Bali Safari & Marine Park, in Gianyar, hosted a special 3-day event at the park to celebrate this year’s Earth Day, April 20-22nd, 2013, as part of their annual Education, Conservation and CSR calendar of events. ‘Earth Day’ was created in the spring of 1970 in the USA as a grassroots demonstration on behalf of the environment. Today, as we know, all across the world, evidence of environmental degradation is appearing everywhere, and rising concern about global warming and environmental crisis is sweeping the people of this planet.
This is where Bali Safari & Marine Park enters the playing field; they are one such company that aims to be environmentally sound and are always looking at ways to improve their environmental operations. They have a ‘Green team’ who are always looking at ways the park can reduce their ‘carbon footprint’; now all waste paper goes into their very successful Safari Poopaper factory, and all the dung from their 30+ elephants goes into the ‘poop’ process and comes out the other end as organic paper, and piles and piles of compost, naturally.
By hosting this ‘Earth day 2013’ event, the park aims to provide an opportunity for visitors to the park, to learn more about ways to keep the environment clean by being responsible for their waste, not only for humans but of course our precious wildlife too. “Everyone can be green” says the Education manager, Wendy Husband. The Bali Safari team are totally committed to their slogan ‘A Green Safari is a Cleaner Bali’ and believe if everyone cares for their very own environment, Bali will continue to flourish and attract visitors who are looking for that little piece of ‘green’ paradise. (BTN/015)