Laura has a master’s degree in Environmental Protection and Management from the University of Edinburgh, which she uses to inspire, educate and motivate people in finding ways to limit their environmental impact through easy lifestyle changes.
She is a zero waste advocate and sought after speaker, most recently speaking at the TEDx Glasgow 2019 event to 2000 people. She is a zero waste mentor, social media consultant, blogger, activist, environmental scientist and waste specialist.
Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) is a non-profit organisation based in Bali, Indonesia. They work to save, protect and improve the lives of all animals in Bali and beyond. BAWA directly relieves the suffering of animals by providing emergency response and rescue, food and medication, rehabilitation and adoption. BAWA practices humane population control, disease control and runs intensive education and advocacy programs for sustainable improvement to animal welfare now and into the future.
They will respond to alerts of any animal in distress – from snakes to dolphins. A key focus is Bali’s Heritage Dog – the island’s genetically unique street dog that is under threat. BAWA is funded entirely by donations and relies heavily on a staff of dedicated volunteers.
PURE CLEAN EARTH
Pure Clean Earth is a non-profit movement that aims to raise awareness of current world waste issues by demonstrating how much a single person can positively impact the environment by simply building small habits that aid the planet.
Our lives are surrounded by plastic, even unconsciously we consume it everyday. Itʼs in our food, in the clothes we wear and even in the air we breath. This plastic causes pollution, diseases, harms animals and destroys the natural environment.
Every plastic ever made is still roaming our beautiful earth, and only 5% is recycled, the rest ends up in landfills, rivers and oceans.
We are raising awareness through beach clean ups, campaigns, workshops, events, coaching and social media. Expanding the knowledge.
Our goal is to inspire the world to live a greater life without plastic.
Educate as many people and businesses as possible so they become aware of the impact of plastic in the environment and start making positive actions.
EVERY POSITIVE ACTION COUNTS!
Friends of the National Park Foundation (FNPF) is an Indonesian conservation not-for-profit organization working to protect wildlife and its habitat, at the same time as supporting local communities.
Their projects have been recognized globally by organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme, the Whitley Fund for Nature and the Rainforest Action Network.
You can help FNPF by sponsoring a current campaign, or making a donation towards the general running of our organization.
Sponsor the construction and installation of a Bali starling nestbox
Sponsor the care, rehabilitation and release of an endangered bird
Donate to our sea turtle monitoring and protection program
Give to our reforestation initiatives
Sponsor the reforestation of one hectare of orangutan habitat
Fund a scholarship for an Indonesian student
All donations are greatly appreciated and can be channeled directly to the cause of your choice. Please let us know at the payment which sector of fnpf you would like to support.
North Bali Reef Conservation
North Bali Reef Conservation is a Non-Governmental Organisation and volunteering program based in the small fishing village of Tianyar on the North East coast of Bali. Tianyar’s reef has potential to be a healthy and highly diverse coral reef but is currently in poor condition due to abusive and unsustainable actions in the past. Until the 1950s the Tianyar beach was a port for traders who used to anchor their ships on the reef. Before, it was also fashionable to harvest coral for it to be crushed into a fine white powder and used to show a families wealth when painted on the outside of their house. More recently, the marine ecosystem is under pressure from plastic pollution choking marine life as well as pressure from local fishermen. An urgent need to protect and conserve the reef was identified and in July 2017 North Bali Reef Conservation was founded by I Ketut De Sujana Mahartana, the founder of Volunteer in Bali Program and Zach Boakes, an undergraduate environmental scientist. Alongside our aim to restore and conserve Tianyar’s coral reef, we also aim to provide an alternative, sustainable livelihood to the local people. North Bali Reef Conservation has since started several environmental and sustainability projects focusing on education, mentality change, no take Marine Protection Area (MPA), pollution reduction, and the construction of artificial reef structures.
Tianyar’s coral reef needs your help! After years of unsustainable fishing practices large parts of the reef are now bare with little chance of coral to recover naturally. For these bare, sandy areas of Tianyar reef to be filled, thousands of artificial reef structures are needed.
To help meet this demand North Bali Reef Conservation offers an artificial reef structure sponsorship program, allowing sponsors to design their own structure and personalise it with their name, the name of a loved one or even the name of a business. The name will forever rest on the bottom of the ocean off the coast of North Bali, providing vital habitat for coral and reef fish. You will receive a certificate of sponsorship as well as updates when the structure is made, when the structure is deployed and yearly thereafter via email. Structures can take up to a month to be deployed so sponsor in advance.
HAkA is an Aceh based NGO. Our name stands for Hutan, Alam dan Lingkungan Aceh (Forest, Nature and Environment of Aceh).
HAkA strives for a stronger and healthier Aceh. We believe this is created through an empowered civil society whose members contribute to the wellbeing of the province by participating in activities that enhance environmental function to provide clean air, water and earth and to sustain forest, river and ocean. Protecting and restoring all of these elements is vital for community development and will result in a safer, more stable and peaceful Aceh that will benefit generations to come.
Our vision is the long-term health of Aceh Province – socially, financially and environmentally. The vision is based on scientific evidence of environmental functions and identification of what nature needs to survive and prosper. Scientific assessment of the environment underpins our social and political analyses of how to bring people together to act to enhance as opposed to destroy environmental function. This integrated approach drives our campaigns and is evident in our landscape protection and restoration projects.
HAkA recognises that the unique natural processes that drive our landscapes operate over great distances and long periods. This means we need to think big when we are planning for future nature conservation in Aceh, and appreciate interconnections with neighbouring ecosystems.
We depend entirely on donations to carry out our work. Support our team to protect and restore the Leuser Ecosystem, last place on earth where orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers co-exist in the wild. All four species are now Critically Endangered but together we can turn this around.
Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation
We enable children in Nairobi to access education.
Almost 60 million children do not have a basic education.
Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation is a charity that is non profit and non governmental organisation registered in 2010 to give support to the poor families with kids who are unable to go to school.
We help the families by enrolling their children to go to school, where we give them the best education possible. We also provide free educational writing materials such as books, textbooks, pens, and free school uniforms. We also offer sweaters, shoes, desks to sit on, and a classroom for lessons.
Your donation will help children to be in school.
Social Impakt provides high-impact ceramic water filters to improve
access to clean drinking water for rural communities in Indonesia. Their mission is to bring simple, eco-friendly life changing and enhancing technologies like water filters, solar lamps to remote areas (the last mile) and urban centers.
Nazava Water Filters are appliances to purify water at the household level without the need to boil water, use electricity, buy water. Using it improves health, increases disposable income and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. It enables households to access clean drinking water.