CLEAR offers a community-led approach to tackling the challenges of waste pollution and environmental degradation in Indonesia. Through ideas generated by the community we facilitate direct action to increase awareness and enable the protection of the environment and prudent use of resources.
SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PROJECT SO FAR…
WASTE BANKS – VILLAGE RECYCLING CENTRES
Since 2020, CLEAR has facilitated the development of 13 Waste Banks. Villagers have processed almost 14 tonnes of waste including 4.75 tonnes of plastic; that’s plastic which would have otherwise been burnt in open fires or have found its way into the ocean.
At village Waste Banks, solid waste is collected, sorted, and sold to dealers. Villagers ‘bank’ their waste and receive cash credits in return.
Over 3000 volunteers have contributed to CLEAR’s regular Beach-clean events.
CLEAR has established a unique environmental learning centre called ‘Bale Tau’.
Functioning as a mixed-use community space, with connected permaculture gardens, we host free learning activities to support sustainable development. Activities are diverse: they range from art and recycling crafts for kids and adults to Yoga and from river clean-ups to martial arts.
Other community activities have included a surf festival for younger surfers combining environmental activities and surf competition, anti-littering campaigns on peak holiday weekends aimed at tourists, school visits and design competitions.
CLEAR operates on an entirely not-for-profit basis. Most of our activities involve voluntary action and we achieve exceptionally low running costs, however, your support is essential so that we can continue and expand the positive impact of our activities. CLEAR is a registered charity supported by Trustees in the UK who all give their time to CLEAR on a voluntary basis ensuring that all funding goes directly to local community action in Java.
We are working towards a sustainable balance between…
‘Creating together, finding solutions’ – We support creative development in the community to enable people to solve their own social, economic, and environmental problems and empower the community with greater resilience to overcome new challenges.
Only a healthy planet can support healthy humans. As custodians of the land, the rivers, the air and the oceans, it is essential that we understand the effects of our activities and act with due responsibility towards everything in our environment.
Prosperity can be measured by smiles or heartbeats as well by coins.
By working together to help each other we can be happier and healthier, therefore improving the prosperity of the communities within which we live.