Sustainability and eco-friendly tourism has become the buzzword for environmentally sensitive travelers. Check out the top experiences in Bali where you can enjoy a wonderful holiday whilst doing your part for the community.
Slow Food Bali is an amazing grassroots program that aims to be the antithesis of modern day fast food culture. Going back to the roots of the often heard mantra ‘We are what we eat’, Slow Food helps participants rediscover the joy of eating healthily in a delicious manner.
Whilst you are on holiday in Bali, join in one of their many events. For example, upcoming events include a workshop on using local ingredients such as Salsa, Sambal and Chutney to create a sure palate-pleaser. Another workshop would be a scrumptious family weekend exploration of East Bali, chocolate, goats and fresh produce. To find out what’s going on and to register, just check back on their website!
The Green School in Bali is possibly the greenest school on earth, paving the way for environmental leaders of the future. However, travelers who are in Bali even for a limited period of time can too experience what the Green school has to offer- through one of the exciting Green Camps that are held periodically.
There are 4 different camp themes:
– Balinese Arts and Culture
– Environmental Education
– Personal and Group Development
– Sustainable Living
Each one of these camp themes offers a fun filled, action packed program that appeals to children’s sense of fun, and also educates them at the same time. The Green Campers will live on a residential yurt village, arranged around terraced gardens and a central campfire.
Campers will learn a whole assortment of skills and enjoy plenty of novel experiences. From learning Balinese arts and crafts, to hiking through rice terraces or harvesting and eating organic food, it will definitely be an experience of a lifetime for all students.
3. Eco-friendly Villas
Luxury and Eco-friendly are not always common bedfellows, however these villa owners have a keen sense of social responsibility and take great care to minimize their eco footprint.
The owners of Villa Hansa are committed to giving back to the local environment through supporting local organic farmers. They also practice recycling and utilize biodegradable cleaning products. The villa has also established the Hansa Foundation which educates locals about culture, art and the environment. Talk about a villa with a soul that burns for the local community!
Villa Da Vinci is another villa that is committed to Eco-friendly practice, and it also wows with its intelligent design of space and contemporary furnishings.