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Keep Bali in Balance  

by on Monday, 28 May 2007No Comment | 1,295 views

In their life, Balinese put great emphasis on the balance of all world powers and elements. Countless of religious ceremonies are held to keep and restore the balance in the world. Of course, for Balinese, the world means the island of Bali.

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However, constant religious ceremonies are not enough to keep Bali free of problems. Agricultural field has been decreasing by 1000 acres every year, as a consequence of the development of tourism and industrial infrastructure. Tourism and industry is also resulting a drained water reserve, mounting waste, polluted river and sea, limited energy and decreasing biodiversity. Among the other things, life quality of the community has declined because of air pollutant, crowded traffic, criminal act and limited space. In short Bali is not in balance.

According to those situations, Wisnu has been established. The Wisnu foundation is non profit organization that was founded on May 25, 1993. Armed with insightful motto “Keep Bali in Balance”, Wisnu Foundation works on environmental issues to promote a just and community-based management of natural resources. The focus is on waste management, environmental education or workshop, community development and empowerment and environmental information distribution.

The vision of this foundation is to promote a natural resources conservation and management which done fairly, justly, equitably, rightly and on community based- approach. Wisnu Foundation values responsive, critical, consistent, and responsible approach in its work. It also applies a sustainable, transparent, and independent fund management that respects the community as our equivalent partner.

The missions of  Wisnu foundation are as follow:
• Improving public community’s knowledge, comprehension, concern and participation on a better environment.
• Working and supporting conservative efforts and management of natural resources and environment harmoniously based on local culture.
• Finding alternatives on better environment management
• Building a national and international network
• Gaining support from the community on Wisnu Foundation‘s vision

For further information on Wisnu Foundation visit www.wisnu.or.id or stop by Pengubengan Kauh Street No. 94 Kerobokan, Kuta. Phone / fax: +62 361 735320.

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