This summer with a group of friends, we are circumnavigating the island of Bali on a boat powered 100% by nature. Our goal is to spotlight local solutions and engage in an island wide conversation to clean up Bali. Our raft is made from two Balinese traditional fishing boats connected by a bamboo platform and will have a recycled sail and a motor fueled by solar panels.
We're very excited to be working with an awesome crew of young change-makers to launch this project.
Having grown up in Bali, we have seen the trash problem on our island worsen year to year. Bali has been on the front page of dozens of news outlets after the national government declared Bali under a state of trash emergency.
Our goal for this expedition is to document the positive local solutions all around the island. As rising tides of plastic bury Bali's beaches, communities all around the island have come together to take action. With all these great initiatives already taking place, we want to highlight their work and seek to inspire others to make a change.
We refurbished two old traditional 'Jukung' fishing boats and connected them with a bamboo platform. We are using a repurposed sail that has been dyed naturally in Indigo by CV Tarum Bali Sejahtera.
We had the honor of working with Akuo Foundation, who have helped us install our solar panels and electrical wiring, making our two motors 100% powered by nature.
We are very thankful for the countless volunteers that have helped us build our raft, especially Azura Marine Earth, who have provided us with local marine expertise.
We are starting our journey in Serangan, where we built our boat and will be circumnavigating the island for 3 weeks. We have planned some very exciting events with local change-makers and governmental officials along our journey, so keep a look out on this page and our social media channels to follow up close!
THIS EXPEDITION WAS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF