Help us raise awareness about the forest fires in Borneo and win a festival pass
Borneo Orangutan in Sabangau – Photo by Bernat Ripoll Capilla & OuTrop
- Sabangau Forest burning – Photo by Bernat Ripoll Capilla & OuTrop
WHY WE NEED TO RAISE AWARENESS:
The island of Borneo is on fire. There have been 94,000 fires in the last 3 months, 40 million people are now breathing in toxic air, many, especially children, are dying from Acute Respiratory Infections with the quality of air between 300 and 3900, when the safe level is 50. Anything in this range is HAZARDOUS to everyone exposed. As the world’s oldest jungle burns, so do protected species including the orangutans – in certain parts, the orangutan conservation centers have lost touch with large populations of the primates. Approximately 10,000 orangutans have fled further into the jungle away from the fires – and it is feared that they could be burnt along with their habitat. On top of this, there is a massive water shortage, fire fighters are poorly equipped and volunteer fire fighters are going to help with nothing more than a bandana and flip flops. This could be the worst man-made disaster of the 21st century.
- Fire burning on Sabangau forest edge – Drone photo by OuTrop
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Design a T-shirt to tell the world that Borneo needs our help. The winning design will be produced by BaliSpirit Festival and 100% of the profits from the sales of the T-shirt will go to support the people and orangutans of Borneo. Interested? See below for design guidelines and terms of the contest.
IF YOU ARE NOT A DESIGNER…
…you can still help! We are offering 3-night music passes for Borneo and 100% of the ticket value, the FULL AMOUNT ($85) will fund relief efforts in Borneo. Whether you are coming to Bali or not, this is your chance to donate and make an impact now. Click here.
If you cannot participate or contribute, do what you can – help us spread the message by sharing this page with your friends and family.
T-SHIRT DESIGN GUIDELINES:
We are looking for a design coming from a place of loving the forest and by extension the earth, rather than focused on destruction.
We are looking for an educational message with heart-opening power.
Please use the BaliSpirit Festival logo as uploaded here, without changing any element of the logo design.
Other than that, you are free to use any color / text / message / graphic elements. You can submit your design to [email protected] by December 31, 2015.
WIN A FULL PASS TO THE BALISPIRIT FESTIVAL:
The BaliSpirit Festival Team will select 3 winning designs with corresponding 3 prizes: Full Festival Pass, Weekend Pass and Single Day Pass.
Please note: The winning designs will become the copyright of Yayasan Kryasta Guna and partners and may be changed/altered. All participating designs may be posted on social media or otherwise shared online.
We look forward to receiving your designs! The winners will be announced on our social media channels and via our email newsletter on January 3, 2016.
Written by : BaliSpirit