Indonesia Living Oceans

Dates to be confirmed in April 2020

In June 2020 we’re returning to Indonesia to build on the work we uncovered in 2018 and 2019, connecting with oceanic and marine protection organisations and exploring the impact of plastic waste in the Indonesian archipelago and what we can do about it. Our aim is to uncover local stories, seek action and examine the environmental and human aspects of one of the key environmental issues of our time. This year, we will also focus on disaster response and its relationship to community change around waste, as we explore and share sustainable recovery and community resilience on Lombok and the Gili islands after the August 2018 earthquakes. It will be an incredible journey of learning, sharing, exploring and building genuine friendships and connections with village people and local grassroots organisations.

Working with local communities, the trip will emphasise how protecting marine environments and reducing plastic waste can catalyse collective action locally and improve livelihoods. Whilst in Indonesia we will be joined by local members from our in-country partner organisations, to learn alongside us on this journey. We seek to empower local communities to bring about positive, local action to combat plastic pollution from the bottom up.

By joining this trip you will be taking part in a socio-environmental cross cultural exchange, empowering local communities and learning from the front line of one of our planets greatest environmental challenges of our time.

We would love to have you join us.

The trip will include:

  • Visits to local organisations and committed groups working towards campaigning, protecting, and respecting our oceans
  • Seeing firsthand the impact of plastic waste on our marine landscapes, learning about the main causes and complexities in finding political and community solutions to this global challenge
  • Connecting with our partner organisations and locals, building friendships with village communities, fisherman and grassroots social enterprises
  • Exploring sustainable earthquake resistant design principles and practices using bamboo and plastic materials
  • Skill-sharing sustainable design with Lombok communities rebuilding after the recent August 2018 earthquakes
  • Plenty of time for snorkelling and swimming
  • Visits to key waste management sites including innovative recycling plants
  • Collecting water samples for ocean micro-plastics researchers along the way
  • Exploring the gorgeous small islands around Lombok
  • And much more