“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” Jacques Cousteau.
Blue Karma has joined forces with a group of sustainable businesses on Bali to create a network of water refill stations initially called Refill Bali, an initiative to make Bali a refillable island – in which filling up your water bottle from one of the refill stations is an everyday thing. Be it a hotel, a shop, warung or retreat, these mindful businesses offer the traveller a refill of clean water from a gallon or Nazava water filter. Refill Bali is a great showcase of the tourist industry making a commitment to preserving Bali’s eco-system.
We are very proud to see Refill Bali expanding in neighbouring islands and countries! Refill Bali is now Refill My Bottle. To map the initiative, Refill My Bottle has published an easily accessible google map of all places where you can refill your water bottle. Check the map to find the location of the nearest refill point or look for the Refill My Bottle sticker in the window to refill your bottle.
Why do we do it?
The Balinese people traditionally used only organic materials leaving no waste behind. With the introduction of plastics, rapid growth and globalisation, no time was left to teach sustainable ways of handling plastic waste to locals. As a result, non-biodegradable waste is now covering Bali and polluting rivers, oceans and being burned on daily basis. By supporting Refill My Bottle, you can help reduce plastic waste and raise awareness about protecting our natural resources.
Making a good thing happen!
On a lighter note, the Refill My Bottle network plans not only to offer clean water at the refill stations but also encourages the exchange of positive messages, really driving home the community spirit. Some water gallons or Nazava water filters will be equipped with three pockets, a few pieces of paper and pens for travellers to send messages of hope and inspiration by writing or creating a drawing for the next person to use the station.
“Write the names of those you love, the message for the coming days. Draw everything that you wouldn’t dare to say. Everywhere around us, there are signs of hope. Draw images from your dreams. Write the strengths of your dreams, your hopes with graffiti shapes. Write so that love could rise one day in this sleeping world.” Sandro Madaire, one of the founders of Refill My Bottle initiative, shares his inspiration in this message.
Blue Karma Secrets is excited to do a collaboration program with Solemen Indonesia. Solemen Indonesia is one of the most respected and trusted charities in Bali. Started in 2011, Solemen Indonesia has given hope, created smiles and made positive changes. Solemen Indonesia is an Indonesian non-profit foundation that provides direct support and funding for the disadvantaged and ‘diffabled’ (differently abled) in Bali. Their Outreach Programs benefit the poor, the disadvantaged, the diffabled, the homeless, and the marginalized in Bali. Bringing hope and sustainable solutions to those who remain hidden from public view and are separated from easy access to medical treatment has been the charity’s goal. To learn more about Solemen Indonesia, check out their website www.solemen.org
As a part of our community service program to give back to the communities, Blue Karma Secrets would like to help Solemen Indonesia make a difference. We have created a ‘Buy A Teddy’ program, where all proceeds from the doll’s sale will go towards supporting and funding Solemen Indonesia programs and operations. You can find our dolls inside every room at Blue Karma Secrets. For more information, you can inquire our concierge. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +62 361 737898.