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Indonesia's Rimba Raya: World First REDD+ Project Validated for its Impact on all 17 SDGs

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 8:00pm

Rimba Raya is the first REDD+ project validated under the SD VISta Program for its impact on each of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), resulting from the project's various activities.

Key Points: 
  • Rimba Raya is the first REDD+ project validated under the SD VISta Program for its impact on each of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), resulting from the project's various activities.
  • This makes the Rimba Raya project become even more determined as a verifiable REDD+ conservation project with additional benefits for the environment and society, supporting people's lives and achieving an impact toward the 17 SDG goals," said Sylviana Andhella, Executive Director of Rimba Raya Conservation.
  • In January 2020, an independent third-party assessment was carried out by AENOR at the Rimba Raya project in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
  • Over the years, Rimba Raya project has introduced several economic incentives which are aimed at promoting community development, district government infrastructure and project area protection.

Rimba Raya's Sustainable Peatland Farmer Field School

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 3:10pm

The goal of these sessions was to help farmers improve their skills in cultivation and agriculture through our Peatland Farmer Field School (Peatland-FFS).

Key Points: 
  • The goal of these sessions was to help farmers improve their skills in cultivation and agriculture through our Peatland Farmer Field School (Peatland-FFS).
  • The sessions were attended by 2 Farmer Groups: Harapan Jaya from Jahitan Village, and Hijau Bakung Permai from Baung Village.
  • The farmer group from Rimba Raya working area participated at that time.
  • During the training sessions, farmer groups were encouraged to develop relationships for cooperation and networking with other farmer groups around the project area.

Paint Company PT Mowilex Helps Protect 65,000 Forested Hectares as Part of Carbon Neutral Certification Renewal

Monday, December 14, 2020 - 10:58am

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --PT Mowilex Indonesia (PT Mowilex) has renewed its carbon neutral certification, offsetting its carbon emissions with projects that promote energy savings, habitat conservation and responsible community development.

Key Points: 
  • JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --PT Mowilex Indonesia (PT Mowilex) has renewed its carbon neutral certification, offsetting its carbon emissions with projects that promote energy savings, habitat conservation and responsible community development.
  • "Informed by lessons learned during our 2019 carbon neutral certification process, we expanded energy conservation efforts across 11 PT Mowilex locations.
  • We also focused our carbon offset resources on projects here in Indonesia," said Tania Wakhidah Ariningtyas, Head of Environmental Affairs for PT Mowilex.
  • "The Rimba Raya REDD+ project addresses biodiversity conservation and sustainable communities, two areas of great importance to the PT Mowilex team."

Rimba Raya's Sustainable Peatland Farmer Field School

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 9:00pm

Central Kalimantan, INDONESIA, Dec 5, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - In November 2020, Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve (Rimba Raya) conducted training sessions aimed at strengthening the capacity of Farmer Groups (KT).

Key Points: 
  • Central Kalimantan, INDONESIA, Dec 5, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - In November 2020, Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve (Rimba Raya) conducted training sessions aimed at strengthening the capacity of Farmer Groups (KT).
  • The goal was to help them to improve their skills in cultivation and agriculture through our Peatland Farmer Field School (Peatland-FFS).
  • The sessions were attended by 2 Farmer Groups; Harapan Jaya from Jahitan Village, and Hijau Bakung Permai from Baung Village.
  • The farmer group from Rimba Raya working area participated at that time.

Building Environmental Awareness through Religious Leaders Training on Peatland and Conservation

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 7:00am

The project aims to consistently work towards achieving the UN's SDGs, both within the project area and the bordering villages.

Key Points: 
  • The project aims to consistently work towards achieving the UN's SDGs, both within the project area and the bordering villages.
  • In collaboration with the National Peatland Agency (BRG), Seruyan District Government, Rimba Raya conducted "Dai Gambut" Training on the 6-7 October 2020.
  • The training was aimed at promoting capacity building efforts, help increase knowledge regarding peatland restoration and to raise awareness in the importance of being environmentally friendly in our daily activities.
  • A religious approach can contribute to highlighting the importance of caring for our environment," said Ustad Rudi during a training session.

RIMBA Members Donate Thousands to the RI Community Food Bank

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 7:20pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 01, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Rhode Island Mortgage Bankers Association is pleased to announce that the #RIMBARelief campaign, in support of the RI Community Food Bank, was a tremendous success.

Key Points: 
  • PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 01, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Rhode Island Mortgage Bankers Association is pleased to announce that the #RIMBARelief campaign, in support of the RI Community Food Bank, was a tremendous success.
  • Over $18,000 has been raised to date, and members were on-hand to present an initial check of $10,000 to Food Bank representatives on September 17, 2020.
  • The campaign began in June in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and launched with a video appeal from the RIMBA Board to its members.
  • Additionally, once allowed, RIMBA members will be volunteering to assist the Food Bank with its distribution process.

Rimba Raya launches Seruyan River Cleanup Movement 2020

Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 10:00am

Seruyan, C Kalimantan, INDONESIA, Aug 29, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - In celebration of World River Day on September 27, Rimba Raya Conservation (Rimba Raya) has partnered with the Seruyan Regency Environmental Agency to launch the Seruyan River Cleanup Movement 2020 #satusampahseribubencana (one waste, one thousand disasters).

Key Points: 
  • Seruyan, C Kalimantan, INDONESIA, Aug 29, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - In celebration of World River Day on September 27, Rimba Raya Conservation (Rimba Raya) has partnered with the Seruyan Regency Environmental Agency to launch the Seruyan River Cleanup Movement 2020 #satusampahseribubencana (one waste, one thousand disasters).
  • As'ari addressing the opening ceremony at Seruyan River Cleanup Movement 2020
    The movement was launched with an opening ceremony in the pendopo (official house) of the Seruyan Regent, with the theme "Waste-Free River, Healthy Community, Beautiful Village".
  • During the Seruyan River Cleanup Movement, Rimba Raya will hold several activities.
  • In addition to the Seruyan River Cleanup movement, Rimba Raya, in cooperation with the Seruyan Regency Public Health Office, has launched the Floating Clinic Initiative aiming to provide health services to communities along the Seruyan River.