We raise awareness about nature and sustainable practices in communities using children’s education and books as a starting point.

WE PROMOTE ECO-LITERACY.

Eco-literacy is the ability to understand natural systems that make life on earth possible, we promote this knowledge through our 3 programs: Eco-Libraries, Eco-Activities and Eco-Communities.

Awakening children's curiosity about nature by providing fun-to-read books in Eco-Libraries

1. What are Eco-Libraries?

What is the current situation:

Indonesia is facing environmental disaster. There is a lack of environmental education in schools. As a consequence, 85 million children fear the wildlife they don't understand. There is also a lack of libraries, bookstores and role models who promote reading.

What is our solution:

Awakening children's curiosity about Nature, helping them to overcome their fear of the unknown and develop empathy towards the environment, thereby stimulating them to protect it now and in the future.

How we achieve it:

We create Eco-Libraries, source children's books and distribute them to the Eco-Libraries.

What are the tools we use:

Fun-to-read and up-to-date books in Indonesian language.

What are the topics:

Fauna, flora, ecosystems and environment.

Who are the recipients:

Children 6-18 years of age.

Who are the intermediaries:

Eco-Library Managers (Eco-Library supervision).

How will eco-literacy be introduced:

Children read the books individually.

Location:

Already established institutions (schools, children's clubs, public libraries, mosques, churches, etc.) or newly initiated community Eco-Libraries

IT requirements:

Internet, digital camera, computer/smartphone.

Cost:

USD 200 for the first set of books.

Fund an Eco-Library

Inspiring children through games and activities to lead sustainable lifestyles

2. What are Eco-Activities?

What is the current situation:

Indonesia is facing environmental disaster, there is lack of environmental education in public schools, lack of knowledge on how ecosystems are interconnected and how people influence them.

What is our solution:

Inspiring and enabling children to lead sustainable lifestyles, help them to interact with Nature.

How we achieve it:

Introducing Eco-Activities and games to the Eco-Libraries.

What are the tools we use:

Storytelling/Book-reading, Creative activities (drawing/painting, craft making, poetry, song writing, etc.), Actions (cleanups, tree planting, cooking, etc.), Projects (composting, veggie garden, upcycling), Eco-movie watching & discussion, Field trips.

What are the topics:

Web of life (we're all connected), Waste, Food, Water, Energy, Climate change, Travel, Ecosystem services, Biodiversity, Pollution, Consumption (buying power, wasteful consumption-throwaway society, consumerism, materialism), Health (hygiene & nutrition), Housing & Building.

Who are the recipients:

Children 6-18 years of age.

Who are the intermediaries:

Eco-Library Managers (who take care of the Eco-Library and implement the Eco-Activities on the spot), Regional Coordinators (who assist on-line by Eco-Activities implementation and monitor feedback), Field Monitors (who visit the communities and carry out on the spot monitoring)

How will eco-literacy be introduced:

Children perform Eco-Activities in groups under the supervision of an Eco-Library Manager according to the guidelines downloadable from a designated Facebook Forum.

Location:

Eco-Library and surroundings.

IT requirements:

Internet, digital camera, computer/smartphone.

Cost:

Incentives for Eco-Library Managers (internships, workshops - 1 week Green Educators course by Green School, Bali), Eco-Library equipment (Nazava water filters, reusable water bottles), 2nd batch of books.

Read more about our cause

Empowering communities to live in harmony with nature by providing guidelines for sustainable practices

3. What are Eco-Communities?

What is the current situation:

Communities lacking general knowledge about the concept of sustainability and about the solutions to their environmental problems.

What is our solution:

Sustainable, happier and healthier communities as the most effective force to cope with local environmental issues.

How we achieve it:

Spreading guidelines for sustainable practices through Eco-Libraries among community members and motivating them to implement the sustainable practices.

What are the tools we use:

Electronic/print out resources, workshops, linking with other NGO’s.

What are the topics:

Permaculture, organic gardening, alternative energy sources, micro businesses, Zero Waste practices, waste bank, herbal medicine, drinking water management, positive psychology.

Who are the recipients:

Children 6-18 years of age and all community members.

Who are the intermediaries:

Eco-Library Managers, Eco-Advisors,
Field Monitors (Eco-Travellers)

How will eco-literacy be introduced:

Community based, guidelines on designated FB forum.

Location:

Eco-Library serving as the community center for resources,
and sustainable practices applied throughout the community.

IT requirements:

Internet, digital camera, computer/smartphone.

Cost:

Workshops, Green School Educators internship - 1 semester.

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