Protecting the Earth starts at home

Do you have an updated, legal will in place to protect your loved ones? If you do, have you included a legacy gift to support your favorite cause? If your answer to either question is no, you’re not alone. Nearly half of all Americans over the age of 55 do … Read More

1,000 Face Masks

This week, the Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) Medical Center, our partner in Borneo, distributed 1,000 cloth face masks to community members confronting COVID-19 in Kayong Utara. By commissioning the production of cloth face masks, ASRI is empowering women who are grateful for the opportunity to supplement their income during this … Read More

What inspired you to join the Ironwoods?

In honor of Earth Month, we celebrated the monthly Ironwood donors who sustain our work for rainforest communities and the planet. Ironwoods, named for the strongest tree in Borneo, are a bright and reliable force, in good times and bad. Their monthly gifts help us respond quickly and creatively to new challenges like … Read More

The Last Day: ASRI Kids

A group of students in the ASRI Kids program recently celebrated their last of thirteen classes – with a final exam! They were asked to find the island they call home on a map, to identify photos of wildlife in the rainforest, to pick nutritious foods found in their village, … Read More

A New and Hopeful Legacy

Lisa Occhipinti is an artist based in Portland who is giving the chainsaws decommissioned at ASRI a new and hopeful legacy for generations to come.  Today, art is Lisa’s full-time job, but she was an artist long before her work was displayed in exhibits and public spaces around the country. … Read More

Meet Pak Didin

Pak Didin is originally from West Java, where he worked as a farmer. He moved to Sukadana 16 years ago after receiving an offer from his cousin to come and farm his land. Coming to Sukadana improved his economic situation and helped him support his family – he has a … Read More

Through New Eyes at BBBR

In late November, in partnership with eyewear company Essilor, ASRI organized a free eyeglasses distribution event in Mawang Mentatai and Nusa Poring villages, near Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (BBBR), our second site in Indonesia. Patients who attended were eligible for a free eye exam and a free pair of prescription and/or … Read More

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