Ways to get involved
Join the Sun Bear Society: The most effective way to support our work is by pledging to donate on a recurring monthly basis. This allows for us to plan into the future and support grassroots advocacy more effectively.
To this end, we have a brand new member club! To join, simply click through to our donation page, type in the amount you would like to pledge and select “monthly” in the dropdown menu. You will be sent a digital media pack to share with your friends, and will be added to our Sun Bear Society list.
Donate: If you would like to make a once off donation, click here. Your support is the backbone of our fundraising efforts.
Host a Damming Our Future Film Screening: Help spread the word about what is happening in Borneo and help the Borneo Project raise funds, by throwing a Damming Our Future film screening! We will send you a DVD copy of the film, information about how to hold a movie showing, and the latest information about issues affecting Borneo. Click here to learn more and to order the “Damming Our Future” toolkit.
Volunteer: The Borneo Project is also always looking for volunteers in the Oakland, San Francisco, and Berkeley area! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information about volunteering and please remember to include your contact information in your email. We regret that we are not able to send volunteers to Borneo at this time.
ScoreSarawak.org: The Borneo Project’s online portal explores the realities of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy
Mongabay.com: Tropical rainforest conservation and environmental science news
SAVE Rivers: A group of concerned citizens in Sarawak, Malaysia, building a broad-based support to mobilize the public at large to speak up against the plans of the Sarawak State Government to build more new dams that are destructive to the people and ecosystems. SAVE Rivers is partnering with NGOs, CBOs, Indigenous Peoples and local communities in the dam affected areas. Follow them on Facebook too!
Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS): The Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia or Jaringan Orang Asal Se-Malaysia (JOAS) is the umbrella network for 21 community-based non-governmental organisations that have indigenous peoples’ issues as the focus. As the focal point for indigenous rights and advocacy in Malaysia, JOAS provides indigenous communities with representation not just nationally but regionally and internationally as well.
Borneo Resources Institute Malaysia Sarawak (BRIMAS): BRIMAS is an indigenous non-profit organization working at the grassroots level in Sarawak to educate indigenous communities about their rights, to promote community-based sustainable resource management and conservation, to empower their initiatives toward self-reliant and resilient communities, to assist in their pursuit of self-sufficiency and to ensure the survival of their traditional knowledge, arts and culture.
REDD Monitor: Analysis, opinions, news and views about Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)
Sarawak Report: Covering the issues affecting Borneo’s most threatened rainforest nation: corruption, palm oil, rainforest destruction and abuse of native communities
TONIBUNG: Sabah-based Friends of Village Development or Tobpinai Ningkokoton Kobuburuon Kampung brings cost-effective resource management solutions to under-served rural indigenous communities in the Malaysian states.
PPGIS.net: Great source of information on participatory mapping and mapping for community rights
The Bruno Manser Fund: Protecting the Rights of Penan Communities in Malaysian Borneo
International Rivers: International Rivers is at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them
Rainforest Action Network: Campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace
Renewable & Appropriate Energy Laboratory, UC Berkeley (RAEL): RAEL focuses on designing, testing, and disseminating renewable and appropriate energy systems. The laboratory’s mission is to help these technologies realize their full potential to contribute to environmentally sustainable development in both industrialized and developing nations while also addressing the cultural context and range of potential social impacts of any new technology or resource management system.
Life Mosaic Films: Wonderful educational films about the realities of environmental destruction in Borneo and elsewhere