The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. That’s why we started our #PlasticFreeParadise campaign in 2017. We wanted to create awareness for the use of single-use-plastic and reduce the amount that’s being used on the Gili Islands. It was our dream to create a project that would focus on maintaining the beauty of our home. And to implement sustainable solutions for the development of Gili Air.
Our #PlasticFreeParadise campaign is a wholehearted project that we keep building up with new ideas. Below a list of some of the things we’ve been doing so far.
- We are going to the school every Saturday at 7.30 AM to teach the children of Gili Air all about the world of conservation.
- We created a network of more than 75 water refill stations on Gili Air where people can refill their bottle for free or a small fee.
- We offer a free #PlasticFreeParadise training for all businesses on Gili Air. During this training, we will explain (in Bahasa Indonesia) why plastic pollution is a problem and offer solutions on how we can keep our beautiful island green & clean.
- Together with the businesses on Gili Air we’re organizing regular beach clean-ups as well as underwater clean-ups for divers.
We really wanted to show everyone that progress has been made in recent years. And that there are a lot of businesses on the Gili Islands that are trying to make a difference. That’s why we came up with the idea of the Gili Green Stamp.
When Will Restaurants Receive The Gili Green Stamp?
There are three things restaurants need to do to receive the Gili Green Stamp. Be a Refill Station. Serve drinks without plastic straws. And offer plastic free packaging for take-away.
Join The Movement – Become Part Of The Solution
Would you like to get involved in our #PlasticFreeParadise campaign? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is your business Gili Green? Please fill in the form below and we make sure that your business get listed as Gili Green on the Gili Life Map and our team will visit you to give you the Gili Green certificate and stamp.
Remember….we don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.