Nirwana Cares

Our Commitment


Nirwana Bali Golf Club and Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali are committed to the protection and enhancement of their natural environment, the wellbeing of their employees and immediate community and the preservation of traditional Balinese culture.

Visionary goals


  • To be the leader in environmental and social responsibility for Golf Resorts in Indonesia.

  • To educate and empower the local community in actively enhancing their social wellbeing and their environment.

Desired Impacts on our Community


We aim to focus our impact mainly on our local community, first and foremost.

Social:

  • Reinforce pride and confidence in local Balinese culture

  • Give the local community access to a satisfying career and professional development

Environmental:

  • Educate the local community on the importance of preserving the environment (reducing and cleaning waste and garbage, preserving animal and plant life, etc.)
  • Give the means to achieve efficient and sustaining agriculture (urban agriculture, compost management, providing seeds and seedlings, rice culture)

  • Reducing our negative impacts (water and electricity consumption, generating waste)

Economic:

  • Give our local community the means to live well and healthy by providing employment for a large number of family members
  • Encourage local artisans by buying locally and providing a platform for them to sell their products at the resort


Nirwana’s Environnemental Initiatives

Curent Environnemental Initiatives:


  • We practice the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)
  • The golf course is irrigated using reclaimed treated effluent (TSE) water, derived from the entire resort and treated on site. Using recycled water removes any negative impacts on the local water table.

  • We use an upgraded variable frequency drive (VFD) irrigation pumping station and automated software to minimize water use, while also reducing electricity consumption.

  • A property-wide recycling program is actively in place.  Glass, paper and plastic are separated and sent for reuse or recycling.

  • Organic waste is composted on site.  We have also implemented a plastic-reduction program to reduce waste taken off site. The golf cart fleet is 100% electric which is part of our “Emissions Reduction” program

  • The Agronomy team has built and is managing an organic garden, which is a pesticide free zone.  The garden serves as an educational tool on alternative agriculture and the vegetables are served in our restaurants.

  • An Integrated Pest Management Program is in place to reduce the use of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides throughout the property.

  • The kitchens collect and compost all organic waste.  This compost is then used in the organic garden and the landscape beds around the resort.

  • The resort has retro fitted the majority of lights with power saving LED light bulbs.

  • Bamboo is harvested for use on construction and landscape projects, such as installing tree stands and making tool handles used in the rice paddies.

  • Local varieties of rice have been selected and planted, which reduces water and pesticide use in the rice fields. Red and Black rice are being used in trial fields.

  • We remove tons of garbage that wash up on our shores weekly.

  • We are reducing turfgrassed areas and replacing them with low maintenance ground covers to minimize water and fertilizer requirements.

We have identified and declared certain areas around the resort as protected habitats for plants and wildlife.  We are reducing all maintenance to only a minimum in these areas we wish to protect.


(IPM) Integrated Pest Management Program


By definition IPM is an “ecological approach to agricultural pest control that integrates pesticides/ herbicides into a management system incorporating a range of practices for economic control of a pest.”

Implementing our IPM program starts with these six steps:

  1. Accepting Pest Level
  2. Preventative Cultural program using Best Maintenance programs

  3. Monitoring

  4. Mechanical Controls

  5. Biological Controls

  6. Responsible Pesticide Use. (Selection of pesticide is focused on using products with naturally occurring materials)

Social Responsibility Initiatives


Nirwana Bali Golf Club is committed to the protection and enhancement of the 19 heritage sites located throughout the golf course.
These sacred Hindu Temples are still used today for the local community and our associates to worship and pray daily.
Every six months each temple is decorated for a full day Hindu ceremony.

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We purchase as many products from the local community to assist in creating jobs and building the local economy. Items such as our golf bag stands and tee markers are all hand crafted by local artists and carpenters.

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Nature and Culture – Guest Experience

Ecotourism Activities


Nirwana Bali Golf Club has preserved the traditional Balinese rice fields throughout the golf course and is reintroducing local varieties of rice on holes 3, 6 and 8. Using traditional Balinese practices for cultivating the soil, hand planting rice and harvesting with scythes, our guests are provided a unique cultural experience while playing a round of golf on our world class 18 hole golf course.   Guests at the hotel can also try their hand at planting and harvesting with our expert and learn more about growing rice, a staple of Balinese cuisine.

Our Executive Chef, Brad Froehlich alongside the RB&E team have created their very own local organic garden, many natural ingredients on the menus come from this garden.

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