The Bumi Langit Institut is a Muslim organic farming cooperative located about an hour outside of Yogyakarta.
At Bumi Langit, they strive to live off the grid (hence the solar panels), and use biogas systems to generate gas for cooking.
There is also a focus on permaculture farming, a farming design method meant to create a self-maintaining, integrated habitat system.
There is also an emphasis on the idea that being good environmental stewards is essential to the Islamic faith.
Despite the negative news hitting the headlines recently about the high volumes of plastic waste in the ocean here, Indonesia was a pioneer of the “Green Islam” movement.
In 1887, in order to combat growing unrest and conflict over scarce resources, the Pesantren Gulak-Gulak school was founded to teach environmentally sustainable practices in an Islamic religious context.
Today there are many such schools, including a school called Ilmu Giri, founded in 2003 by Nasruddin Anshory, whose work in environmental education was recognized by the 2007 UN Climate Change Conference in Bali.
Hugo and I just spent the morning touring the farm, but they have many educational programs available for visitors.
If you are interested in reading more about Bumi Langit Institut, please see their website.
For more information about Islam and environmentalism, I invite you to check out the Islamic Foundation For Ecology And Environmental Science (IFEES), a UK-based charity focused on environmental conservation.