17 Jun
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Arianna Valentini: What I Think About TRI Upcycle

10.8 million hectares have been deforested for palm oil plantations in the island of Sumatra (Indonesia)*. One of the main consequences of deforestation in Sumatra is the progressive extinction of orangutans that inhabit this ecosystem. Ben learnt this during a school trip when he was 13. That same year he founded TRIUPCYCLE, a social enterprise that […]

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27 May
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Palm Oil, Liquid Gold and Cause of Death by Clarissa A.

   My first encounter with palm oil was in 2012 when I was driving from Medan to Bukit Lawang which is the starting point to enter the adventures at the Gunung Leuser National Park. Watching the perfectly aligned palm trees standing next to each other urged me to question the taxi driver what we were driving past for […]

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30 Mar
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Tim’s Giving a Dam

Over the past 8 years of working at Green School Bali, I have had the privilege to connect with and be inspired by a great many individuals who are tackling issues related to sustainability.  In October 2015, it was the Borneo Nature Foundation that came to our community of learners to screen a hastily produced […]

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12 Sep
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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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