Friday, December 30, 2016

January 2017 Program

WED. Jan. 11 at 7PM  at Oak Grove Cremation Center 85 Cypress St. Manistee

Borneo's Forest Battle:  Palm Oil vs. the Rainforest

There are two islands in the world where orangutans still survive: Borneo and Sumatra.  The most ancient forests of the world here are rapidly being replaced by palm oil plantations as shown above while endangered wildlife struggle to survive.

We can all make more conscious decisions about our consumption of palm oil.  Join Amalia Fernand for an evening discussion on the endemic beauty of Borneo, the crucial fate of the gentle red ape, and what you really can do to help.  

Amalia will present a slideshow of breathtaking photos from her year spent in Borneo and her visit to Sumatra.  She worked directly with orangutan conservation and environmental education efforts, and developed a strong understanding of the current conservation issues that this ecological hotspot faces.

Amalia is an environmental educator and travel blogger, learn more at