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Your donations to Health In Harmony are vital. Read the stories below to see what you make possible for our planet.

Q&A with Mary Bemis, Owner of Reprise

Last month, as a part of Brands x Better, the owner of Reprise, Mary Bemis, reached out to Health In Harmony, wanting to donate 10% of her profits throughout the month of May to support our Emergency Fund. We were impressed with her clothing line, and how she works with … 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

50 Reasons to Become an Ironwood

To reflect on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and Earth Month, Health In Harmony is celebrating our Ironwood donors; supporters who have chosen to give monthly. These monthly gifts sustain our healthcare and conservation programs in good times and bad, and they help rainforest communities respond quickly and creatively … 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

Danish Students Visit ASRI

At the end of January, Danish students from Odsherreds Efterskole Highschool had the opportunity to visit ASRI for a week as a study tour destination. Their visit was a chance to collaborate with ASRI Kids and ASRI Teens. On their first day at ASRI, the students took a tour around … Read More

A Day in the Life: ASRI Kids

At ASRI, we aim to educate, as well as heal. One of our programs, ASRI Kids, is an afterschool opportunity for local children to learn more about health and conservation, and how the two concepts are interconnected. One of our interns, Echa, writes from Indonesia to share about the day-to-day … Read More

Dr. Alvi’s Journey from ASRI to Yale

Dr. Alvi is a doctor at ASRI, Health In Harmony’s cornerstone partner in Indonesia. He recently participated in a four-month professional exchange program at Yale University where he learned more about internal medicine and shared his knowledge of the connections between human health and the health of rainforests. His journey … Read More

Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Questions about our new offset program? Here’s a quick take and a quick story from Health In Harmony Executive Director, Jonathan Jennings. The climate emergency we face is urgent. We know we must reduce global carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 to avoid an irreversible shift. Meanwhile, emissions hit an all-time high … Read More

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