Green You - Green The World
Description: "Green You - Green the World” is an activity with the main aim is to promote social and environmental awareness at local level, mainly in Vietnam. Our main project site is Vung Tau - famous tourist city in the south of Vietnam. Its beautiful beach is suffering from marine litter by both local and tourists. Therefore, this camp hope to help in contributing directly to environmental protection by cleaning the coastline as well as allowing participants to learn about global and local environmental issues, especially regarding ocean plastic pollution.
Type of Work: For the main work, there will be two types of activities: Beach clean-up and organize activities for local kids/youths.
- Volunteers will join hands with local participants to do beach clean-up.
- Volunteers need to work together to create workshop/ lesson for children to increase their knowledge and share simple lifestyle practice for protecting environment. Aside from the main tasks, participants will also have chances to learn about Local Cultures and engage with each other through different fun bonding activities. At the end of the camp there will be a small event called “Environment for Peace” Day whereas we will promote Environmental Awareness, Sustainable lifestyle practice for Local people.
Study Theme: Environmental Issues in Vietnam & the world / Intercultural Awareness
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in local hostel or local homestay in Vung Tau with basic living conditions. Volunteers will be divided into team and take turn to cook.
Approximate Location: Vung Tau city, Vietnam
Notes: Our local partner is Chay Nhat Project. Chay Nhặt project, which is literally translated as running and picking up the trash in Vietnamese language, is a project with an objective to address plastic pollution in Vung Tau city, a well-known beach city located in the Southeast of Vietnam. As the name of project itself says, aside from running and cleaning up the ocean in Vung Tau city, Chạy Nhặt also focuses on education by hosting discussion with high school and university students on how to combat plastic pollution, and raising fund to give the tote bag to the students for free of charge so that they can reduce their reliance on using plastic bags.