Tim and Ben Fijal

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.