Indonesia Trash Tubes

Trash Tubes

September 2013

Indonesia is not all white sandy beaches and perfect blue barrels. As creator and host of Surfing For Change, Kyle Thiermann, shows in this video, Indonesia is suffering from a serious pollution problem and it’s only going to get worse if we don’t do something about it. In this 13 minute short film, we show the good, the bad, and the ugly of Indonesia and what we can do to restore it to the pristine, tropical paradise it once was.

Take Action

Take Action Now

1

Share this video.

The more people who know about this issue, the more effective we can be.

2

Pledge to avoid buying bottled water when you travel.

Take the pledge! http://www.travelersagainstplastic.org/

3

Volunteer for “Project Clean Uluwatu”.

You can help out “Project Clean Uluwatu” remotely, or stop by their office in Uluwatu on your next surf trip and lend a helping hand. More info here:
http://www.projectcleanuluwatu.com/volunteer.html

4

Donate toward Uluwatu’s new liquid waste management system.

Uluwatu’s new liquid waste management system will cost $50,000 USD to complete
and maintain. Donate here to help make it possible: http://www.projectcleanuluwatu.com/donate.html

Host A Show

Want to host a screening? Great! Here are 5 steps to get started:

1

Setup a computer and stream it online with friends in the room.

If you can’t make this happen we would be happy to mail a DVD, it just might take some time because there’s a good change we’ll be out shooting on location for a new film.

2

Choose your space.

You can show the film in your backyard, living room, school, university, church, library…wherever…just make sure there’s a power supply!

3

Set up the technology.

The space you choose will determine the technology you need. The basic components are: power supply, computer with hi-res digital copy of movie, speakers, digital projector or TV, appropriate cables, and screen. If your space doesn’t have all the necessary components, you can rent equipment on the cheap.

The basics: connect the video signal from your computer to the projector/TV; connect the audio signal from your computer to the speakers/TV. If you’re renting a projector, the company can tell you the details of how it works. Easy peasy!

4

Host the event, discuss, and take pictures!

This is the fun part. Enjoy and don’t forget to take pictures of the screening!

5

Send us your pictures!

Let us know how your screening went… email pictures to kyle@surfingforchange.com and tag us in social media posts on Facebook and Instagram.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/surfingforchange
Instagram: http://instagram.com/surfing4change

Other Resources

Take Action Now

Project Clean Uluwatu

Project Clean Uluwatu

http://www.projectcleanuluwatu.com/
Working to turn the land and marine environment surrounding Uluwatu into a pristine World Surfing Reserve to benefit the present and future Coastal Community.

 

Eco-Bali

Eco-Bali

http://www.eco-bali.com/
Eco-Bali was established in 2006 in response to the urgency of waste management problems on the island of Bali. Their vision is to achieve “Zero Waste” in Bali.

 

Travelers Against Plastic

Travelers Against Plastic

http://www.travelersagainstplastic.org/
TAP educates global travelers about the harmful impacts of plastic water bottle usage and encourages travelers to be prepared to clean their own drinking water.

 

Save the Waves

Save the Waves

http://www.savethewaves.org/
Save The Waves Coalition is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the coastal environment, with an emphasis on the surf zone, and educating the public about its value.