Bali is one of the island are very respect about the environment. Bali has “Tri Hita Karana”.
Tri Hita Karana is a traditional philosophy for life on the island of Bali. The literal translation is roughly the “three causes of well-being” or “three reasons for prosperity.”
The three causes referred to in the principle are:
- Harmony among people
- Harmony with nature or environment
- Harmony with God
It is derived from the Balinese spiritualism and beliefs, which promotes harmony among fellow human beings through communal cooperation and promoting compassion; harmony towards God, manifested in numerous rituals and offerings to appease deities and harmony with their environment, which strife to conserve the nature and promote the sustainability and balance of the environment. Tri Hita Karana is credited for the island’s prosperity as a whole, its relatively stable record of development, environmental practices, and the overall quality of life for its residents.
The principle of Tri Hita Karana guides many aspects of Balinese life, from daily rituals, communal work together cooperation practice, to spatial organization in Balinese architecture. It is also reflected in the natural irrigation system on the island known as subak, which consists of cooperatively managed weirs and canals that draw from a single water source.
If you ever hear about the reclamation in Tanjung Benoa to develop our tourism and our economy. The reclamation effect to the environment because any of ecosystem in Bali has damage and the bad thing is Bali will be sink. Most people in Bali disagree about the reclamation.