WHERE THE JUNGLE
MEETS THE BEACH
WHERE THE JUNGLE MEETS THE BEACH
Blodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Climate Change, and Sustainable Consumption and Production
24 – 28 JUNE 2019
INDONESIAN KTP HOLDER: $400
Dual Gaia Education / UNESCO certification;
officially certified Gaia In Schools Programme
INTERNATIONAL: $1000 INDONESIAN KTP HOLDER: $400
This Mother Jungle program in Bali offers purposeful, hands-on, certified professional development which approaches the challenges of the future, supporting participants to rethink the current model and the dominant culture of consumption which has driven the world to the edge of its capacity, to one that honors and sustains all life.
Mother Jungle has joined forces with Gaia Education and UNESCO Global Action Programme Priority Area 5- Accelerating Change at Local Level. There is an international call for qualified professionals who can build capacity for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at local level.
Participants will be equipped with the skills and methodologies to design transformative learning environments that enable collaborative action. An essential part will be helping people to reconnect to themselves and to nature and by so doing transform their worldview, thus supporting sustainable development by becoming agents of change. People who seek opportunities to break out of their comfort zones away from working conditions to refresh, update and enhance their knowledge.
This journey with Mother Jungle in Bali will provide you with a distinctive experience to boost a different way of understanding the role of the economy and the importance of right livelihoods. You will gain a rich understanding of the culture and increase your environmental awareness through an experiential action based programme. There are three specific themes of focus: 1) Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, 2) Climate Change, and 3) Sustainable Consumption and Production
From all programs we run we will support a micro-finance budget for the local indigenous female entrepreneurs ‘Mothers of Light’ trained and supported by our partner ChapterW so they can start-up and sustain their cooperatives.
Based on the Island of Bali, the most popular island holiday destination in the Indonesian archipelago, our course will bring you closer to nature and provide a safe and tranquil environment for you to enjoy and thrive on. Bali is part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species. In this area alone, over 500 reef-building coral species can be found. Bali is the home of the Subak irrigation system, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Balinese were able to develop and sustain their extremely complex agricultural economy for centuries through a very organized community structure. Bali is also home to a unified confederation of kingdoms composed of 10 traditional royal Balinese houses, where each house rules a specific geographic area. Bali boasts one of the most diverse and innovative performing arts cultures in the world and is renowned for its traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking and music. The Balinese people and the unique centuries old culture make this island one of the most fascinating places.
You will stay in The Lodge within the eco-village located just 5 minutes walk from Green School Bali. Green School is an example of an entire school, including students, educators, administrators, parents and community around the school being actively engaged in working towards a sustainable learning model for all with ESD fully integrated into the curriculum as the driving factor. The Lodge is the perfect location to learn about sustainable living and what impact this makes on our planet. During your visit, you will be able to fall asleep to the natural sounds of the jungle in a room made from 100% bamboo, have a swim in the natural spring pool by the Ayung River on your doorstep, and walk around our permaculture gardens to learn about the different herbs, plants, vegetables and fruit that we grow and consume sustainably.