For decades, The Borneo Project has supported indigenous land rights against destructive logging, oil palm plantations, and mega-development schemes. In 2016 TBP had a monumental victory when plans to build the Baram mega-dam were canceled after 6 years of protests. TBP is now promoting and building diversified and appropriate renewable energy systems such as micro-hydro and solar.
Together with its partners, The Borneo Project is confronting and changing the paradigm of top-down, harmful development. The project is part of a global movement that is working to shift our society to be life-centered and guided by indigenous world-views.
These mico-hydro projects would serve as sustainable energy alternatives to mega-dams which threatened to displace thousands of people and flood hundreds of square miles of pristine tropical forests. She has also worked extensively with organizations like Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, Nature Conservancy, Grand Canyon National Park, and more to protect ecosystems and create sustainable management plans.