Ormat to Provide 330 Megawatts of Geothermal Energy in Sumatra, Indonesia

Green Prophet

Indonesia has 40 percent of the world’s exploitable geothermal energy potential. A big congratulations to Ormat technologies of Yavne , Israel for signing a $254 million deal for providing geothermal energy in Indonesia! billion geothermal watts are being exploited in Indonesia.

Indonesia’s First Shark Sanctuary – Raja Ampat Leads the Way

Nature Conservancy - Science

Local fisheries are important in Indonesia. At least 20 million people in Indonesia directly depends on fisheries for their livelihoods and as a source of protein. Indonesia is currently the largest exporters of sharks and shark products in the world.

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Now Even Big Oil is Getting in on the Geothermal Boom in Indonesia

Green Prophet

Chevron is about to join Israeli geothermal pioneer Ormat in drilling for geothermal energy in what clean-energy investor Al Gore has described as the world’s first potential “geothermal superpower” – Indonesia. Now Chevron plans to try its luck in Indonesia too.

Are you in the know on #NutellaGate? Nutella Fans Go Nuts for the Wrong Reason.

Elephant Journal

Z ADMIN Green Featured Today agriculture awareness change conservation deforestation eco environment Ferrero SpA food green Indonesia nutella NutellaGate orangutan palm oil Palm Plantations Tropical ForestNutella fans are going nuts due to a recipe change. They should be going ape s**t over the negative impacts that palm plantations have on tropical forests.

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Bali: green inspiration at Desa Atas Awan eco-boutique resort

Green Traveler Guides

All Asia Bali Bedugul Hotels Indonesia Resorts Desa Atas Awan Josep Triay Michael Straus Reuters| Down Duvets in Bali? | | When afternoon rain clouds part, the limitless panorama stretches well beyond Bali’s southern shores. Ahhhh, this is more like it.

Fivelements: deep green ahhhhh in Bali

Green Traveler Guides

All Asia Bali Banjar Baturning Eco-lodges Indonesia Resorts Restaurants/Cafes Spas/Healing Arts Vegan/Vegetarian Yoga Fivelements Michael Straus Reuters Ubud| Sacred, Shocking Sustainability | I weave my motorcycle down a narrow, potholed road past exquisitely terraced rice paddies and through a tiny village.

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The bills of the broadbills

10,000 Birds

Birds Borneo tropical Indonesia broadbillSince this is the season of love and harmony and all things nice, I sincerely and originally had planned to write an equally nice, loving and harmonic post on a beautiful group of birds that’s mostly found in SE Asia, the broadbills.

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Ubud, Bali: sleeping in Michael Franti’s green bed

Green Traveler Guides

So I am not surprised in the least to thoroughly love Franti’s new green Soulshine Bali yoga retreat—it’s just a short stroll beyond the the artist community of Ubud, in Bali , Indonesia. All Asia Bali Indonesia Spas/Healing Arts Ubud Yoga Franti Michael Straus Soulshine

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Is your Coconut Oil Cruelty-Free?

Elephant Journal

Z ADMIN Green Featured Today animal cruelty coconut milk coconut oil food Indonesia monkey monkey slaves Southeast Asia ThailandIt hadn’t crossed my mind that the coconut oil I was purchasing could have been harvested using monkeys that are exploited, kept as slaves and forced to.

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Pygmy Wren-babblers on Java

10,000 Birds

Birds babbler Babblers IndonesiaThe pygmy wren-babbler is a tiny babbler that looks like a wren, making it a bird well named. This is not an insignificant fact from this blogger’s perspective, considering the awkward common names we often have to cope with in our day-to-day birding lives and the fact that all babblers are essentially brown, offering few options to those in charge of naming them.

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Green Hero: Gili Islands’ Delphine Robbe

Green Traveler Guides

Three years into it, in 2009, her efforts hit an even quicker stride when she cleared the language barrier hurdle too, becoming fluent in Bahasa Indonesia. “I All Asia Bali Gili Islands Heroes Indonesia Pemuteran Sanur Scuba diving Biorock Delphine Robbe Gili Eco Trust Michael Straus

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Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Bird Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf

10,000 Birds

This is a bit of a quick post, but there is a very good reason for this: it was written back in October and then pre-scheduled since I’ll be in Indonesia again from the end of October until the day before this post goes up. Birds camouflage IndonesiaYou’d think that dressing in green to hide from predators inside a dense rainforest is as a strategy as plain as day, yet only a surprisingly limited number of bird species on Borneo have ventured down that evolutionary road.

Orang You Glad Your Chair is from a Sustainable Source?

Conservancy Talk

This past summer, it was announced that the area of FSC-certified rainforests in Indonesia doubled from approximately 2 million to 4 million acres over the past two years. This success is being replicated not just in Indonesia, but in rainforests across Asia and the Pacific.

Underwater Art Galleries Help Save Corals Reefs on Bali. ~ Iva Tarle

Elephant Journal

Adventure Arts & Culture Green Bali coral green Indonesia sculpture Art is one of the highest forms of communication on Earth. To be able to work hand in hand with artists to raise awareness for ocean conservation is as good as it gets.

Mobile Games Combat Poachers in Indonesia

Eccorazzi

They have teamed up with mobile game developers to protect the diverse and endangered Read More The post Mobile Games Combat Poachers in Indonesia appeared first on Ecorazzi. In an attempt to curtail poaching, Indonesian Society for Animal Welfare has taken an innovative new approach.

Ubud, Bali: Nila Wati’s Sari Organic and Overflowing Basket Café

Green Traveler Guides

I only learned to read Bahasa Indonesia [the official language] at 18, but by that time I already spoke Bahasa, Java and Sumatra.” | Ubud’s Organic Pioneer |.

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Indonesia’s Forests Loom As Green Gold

Green (Living) Review

BANGKOK, Nov 16, 2010: All eyes are on Indonesia and its forest policy as climate- change negotiations continue in the upcoming global talks in Mexico, against the prospect of billions of dollars flowing from the planet’s major polluters to the developing world to slow global warming. International efforts to make Indonesia REDD-ready in the region arise from the archipelago’s being home to the largest biodiversity-rich rainforest in South-east Asia.

Why We Travel: Lessons Learned Away From Home.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Travel eco-travel India Indonesia Laos solo travel Southeast Asia sustainable travel travelOne of the joys of being a solo traveler is meeting people along the way—people you wouldn't meet if you were traveling with a partner, a family or a friend. There’s something about traveling alone that opens us up to others. Sometimes great connections are formed: we travel for days with people we've just met.

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Nature’s Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

These are just three examples among many that The Nature Conservancy is pioneering in Indonesia, China, Papua New Guinea, Colombia, Mexico, all 50 U.S. Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today.

Flaring Up: Surfing With a Flare in Indonesia

Wend Magazine

Check out this awesome video of the Red Bull Surf Team in Indonesia. Click here to view the embedded video. It’s like the water is on fire. Related posts: Indonesian River Wave Breaks Endlessly. Geese Go Surfing. An Ode to Body Surfing

International Concern over Alleged Illegal Zoo Trade in Indonesia

Green (Living) Review

International wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation has joined ProFauna Indonesia in calling for a full investigation into allegations of illegal trading of wildlife products by several prominent zoos in the country. ProFauna Indonesia, a wildlife protection organization in Indonesia, has been advocating the government to inspect all zoos in Indonesia and check the numbers of the animals kept there.

Villas Found In Protected Forest In Indonesia

Eco Friendly Daily

In Indonesia is the Gunung Halimun Salak National Park. The park is located in West Java, Indonesia. Indonesia reporters suspect that the villas are actually owned by government officials in Indonesia. It is home to endangered gibbons and endangered Java eagles.

Sharks, Mantas, and Turtles to be protected in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Green (Living) Review

RAJA AMPAT, INDONESIA, November 16, 2010: Misool Eco Resort, www.misoolecoresort.com , and Shark Savers, www.sharksavers.org , announced today that a Shark Sanctuary has been declared for the entire 17,760 square miles of Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

The Eco-Apocalypse is Here. Indonesia is Burning. It’s Time to Wake Up & Give a Sh*t.

Elephant Journal

Adult/NFS Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Food Featured Today #fuckhalloween #loveyourmother #tigers #worldwildlifefund Earth ecosystem Fire how to save the planet IndonesiaHonestly, this is so disturbing that it makes me want to dedicate my life to conservation efforts.

Something Green – Muslim Couples Required to Plant Trees Before Marriage

Green Prophet

Muslim couples in Indonesia are now required to plant two trees before receiving their marriage permit . The authorities in Muslim Indonesia, however, have taken green love one step further with new couples being required to plant a tree before they are granted their marriage permit. Indonesia is the largest forest nation in South-eastern Asia with an estimated 120 million hectres of rainforest. Religion green love Indonesia Islam Muslims wedding

Green bliss: Bali Spirit Festival

Green Traveler Guides

Asia Bali Experiences/Events Indonesia News Ubud Yoga Bali Spirit Festival Green Travel NewsThis month's Bali Spirit Festival in Ubud, Bali is considered one of the world’s top yoga, dance and live music experiences. Another is its growing eco-commitment. Green bliss: Bali Spirit Festival is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

The Last Tree for Orangutans

Conservancy Talk

Image: A rare black orangutan, Borneo, Indonesia. Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post written by Niel Makinuddin, Senior Manager for the Conservancy’s East Kalimantan program. Love orangutans?

What Can Islam Do For The Environment? Lots, Actually…

Green Prophet

4] Indeed, environmental problems plague many Muslims countries whether it be deforestation in Indonesia, desertification and over-development in the Middle East or drought in North Africa. Answering (or at least attempting to answer) what now feels like an age-old question.

6 Ramadan Practices For Dreamers & Lovers.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Travel celebration choose love forgiveness gratitude heart wisdom how to live Indonesia Islam RamadanWhether we are religious or not, regardless of the part of the world or culture or skin we happened to be born into, there are some things we can learn from those who are currently participating in the fasting month.

Local Communities Defy Southeast Asia’s Largest Proposed Coal Plant in Indonesia

Sierra Club Compass

In the tropical waters off the coast of Indonesia, a storm is brewing. In the face of intimidation and human rights abuses by police and government representatives, five villages are standing united against a proposed 2,000 MW coal-fired power plant in Batang, Indonesia.

Climate Change Engagement in Indonesia is High

Celsias

Contrary to the results of a 2006 poll, Indonesian families are highly aware of global warming, reports a study this week in Nature Climate Change.

Crew Is Lost at Sea When Injured Orca Sinks Whaling Boat and Escapes

Eccorazzi

A group of whalers got more than they bargained for when they harpooned an Orca off the island coast of Lembata, Indonesia. The twelve men had spotted the killer whale Read More The post Crew Is Lost at Sea When Injured Orca Sinks Whaling Boat and Escapes appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Flowing with It: The Intuitive Side of Yoga. ~ Saraya Afolabi

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga Bali Chakra Indonesia intuitive flow yoga Ubud vinyasa yoga I left the class feeling safe and nurtured. My heart chakra had opened, and my energy levels had expanded.

With Economic Rise, Green Power Rises In Indonesia

Eco Friendly Daily

The severe power crisis in Indonesia is a boon for many, not least for the environment. Indonesia is replete with green energy sources. Despite the problems, foreign investors were bullish on the prospects of doing green business in Indonesia.

Largest solar powered plant by OLN starts operation in Indonesia

EcoFriend

Utilizing the power of sun this time in the outer islands of Indonesia, it has build a Solar Power Center.

Why Sustainable Palm Oil is Possible

Conservancy Talk

The expansion of oil palm plantations is the leading cause of deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia. And now in Indonesia, governments, businesses, communities and NGOs like the Nature Conservancy (TNC) are coming together to figure out how to make these commitments work on the ground with farmers. Helping those farmers produce more palm oil on less land is a key piece of the puzzle in balancing Indonesia’s economic growth with healthy forests and vibrant communities.

New Species of "Walking Shark "Found in Indonesia

Celsias

The discovery comes at a time when Indonesia is significantly ramping up its efforts to protect shark and ray species that are now considered vulnerable to extinction, including whale sharks and manta rays. Indonesia is the world''s largest archipelagic nation with a marine area of over 5.8 A highly charismatic species of walking shark has been discovered in the remote eastern Indonesian island of Halmahera.

Savanna Nightjars prove that growing old is a process of becoming increasingly disillusioned

10,000 Birds

Birds Indonesia nightjars I am starting to feel my age. To be clear, in my early 40′s I really am not complaining. However, I feel the wind of an increasingly fast downhill ride in my face now: I notice that I should probably get myself some reading glasses soon. My left knee occasionally hurts after a long day in the field. Overall, I can’t do things anymore that I could do just a few years ago, both physically and mentally.

Malaysia Under Smog From indonesia Forest Fires, But Which Companies Are Lighting Them ?

Celsias

While relations between Malaysia and Indonesia can at times be tense, Malaysia is playing this very dimplomatically as its thought that some at least of the companies illegally burning the ground to plant palm oil in Indonesia may be Malaysian companies.

5 Tips for Mindful Budget Travelling: Singapore.

Elephant Journal

It is an ideal stop-over to travel onwards with budget airlines to countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Australia, but spending some time Singapore itself is also worth considering. Singapore is one of the largest hubs in South East Asia.