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Adventures in the Rain Forest: Reflections on the 2015 Friendship Tour

Aug 26th, 2015
at Tanjung Puting

By Mike Kanaga – Seattle, WA My wife Peggy and I recently had the privilege of traveling to Indonesia to tour the ASRI facility in Borneo as part of the 2015 Health In Harmony Friendship Tour. We both had a bit of trepidation about this trip – half way around the world, different culture and…

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A Crisis Averted: The second fire in Laman Satong

Aug 12th, 2015
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By Annie Jones A brush fire threatened the Laman Satong reforestation site over Idul Fitri holiday week. This is the second fire in the same reforestation site that experienced a devastating fire 2 years ago that took out hundreds of trees and most of ASRI reforestation team’s hard work. The fire is assumed to be…

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What We’re Reading: July 2015

Jul 29th, 2015
via World Wildlife Fund (Photo: Zig Koch)

1. “Over 80% of future deforestation confined to just 11 places” by the World Wildlife Fund A recent study published by the WWF found that by 2030, 80% of the world’s deforestation will be confined to 11 locations — 10 of which are in the tropics. These 11 regions are known as “deforestation fronts”, and the…

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Bringing the Hospital to the Community

Jul 27th, 2015
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Today is hospital groundbreaking! What an incredibly exciting day to share with you all. In light of today, we’d like to share a story from Annie Jones, the On-Site Communications Manager, who documented the community meetings for the hospital in June. It was a big week in Sukadana! In between meetings with the contractors, the team met with…

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What We’re Reading: June 2015

Jun 23rd, 2015
via Smithsonian Magazine (Phototreat/iStock)

1. The Sustainia100 guide to the world’s most innovative sustainable solutions Sustainia is a Danish think tank with a dignified award committee that includes Arnold Schwarzenegger and members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Health In Harmony and ASRI were honored to be featured in the Health…

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Rotary Clubs Listened: Telling the Story is the First Step

Jun 17th, 2015
The final check!

By Jo Whitehouse, Health In Harmony’s Board Chair who lives in San Francisco, CA Last year, I teamed up with Frances Boscacci, a wonderful person who has an open heart and believes that we all share this little boat called Planet Earth. She is from Nicaragua and passionate about helping others help themselves. Her smile would melt an igloo at…

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Side-by-Side: Hospital vs. Clinic

Jun 12th, 2015
Hospital vs. Clinic

We’re sure you’ve noticed that lately, we’ve been talking a lot about building ASRI’s Community Hospital and Training Center. What’s so great about this hospital, you ask? Well, I’ve created a side-by-side comparison for you, so you know exactly why this hospital is so important:   The benefits are clear. More than 250 people and organizations have already…

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