12 Sep
  • By Tim Fijal
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An expedition into the Sabangau Forest with Pak Idrus

After thirty minutes of speeding through reeds and labyrinthine backwaters adjacent to the Sabangau Forest on a canoe-like klotok, we glided onto a loamy riverbank where it met the mouth of an illegal logging canal.  Our boat driver and guide for the day was Pak Idrus, a good-humoured Dayak local working as a dam builder […]

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08 Jul
  • By Jana
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GIVING A DAM

In October 2015, the Borneo Nature Foundation came to Green School and screened a hastily produced documentary titled ‘The Heart of the Haze’. Through this film we learned about the catastrophic fires that were devastating the forests of Central Kalimantan and the two-decade long history of deforestation in the region. We were shocked by how […]

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10 Nov
  • By Tim Fijal
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Offsetting in Calgary

Every year, we return to my hometown of Calgary, Alberta to spend time with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. This year, Calgary was not only a destination for reconnecting with family and the beautiful Rocky Mountains, it was also the place where we would atone for our carbon sins related to all our air travel […]

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