BALI – In a world that is quickly turning into a selfish and often a needy society, it is no wonder that the idea of being a philanthropist is not the main topic of conver- sation among individuals and groups. Although it is less common today, as it may have been in years or centuries, it is not an idea that has completely died. This is because the examples of philanthropist can be found all around through acts of kindness.
There are a few true eco warrior and there are people who aren’t happy just donating time or money to environmental charities, but those whose work had as profound an impact on the drafting of a bill or the success of a project.
Support by influential people such as H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco, Melinda Gates, Susi Pudjiastuti, Love & O2 is an awareness campaign, a call for Mother Earth, to preserve and protect the rainforest of Indonesia and inspire people to follow their steps and helps in every little way they can.
Founded In 2016 by Delia Von Rueti , Love & O2 donated 2500 hectares of land with the dream of building the first tropical rainforest park to be enjoyed by generations, the land is permanently changed it from agricultural land to High Conservation Value (HCV).
The Friends of the Rainforest Park is located in the incredible ecosystem of Central Kalim- antan, and is positioned right outside the town of Muara Teweh (7km from Beringin Airport). They welcome everyone to come visit and help them to plant more trees, or simply see what they have been achieved, as its called ‘Bumiku Untukmu’. ‘This is actually an invitation, how we can love our self maybe a little bit more. “Mu” it means us and “Ku” is our children, our future and our next generation. “I’m not linked to any NGO or other Charitable Organization. This is simply my donation to the country I love. We sell our merchandise in the knowledge that all the profit from each one bought will help protect, plant and maintain the park. Actions speak louder than words. “ said Delia.
Through this project She aims to inspire people to help in every little way they can. Starting from adding a plant in their garden. She hopes her campaign will grow and reach every corner of Indonesia, as well as the rest of the world. Much more needs to be done and with everyone help we can make this world a better place.
In order to save and maintain the rainforest and gather people to involve with a little help, Love & O2 do some initiatives by producing their own product such as T-shirt and scarf lov- ingly design by Delia herself. By purchasing each product it will go towards planting and upkeep of a tree within the tropical park. Not only fashion product Love & O2 has another brand called ‘Overdozz With Love from Bali’, a healthy food that usually known as granola, contain 10 healthy ingredients. Trough purchasing their Brainfood, people help Love & O2 protect with 15% from the profits as its tagline “Save the Rainforest while you eat breakfast”.
Everyone and anyone can be a philanthropist by simply having a desire to do good and im- prove human welfare – and doing good. All of these small things add up to make a big impact that can truly change someone’s life for the better.