Calendar of Events

Orang Utan Republik Foundation volunteers will be doing outreach, education and fundraising events on a continuous basis in communities across the country and around the world.  This page will list those events that are open to the public where you or your friends can learn more about and support OURF’s efforts to raise awareness in order to save the species.  If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact us at info@OrangUtanRepublik.org.  We can discuss various ways you can get involved to make a difference.


DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA—MARCH 2019

Event:  Save the Tapanuli orangutan

Location:  Philz Coffee, 801 S Hope St, Los Angeles, California 90017

Date & Time:  Thursday, March 21, 2019- 12:00pm-1:30pm

 

Description of Event: In 2017 scientists identified the Tapanuli orangutan as a distinct species, a sensational discovery which drew headlines around the world. These orangutans, found exclusively on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, are one of just eight species of great apes on the planet (including us). With only 800 left, they now face the imminent threat of extinction. A massive hydroelectric dam, financed by the Bank of China, would permanently fragment their habitat, and thus drastically reduce their genetic viability. 

Major update: due to widespread international pressure to save the Tapanuli orangutan, the Bank of China made an unprecedented commitment to enter negotiations with some of our partners. They are considering pulling funding for the Batang Toru dam, a project which would mean near-certain extinction for the Tapanuli. 

We're holding off on protesting Bank of China while in the midsts of negotiations. However, we are moving ahead with rallying at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Mandarin is owned by Jardine Matheson, a company that is highly complicit in orangutan habitat destruction. We know that Jardines has the influence needed to stop the Batang Toru dam--but we need them to ACT. 

Join us as we hold a meet-up at Philz Coffee in Downtown Los Angeles. FREE tickets at:https://www.facebook.com/events/2316965941884018 


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ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA—MARCH 2019

Event: Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair (LAEEF)

Location:   Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007

Date & Time: Saturday, March 30⋅9:00am – 3:00pm

Description of Event:  OURF/TOP-USA will be at the Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair. The Fair aims to inspire sustainable living through education opportunities, local connections, and community empowerment. Join local environmental resources and learn about lifestyle solutions that impact the health of our planet through hands-on activities and interactive presentations. The Fair is FREE.  More info at https://amerikson.wixsite.com/laeef1 


Childrens Earth DayCULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA—APRIL 2019

Event: STAR Eco Station-Children's Earth Day

Location: 10101 Jefferson Blvd.  Culver City, CA 90232

Date & Time: Sunday, April 7 ⋅ 10:00am – 4:00pm

Description of Event: OURF will be participating at this popular event for kids. Come out and see us. 

STAR Eco Station is celebrating its  annual Children’s Earth Day on Sunday, April 7th  from 10AM-4PM! STAR Eco Station, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit exotic wildlife rescue and environmental science center, is excited to invite you to participate in our yearly celebration of the planet we call home.  Eco-conscious visitors are all coming together to enjoy booths with innovative ways to go green, food, games, live performances, and celebrity appearances. 

For More Information contact Erika: at 310-842-8060 or email: ecostation@starinc.org; more about STAR Ecostation at www.ecostation.org 


Vegfest LA

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA—MAY 2019

Event: VEGFEST LA

Location:  6004- 6076 Woodley Avenue, Encino, CA

Date & Time:  Sunday, May 5- 10:30am-6:30pm

Description of Event:  OURF will be participating in the fabulous Veg-Fest LA in Woodley Park.  Plan for a magnificent day filled with entertainment, education, and enlightenment. The combination of great music, empowering speakers, environmental, humanitarian and animal welfare non-profits, kids' activities and a delicious food court make for an earth-friendly experience that is sure to be inspiring and enjoyable for all.

For More Information visit: http://vegfestla.org/home/


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - JUNE 2019

Event: OURF'S PONGO ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS & FUNDRAISER

Location: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Date & Time:  Thursday, June 27 - 7:00pm- 10:00pm - SAVE THE DATE

Description of Event:  OURF will be holding the 6th Annual Pongo Environmental Awards and Fundraiser benefiting the OURF and its many programs.  OURF will honor a new group of individuals and organizations that have contributed to the improved understanding and appreciation of orangutans and endangered species, rainforest habitat, and for improving conditions for orangutans and other animals globally

More information will be posted soon.