Eco Rating Bali Ecovillage

Name of property Bali Ecovillage
Person completing this form Miss Ronnie
Position Volunteer Eco Consultant
Address of property Lawak Village, Jalan Pelaga-Catur, Belok/sedan, Bali
Country Indonesia
Phone number including country code and area code +6281999886035
Web site Bali Eco Village
E-mail balieco@hotmail.com
Type of property Eco Resort
Number of rooms or cottages 8
Maximum number of guests 27
Eco memberships
Eco ratings, certifications, awards
  • Do you have a written environmental or social sustainability policy?     YES

If yes, please attach.

  • Do you have a written environmental management system?                  YES
  • If yes, please attach.

 

  • Describe the property – aim, size, facilities, amount of land owned and leased  (150 words max): Built on 2 hectares of land leased from Indonesians, Bali Ecovillage has unique buildings constructed out of bamboo. With a clean water source, large productive organic garden, farm animals and hydro power source it can be completely self sufficient.

 

  • Describe the location, including distance to nearest town and size of town (100 words max) 2 hrs drive to the remote mountains of northern Bali from Denpasar (Bali’s Capital city)
  • Describe WHY you made the decision to develop an eco resort (100 word max) Bali Ecovillage was designed and constructed by a passionate Italian who spent many years as a wilderness tour guide in Papua New Guinea and West Timor. He wanted to preserve the beauty and integrity of the landscape.

 

Introduction to the Butterfly Club’s Eco Rating

The Butterfly Club Eco Rating has five equally-weighted categories:

  • Energy;
  • Water;
  • Recycling and waste;
  • Land and nature conservation; and
  • Community.

Each category has five levels, designated by one to five butterflies.  Through self assessment, resort operators completing this rating will determine their own levels within each category based on their responses to items listed below.

Two categories – energy and water – have similar rating systems with Levels 1 and 2 addressing conservation of existing resources, and Levels 3, 4 and 5 addressing creation of renewable energy or capturing water.

Level five in every category also requires written sustainability policies or environmental management systems to: (1) monitor and record consumption; (2) test and apply additional conservation methods; and (3) work towards specific targets.   We require a copy of your policies if you achieve level 5 in any category.

Eco Rating Bali Ecovillage Energy

Levels 1 and 2 – conservation: Check all that apply:

YES  use natural air circulation and fans, not air conditioners
YES  use natural light during the day
YES minimize use of fossil-fuel powered vehicles, machines and equipment
YES  use “on demand” or solar heating for hot water
YES air dry clothes/linens
YES  wash dishes by hand
YES  use energy efficient appliances and electronics
YES  use low wattage fluorescent or LED light bulbs
YES  change linens, tablecloths, napkins upon request
YES switch off lights when not used
Other energy conservation activities? Please list:

Level 1 = four or fewer energy conservation activities

Level 2 = five or more energy conservation activities

Levels 3, 4 and 5 – renewable energy: Indicate proportion (%) of energy from each source:

___  solar
___  wind
50%  hydro
10%  generator
40%  public utility
Other energy sources? Please list:

100% TOTAL
How were these proportions developed?
We use as little of public utility as possible but hydro still has it’s limitations in terms of reliability and output. We are happy to achieve 50%

Level 3 = renewable energy is employed and is less than 1/3 of all energy

Level 4 = renewable energy constitutes 1/3 – 2/3 of all energy

Level 5 = renewable energy constitutes 2/3 or more of all energy.  In addition, there are written sustainability policies or environmental management systems to: (1) monitor and record energy consumption; (2) test and apply additional energy conservation methods; and (3) work towards specific energy targets.

Attach a copy of your policies if you achieve Energy Level 5 (required).

Your Energy Level (select 1 – 5) =   4

Eco Rating Bali Ecovillage Water

Levels 1 and 2 – conservation: Check all that apply:

YES low flow faucets and showerheads
YES  low water use toilets
YES change linens, towels, tablecloths, and napkins upon request
___use table mats that can be wiped and not laundered
YES  use biodegradable laundry detergent, dish soap and hand soap
YES treat swimming pool with chlorine-free processes
Other water conservation activities?  Please list.

Level 1 = three or fewer water conservation activities

Level 2 = four or more water conservation activities

Levels 3, 4 and 5 – capture and treat fresh water and manage waste water. Capture water: Indicate proportion (%) of water from each source:

40%  spring
50%  river
___  rain
10%  reuse gray
___  public utility
Other water sources? Please list.

100% TOTAL

Fresh water treatment: how is captured fresh water treated?
Being in a high rainfall area, have an abundance of clean fresh water from spring and river. No treatment is neccessary. We are high up in the mountains with no development above us.
Waste water management:
YES septic tanks
YES cesspools
YES  other? List methods: Waste Water gardens: no harmful water is returned to the environment

Level 3: Water is captured (from springs, rivers, rain or prior use) and constitutes less than 1/3 of water from all sources.  Water is treated chemically.  Water disposal does not minimize damage to coral reefs and rain forests

Level 4:  Captured water constitutes 1/3 to 2/3 of all water.  Water is treated naturally. Water disposal minimizes damage to coral reefs and rain forests

Level 5:  Captured water constitutes more than 2/3 of all water.  Water is treated naturally. Water disposal minimizes damage to coral reefs and rain forests.   In addition, there are written sustainability policies or environmental management systems to: (1) monitor and record water consumption; (2) test and apply additional water conservation methods; and (3) work towards specific water targets.

Attach a copy of your policies if you achieve Water Level 5 (required).

Your Water Level (select 1 – 5):  5

Eco Rating Bali Ecovillage Recycling and waste

Check all that apply:

YES   use durable service items, e.g. cups, glasses, dishes, tableware, storage items
YES   buy fresh and local to reduce packaging and emissions from transportation
YES   purchase in bulk to reduce packaging
YES   recycle paper, glass, plastic, aluminum (Through Eco Bali Recycling)
YES   minimize emissions from fossil-fuel powered vehicles, machines & equipment
YES  zero waste in the kitchen
YES   serve local water, not bottled water
YES  cleaning products are biodegradable
YES  compost organic matter
Other methods to recycle waste? Please list.

 

Level 1 = four or fewer recycling activities

Level 2 = five recycling activities

Level 3 = six recycling activities

Level 4 = seven recycling activities

Level 5 = eight or more recycling activities.  In addition, there are written sustainability policies or environmental management systems to: (1) monitor and record recycling and waste; (2) test and apply additional recycling and waste conservation methods; and (3) work towards specific recycling and waste targets.

Attach a copy of your policies if you achieve Recycling and Waste Level 5 (required).

Your Recycling and Waste Level (select 1 – 5):  5 

Eco Rating Bali Ecovillage Land and nature conservation

Check all that apply:

YES   minimize tree removal when building
YES   use only botanical (plant-based) herbicides & pesticides in garden & grounds
YES   maintain organic gardens as food source for resort
YES   use biodegradable cleaning products
YES   minimize external illumination
YES   take additional specific actions to preserve the local habitat.
YES  Landscaping with native plants
Please list actions and projects:

  • Bamboo planted to stabilise slopes
  • All gardens planted from local cuttings or seeds
  • Large productive organic garden supplies resort, local markets and city restaurant
  • When satellite internet dish was obscured by tree growth, satellite dish was relocated at great expense instead of removing trees.

Level 1: one or two land and nature conservation activities

Level 2: three land and nature conservation activities

Level 3: four land and nature conservation activities

Level 4: five land and nature conservation activities

Level 5: six or more land and nature conservation activities.  In addition, there are written sustainability policies or environmental management systems to: (1) monitor and record land and nature conservation activities; (2) test and apply additional land and nature conservation methods; and (3) work towards specific land and nature conservation targets.

Attach a copy of your policies if you achieve Land and Nature Conservation Level 5 (required).

Your Land and Nature Conservation Level (select 1 – 5):  5

Eco Rating Bali Ecovillage Community

This category addresses policies and activities regarding staff, guests, suppliers and other members of the community.

Check all activities that apply:

YES  hire staff residing near the resort          100% local nationals
YES  use local suppliers                                 80%  goods produced locally
YES  re-invest resort income locally            100% income re-invested locally
YES  pay above local prevailing wage
___  pay into local social security
___  provide health insurance or coverage
YES use regular staff meetings to educate staff about sustainable processes throughout the resort, in the garden, with waste disposal, etc
YES provide educational awareness programs for staff, guests, suppliers and other members of the local community
YES  provide sustainable transport to work for staff
YES  take additional specific actions to support the local community. Please list actions and projects.

  • English Classes for staff.
  • Rubbish collection & Recycling Education in village and local schools
  • Assist in responsible clean up after local ceremonies
  • Provide on site accommodation for staff
  • Allow staff to bring young children to work and promote breastfeeding during work hours (babies brought in by grandparents)

___  Have enrolled your staff in any personal green training/certification schemes such as ecohelpline.com green leaf certification.

Level 1: one or two community activities

Level 2: three to five community activities

Level 3: six to seven community activities

Level 4: eight to nine community activities

Level 5: ten or more community activities.  In addition, there are written sustainability policies or environmental management systems to: (1) monitor and record community activities; (2) test and apply additional methods to support the community; and (3) work towards specific community targets.

Attach a copy of your policies if you achieve Community Level 5 (required).

Your Community Level (select 1 – 5):  5

YOUR OVERALL ECO SCORE (add your level for each category and divide by 5and enter the result with the decimal point, e.g. 3.6): 4.8

We have three final questions which are not part of the eco rating: 

  1. Please describe your single most important eco achievement:  Creating a unique bamboo structure to generate public interest in Eco Tourism.

 

  1. Indicate additional sustainable practices that you plan to institute within the next 6 months. Expand use of hydro power by storing daylight power in batteries for use at night for internal lighting.
  1. Is there anything else you would like to add to this eco rating? I am a long stay guest at Bali Ecovillage. I wanted to complete this rating and sponsor (pay for) the Bali Ecovillage listing on your site out of my gratitude for being allowed to stay here while I recovered from an illness. Clean water, clean air, clean food and clean energy along with loving and caring Balinese staff is just what I needed. Yours sincerely… Miss Ronnie