Who says Indonesians are burning? The vast majority of Indonesians don’t want fires and haze. In fact, many are actively trying to restore the fire-prone landscape back to its natural wet conditions while supporting sustainable community livelihoods.
Tebing Tinggi is an Indonesian island entirely covered in peat. Since 2007, the peat has been drained by two companies for plantations of sago palm and pulpwood (to make paper). The local community, and particularly the village of Sungai Tohor, was impacted as some of their land was taken from them and the drainage affected what was left to them. In 2014, massive fires ravaged the island. The community invited president Jokowi to visit the island and he was impressed by their peat management plan. Last year, the government revoked the license of one of the two concessions and gave the land back to the local community to manage it sustainably.
Join us for our People’s Expedition to Experience Peat (PEEP) from May 18 to 21 to visit a natural peat forest and a Haze-free community project.
Cost: $300 for 4 days of trip.
If you want to be a Haze fighter, come from May 10 to 21 to get your hands dirty and re-wet a fire-prone peatland.
Cost: $700 for 12 days of trip.
You can also support our project by donating on our crowdfunding page.
Help us reach our $3,700 target!
Learn more about PEEP on pmhaze.org/take-action/peep/su