 2017, Etty joined the Building Bridges professional-exchange program in Arizona, US, where she worked with conservation agents in the US Forest Service, Kaibab National Forest, Desert Botanical Garden, and Northern Arizona University Forestry Department.

Etty enjoys pairing her background in education with the new knowledge she gains every day from her ASRI colleagues. In the coming year, she looks forward to collaborating with the regional government to integrate her environmental classes into the students’ regular school-day.

Talk Summary

Saving Rain Forests with a Stethoscope

Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) is a non-profit organization that links human health and environmental health. It is based in Sukadana, where poor health and grinding poverty push villagers to engage in illegal logging in Gunung Palung National Park (GPNP), home to 10% of the world’s remaining Bornean orangutans.

ASRI uses five approaches that combat deforestation on multiple fronts:

1. Deforestation Monitoring: It aims to gather information about activities that cause environmental destruction. To monitor deforestation, ASRI recruited Forest Guardians who update the conservation team about forest clearing activities in their neighborhoods. ASRI backs up these efforts using satellite images to measure forest loss in each village and throughout the park. ASRI also partners with GPNP rangers.

2. Health Care: ASRI provides high quality and affordable health care by giving discounts up to 70% to villages that stop doing illegal logging. And patients can pay non-cash, such as seedlings, manure, rice husk, handicrafts and labor, etc.

3. Alternative Livelihoods: ASRI trains and assists the community to make a living without clearing forests through organic farming, kitchen gardens, chainsaw buyback and goats for widows programs as many people who clear forests do so because they lack access to more sustainable jobs.

4. Education: ASRI operates education programs tailored to all ages. ASRI partners with primary schools to teach a three-month after-school environmental education curriculum, ASRI Kids. ASRI also educates teens and community living around GPNP about the connection of human health and environmental health.

5. Reforestation: ASRI’s Reforestation Program aims to raise communities’ awareness about the importance of the forest. The program also increases buy-in from communities, so they will participate in reforesting the degraded areas in the national park.

ASRI’s mission is working together to create healthy and prosperous communities while conserving high-value ecosystems.

Peter Mayer’s song, “Holy Now,” expresses the faith you will find here—a conviction that what is sacred cannot be contained by walls or words.
We have thought about you, wondered about you, imagined you, as we have created this place out of time, this unique spiritual community.
We are a community of thousands of people from around the world, with a variety of life situations and circumstances.  We come here because we value companionship on our journey which is non-judgmental, curious, respectful,  engaged.
We come here speaking and seeking many languages of meaning—Christian and atheist, Buddhist and Jewish, Muslim and Hindu and agnostic.  We are spiritual but not religious.  We come here as faithful members of religious congregations, and people who only cross those thresholds for wedding and funerals.
We come here with diverse identities—from many cultures, genders, races, sexual orientations, nationalities, faith perspectives, political parties, ages and abilities.
We come here with shared values—values of love, acceptance, diversity, justice, spiritual growth, the worth and dignity of all.  We come to experience our interdependence, to touch strength together that we cannot find alone.
Whoever you are, whatever your story, we bid you welcome.  We hope that this online spiritual community will be a home for you in the tough moments of your life, times when you want to celebrate life’s blessings, and when it’s just another Tuesday afternoon crawling by. Welcome.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – JOHN HARDY

Green School,10 years later…

Don’t miss John Hardy’s talk on Thursday, April 19th from 3:15 to 4:00

Co-founder of Green School, John will share his journey to create the ”Greenest School on Earth” (2012 award): from dream to reality, ups and downs, challenges and successes ; what does it mean to stick to one’s vision.

As Green School is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year, John Hardy will also tell us about his vision of Green School, of Bali and of the world’s environment in general for the 10 years to come.

SPONSORS

HOW TO GET THERE

Come sustainably!

Share a car, come by bicycle, or take the BioBus.

Sustainable Solutions offers transportation to and from the event from Monday, April 16th to Thursday, April 19th with BioBus, our Biodiesel ran school bus. First come first served.

WHERE: UBUD Monkey Forest parking lot and CANGGU Deus Ex Machina parking lot

WHEN:  departing at 12:30 pm sharp

RETURN: to both locations departing from Green School at 6:00 pm sharp

PRICE: Rp. 50.000,- each way (payment on the Bio Bus)

CONTACT PERSON: Anggit (085-250-511-933)

ADDRESS

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Green School Bali
Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja Abiansemal, Badung 80352 Bali – Indonesia

 sustainablesolutions@greenschool.org

Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get to the venue?

The map and Contact details are listed within the contact information.You will also receive a confirmation email with location map.

What about accommodation?

The cost of the hotel accommodation and travel is not included in the event fee. For corporate accommodation rate, please contact us directly.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There will be no minimum age to attend this event. We encourage all community – children, teenagers, adults – from different backgrounds to participate and learn together.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Let’s find Sustainable Solutions. We are happy to offer transportation to and from the event from Monday, April 16th to Thursday, April 19th with our Bio-Bus – our student- run social enterprise fuelled on used cooking oil. First come first served.

WHERE: UBUD Monkey Forest parking lot or CANGGU Deus Ex Machina parking lot

WHEN:  departing at 12:30 pm sharp

RETURN: to both locations departing from Green School at 6:00 pm sharp

PRICE: 50 000Rpi each way (payable on the Bio-Bus)

Otherwise, if you come by your own transportation, we encourage you to carpool with other participants. A parking lot for motorcycles and cars is available near Green School.

Green School is about 25 minutes from Ubud, 40 minutes from Canggu.

What payment types do you accept?

All payments are processed via PayPal. You may also pay at the time of the event. But please reserve your seat by contacting us directly.

Can I get a refund on my tickets?

All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is canceled by us, in which case we will always make a full refund.

What can I bring to the event?

Let’s find Sustainable Solutions. Green School is in the middle of the jungle and has a no-plastic bottle policy. Please bring your own water bottle. (There will be refill stations throughout the campus). Please also bring mosquito repellent, hat, and wear comfortable (preferably) closed shoes.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Any questions about the event, please contact us at sustainablesolutions@greenschool.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Let’s find Sustainable Solutions and avoid using too much paper… You don’t need to present a printed ticket. When you arrive, please have your Event Brite QR code ready to be scanned or simply give your name at the time of registration.

Do you provide childcare during the event?

We have organized a kids lounge for our little people to interact with sustainable fun activities throughout the day. However, please be aware that PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR CHILDREN AT ALL TIME.

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