All Finns Bali venues including Finns Beach Club are committed to our community and environment in Bali. We place high emphasis on helping those less fortunate to give something worthwhile back to the community.
On a local level our activities include support and the use of our venues complimentary to local sporting organisations, charities, schools, orphanages and disadvantaged children. We also have an ongoing education program for our staff on Clean and Green policies.
Reducing waste is a particular concern in Bali. Every little step is important, but they can all add up quickly. Finns Bali has taken steps to reduce paper usage, recycle paper and plastic, use grey water for gardening, separate and recycle trash and use alternative bags rather than plastic. A composting system has been successfully set up at Finns Recreation Club and is currently also being introduced to Finns Beach Club.
We encourage staff, members and guests to use their own water bottle for refilling due to environmental concerns and offer complimentary drinking water to refill. Income, which is created through recycling measures, is being added to our staff’s service charge.
Staff members of Finns Bali departments have been cleaning at Berawa beach for the past 5 years daily between 5am – 9am, resulting in many truckloads of rubbish being taken off the beach. Recently a fortnightly group cleaning has been introduced additionally, welcoming volunteers from the outside to join in as well!
The Cubby House Kids Club VIP Program supports less fortunate children of Bali. Each month a group of children are invited to Cubby House located at Finns Recreation Club (Rec Club) for playtime including a meal and a VIP TShirt. Return Transport to the place of residence is provided. To date we have hosted Jodie O’Shea, YKPA, Anugrah Boys & Girls Orphanges, William Booth Boys Home, Elisama Orphanage, Hope Children Home Bali, Yayasan Tawam Asi, Tunas Bangsa, Panti Asuhan Orphanages.
On the afternoon of Sunday 9th April 2017 Finns Beach Club and local surf brand, LOKO sponsored the Inaugural Keep Bali Clean Surf Challenge. This was a free community event with only a donation of RP 50,000 per person being requested. The aim was to increase awareness of the Keep Bali Clean campaign to all Bali residents and raise funds to support their 2017 projects such as presentations to educate primary school students, anti-littering advertisements on local TV station DEWATA TV at 6pm daily plus two new advertisements which are in the coming. Further a subsidized rubbish collection is in the planning, as well as the placement of compost bins in Canggu area.
A ‘Keep Bali Clean’ – star system will be introduced for hotels within Bali. With this system the hotels can receive a number of stars as reward to their recycle efforts, and for the support they give to Keep Bali Clean.
Almost IDR 10,000.000 were raised from donations and the sale of Keep Bali Clean merchandise. Finns will continue to work to improve rubbish disposal in the Berawa and Canggu areas to preserve our beautiful island of Bali.
We are always looking for ways to enhance our community efforts and to reuse our resources the best way we can.
At Finns we currently also:
- have reusable ‘Tas Pasar’ (carrier bags) printed, which we hand to our suppliers in order to prevent them from delivering our fruits & vegetables in plastic bags
- collaborate with a local company to implement sustainable take-away containers, paper/non-plastic straws and non-plastic bags to hand out to our guests at both properties
- at Finns Recreation Club we have asked our responsible staff team-members, to collect the tennis balls which are no longer used on the tennis court, and they are donated to organizations which look after orphaned and injured dogs
- give support to various projects, for example environmentally related, by giving them exposure through our newsletter
- collect paper items, which are suitable for art and craft, those are then given to the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage, in order for the kids to be able to expand their creativity
- attend BHA (Bali Hotel Association) meetings, in which environmental and energy saving topics are being discussed amongst the members and solutions are being sought out
- plan to expand our group/staff cleaning efforts, from not just cleaning the beach, but also cleaning the street leading upwards from Pantai Berawa, and past our property
- implement solar lighting to make use of renewable energy
Should you have questions regarding our community work, our charities and how you can get involved to help, or wish to join us for a beach cleanup, please contact our community management at email@example.com
‘From little things, big things grow’