How We Help
We are commited to responsible travel and supporting local people and projects as a social enterprise
We are proud to respresent this project and Louise be the project Co-ordinator. This project was formed because of the rubbish and plastic issues in North Sumatra.
This project is already working with local people and empowering them to clean their own village. Recently, the project has partnered with the Bukit Lawang Care group in Bukit Lawang. Formed by some of the guides, who want to make a change and do something positive within the village. We are assisting and supporting them with regular litter picking in Bukit Lawang and surrounding areas.
ROAR Project - North Sumatra
To be plastic bottle free in Bukit Lawang tourist centre and to reduce the amount of single-use plastic in the community. To start a recycling system in Bukit Lawang.
How we will do this?
Work alongside and support guesthouses and cafe in Bukit Lawang
Provide reuseable water bottles with logo
Provide gallon pumps to all that want to participate
With Bukit Lawang Care we aim to start a recycling scheme in Bukit Lawang. By educating the team about recycling, what rubbish needs to be separated, the mission to is get all guesthouses, warungs, restaurants to join the scheme. With the rubbish being separated, it will be collected by Bukit Lawang Care. Partnering with Erna's Eco-Farm and Eco-brick Education Centre who will help to develop the collection process. Organic waste will go to Erna's EcoFarm for compost and for now, all plastic will go to Eco-brick Education Centre to make Eco-Bricks and used for other projects.
Project Wings, from Germany is supporting the scheme through fund-raising. This organisation has plans to build the first Eco-brick village, using the eco-bricks made from the collected rubbish in Bukit Lawang. It will be open to the community, provide information of local projects and have a recycling depot with a plastic machine.
As Sumatra EcoVentures is based in Bukit Lawang, through the ROAR project our aim is to oversee the running of the scheme by Bukit Lawang Care and supported by Project Wings.
UP COMING PROJECTS
Sumatra EcoVentures has many up-coming ideas, focusing on helping solve the rubbish issues in Bukit Lawang, female sanitary hygiene, and building the first true Eco-Sustainable guesthouse