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Beautiful Uluwatu needs to fund it's now running rubbish and recycling system, plus we need a central sewage system at the beach!
Curtis Lowe
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The Uluwatu Project

We are passionate about saving Uluwatu. Your support and donations will be put to good use here in Indonesia. All donations through this site deposite directly to the Project Clean Uluwatu (PCU) bank account safely within the notable and registered non-profit organization GUS Foundation.

Who is Involved:

The brainchild of two residents, Jon and Ollie, PCU was formed when local NGOs teamed up with the surf industry, local businesses and residents.

Active members of the committee include:

Paola Cannucciari (ecoBali Recycling)

James Hendy (Rip Curl Asia)

Ollie Crowell and Tim Russo (Uluwatu Surf Villas)

Curtis Lowe 

Jon Huberman

Steve Palmer

Julianus (JDR B.S. Construction Company)

Ani Yulinda (GUS Foundation)

Antonio Portinari (Art In Surf)

Our Vision:

A future of clean and pristine waves stewarded by an environmentally conscious community that recognizes the special beauty and significance of Uluwatu.

Our Mission:

Plan, design, build and manage a solid and liquid waste infrastructure system to preserve and restore the ravine and cave ecosystems.

  • Become a sustainable, non-profit project assisted by the surf industry for the benefit of local residents, surfers and coastal visitors.
  • To be managed and operated by the local community for the benefit of the community and visitors to Uluwatu.
  • Create a successful case study that can be replicated in other ‘environmentally-troubled’ surf areas in Indonesia, and globally.

Accomplishments to date:

  • 30 tons of solid waste and rubbish were removed from the ravine in June of 2011.
  • Daily collection of rubbish from the Uluwatu cliffside shops and warungs, where local ladies were employed by GUS Foundation began shortly after.
  • 3 times weekly the rubbish that has been carried up the steps is collected by ecoBali RECYCLING.
  • A large permanent concrete waste bin constructed by the R.O.L.E. Foundation.
  • Distribution of over 40 organic and non-organic rubbish bins accompanied by educational talks by ecoBali.
  • Professional surveying and topographical mapping of the Cliffside and shop areas completed before final design of the Liquid Waste and Sewerage System were drawn up by JDR B.S. Consultants.
  • Formation of a local council on waste and growth in April 2012 merged with ESRU.
  • Construction of housing for the central processesing underway.

Next Steps:

Raise $35,000 USD to install and manage the proposed liquid waste system.

Build a composting area so all organic waste can go towards gardens in the future – and save energy, as it’s the one kind of waste that doesn’t need to be carried up the steps.

Complete the World Surfing Heritage site application.

Hand over management to the local committee.

Ensure the future of Uluwatu is bright and green!




 Awesome Place, Awesome People, Doing Awesome Things

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