Help make an Island Plastic Free!
On Monday the 14th November we launched our first Crowdfunding campaign on the GlobalGiving platform with the aim of raising $4800 to help fund 2 new school in Indonesia. We can't contain our excitement and hope everyone can help us reach our goal.
The project will work on the small Island of Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia, where the authorities and community have set themselves the goal of becoming plastic free. We believe we can greatly help them. Working with two schools we will train teachers to deliver our eight-lesson plastic education program to a total of 240 students. Plastic cups will then be phased out of sale at schools' canteens and instead, students will purchase water refills in refillable metal water bottles, which we provide.
We're taking expressions of interest for Australian schools to participate in our program in 2017. Places are limited!
This is the amount of plastic cups our program has prevented from entering Indonesian waste streams.
What is Bottle for Botol?
Bottle for Botol is a social enterprise that works with Australian and Indonesian schools to help prevent plastic waste entering our water streams, rivers and oceans. Our program aims to educate students on the importance of protecting our environment by leading a generational change away from single-use plastics. For every stainless-steel water bottle sold by our Australian partner schools, we donate the same re-usable bottle and water station to an Indonesian partner school. Every bottle sold puts students through an educational program about the impacts of plastic on the environment.
Through partnerships, education and cross-cultural dialogue, our vision is to empower students across the world to move beyond single-use plastics towards an environmentally sustainable future.
We aim to achieve our vision through a simple water bottle exchange program, which generates partnerships between Australian and Indonesian schools to combat single-use plastics consumption.
Through cross-cultural discussion and student-led initiatives, it is our hope that students will emerge from the program with the tools and conviction to advocate for environmental sustainability and further develop their Australia-Asia literacy.
Melalui kemitraan, pendidikan dan dialog lintas budaya, visi kami adalah memberdayakan peserta didik di seluruh dunia untuk bergerak meninggalkan penggunaan plastik sekali pakai demi keberlanjutan masa depan yang ramah lingkungan
Kami bertujuan untuk mencapai visi melalui program pertukaran botol air minum yang menghasilkan kemitraan antara sekolah Australia dan Indonesia untuk memerangi konsumsi plastik sekali pakai.
Melalui diskusi lintas budaya dan inisiatif yang diprakarsai oleh peserta didik, kami berharap program ini akan menghasilkan generasi yang memiliki kemampuan dan keyakinan untuk mengadvokasi keberlanjutan lingkungan dan mengembangkan hubungan lintas budaya antara Indonesia dengan Australia