Sustainable Lombok: Invest Islands Foundation Leading the Fight Against Pollution

Invest Islands Foundation champions sustainable development in Lombok, Indonesia, targeting plastic pollution and enhancing community well-being. Their initiatives range from educational programs to environmental conservation, including beach clean-ups and innovative waste management projects. By aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, they're creating a lasting positive impact. This non-profit organization empowers local communities while promoting ecological health.

In the heart of Lombok, a small island in Indonesia, the battle against plastic pollution is being fought on multiple fronts. Led by Invest Islands Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental conservation and community empowerment, these efforts are making a tangible impact on the island's ecological health and social well-being.

Invest Islands Foundation's commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is evident in its multifaceted approach to addressing pressing environmental and social challenges. With a focus on SDGs3, 4, 5, 6, and 13, the foundation has embarked on a range of initiatives that target both the root causes and the symptoms of pollution in Lombok.

Art class in Bonga

One of the foundation's flagship programs, the Berajah program, is dedicated to improving access to quality education for children in Lombok. Since its inception in 2019, the program has provided essential learning supplies, nutritious breakfast choices, and upgraded school facilities to over 2,000 direct beneficiaries and 747 indirect beneficiaries. By investing in education, Invest Islands Foundation is not only empowering the next generation but also laying the groundwork for a more sustainable and equitable society.

Tree Planting, Cares project

In addition to its educational initiatives, Invest Islands Foundation is actively engaged in environmental conservation efforts aimed at tackling plastic pollution in Lombok's coastal areas. Through a series of beach clean-up events and waste management projects, the foundation has collected over 9,000 kilograms of plastic waste and planted 3,580 trees to restore and preserve the island's natural beauty. These efforts not only mitigate the immediate environmental impact of plastic pollution but also raise awareness about the importance of sustainable living practices among local communities.

Bank Sampah Torok Ray: The ladies clean up trash from the beach.

One of the foundation's most innovative projects is its collaboration with local communities to implement a circular economy approach to waste management. By training residents in Montong Ajan village to process various types of waste, including plastic, the foundation has empowered them to take personal responsibility for the proper management of their environment. This grassroots initiative not only reduces waste but also fosters a sense of ownership and pride among villagers, laying the foundation for a more sustainable future.

Bank Sampah Torok Raya: Plastic bottle lids collected from the beach.

Invest Islands Foundation's impact extends beyond environmental conservation to include economic sustainability and community development. By installing trash-booms along the Loang Gali Nature Tourism river in East Lombok, the foundation has not only preserved the area's ecological balance but also stimulated economic growth for local communities. These proactive measures underscore the integral connection between environmental stewardship and thriving tourism, paving the way for a more sustainable and prosperous future for Lombok.

Oacen cleaning, Trawlnet

As Invest Islands Foundation continues to lead the charge against pollution in Lombok, there has never been a better time to invest in a cleaner, more sustainable future. By supporting the foundation's work, individuals and businesses alike can make a meaningful difference in the lives of Lombok's residents and contribute to the preservation of the island's natural beauty for generations to come. Together, we can build a brighter future for Lombok and create lasting positive change for our planet.

Additional Project:

Jelajah Jangkok is a program aimed at addressing the waste problem in the Jangkok River in Lombok. This initiative targets children and young adults, offering a multi-component approach to river sustainability. The program includes campaigns around the river, the installation of trash-booms, and a focus on seeking out sustainability and creating independence towards the project's end. This innovative approach allows for maximum impact on river sustainability and the potential for replication in other areas.

At Invest Islands, we are not only dedicated to creating luxurious properties but also to making a positive impact on the communities and environments we work in. Our Invest Islands Foundation is a non-profit NGO that supports local communities in Indonesia, further demonstrating our commitment to sustainable development and community empowerment.

Join us on our journey to transform Lombok and other islands into unforgettable living experiences, while also making a difference for the environment and the people who call these places home.


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