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Burning Issues: CLEAR transforms village life

Wandering around the villages of Java at sunset or sunrise, one of the most striking things is the acrid smell of burning waste. CLEAR Community is helping villages stop this pollution. Current waste disposal Outside the front of almost every family’s house will be a pile of burning leaves and

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Rounding Up Our 2020

An opening statement from our CEO, Chani Leahong: “Batukaras is now becoming recognised in the wider region for its proactive and progressive waste management, which is in large part a result of our hard work over many years across many stakeholder groups. Villagers and local government are now proudly managing their

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CLEAR ECO-MENTORING – PLANS FOR 2021

CLEAR’s new eco-mentoring program is set to deliver a new wave of ‘Waste Warriors’ enabling change in West Java. We have conducted initial meetings and stakeholder mapping in two villages, and conducted village assessments in a further two villages, to assess their readiness to establish waste banks and develop waste

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Earth Day Messages from CLEAR Community Actions

A variety of different activities were happening with CLEAR Community to celebrate Earth Day this year, helping share the message to work together to put an end to plastic pollution worldwide. Here are messages from some of the activities… After a CLEAR EarthDay workshop in Ciamis, West Java on waste

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Trevor is Cycling Cyprus for CLEAR on Earth Day

Trevor volunteers his time on a regular basis as a Trustee for CLEAR, but now he’s going a step further by cycling 300km across Cyprus and fundraising to help CLEAR continue its activities helping communities out in Indonesia. The ride will be completed just in time for Earth Day 2018,

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Plastic-Free February Paves the Way…

Positive responses to CLEAR’s Plastic Free February initiatives have paved the way for a bigger, better challenge for Feb 2019…    CLEAR Trustee Nemone Caldwell appears to have started a trend! Nemone decided to undertake the challenge of living a ‘Plastic-Free February’ in order to raise money for CLEAR’s #tackletheplastic

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New International Academic Partnership Program for 2018/19

Following the success of our 2017/18 International Academic Partnership Program  (IAPP), the Royal Academy of Engineers has again selected our team to receive the award for a new program of activities to support waste management solutions and infrastructure development for Indonesia for 2018/19. The program is learning from CLEAR’s work in Batukaras village as

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POPESISIR – CREATIVE COLLABORATION EVENT

14th October 2017 by Batukaras CLEAR Popesisir was a one-day event initiated by @kolektifwarlok in collaboration with @reefbreakbatukaras and @batukarasclear.  It was hosted at #baletau in #batukaras. This event mixed social and environmental action through workshops and music. The name Popesisir was chosen with Pop culture being an approach and Pesisir (coastline in English) was where the

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Finding solutions through creative collaboration

BAGOES CAMPS AT BALE TAU

3rd August, 2017 – Our friends from BaGoes came to Bale Tau on Thursday, bringing with them an energetic spirit and fun activities for the kids. They stayed for four days and camped in our organic gardens in tents and hammocks. We had camp fires and roasted bananas at night, and played

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