Virtual camp Environmentally Aware - Learn from home
Description: Maybe you were prepared to join an environmental camp and work outdoors in nature, perhaps planting trees or building hiking paths. Maybe you wanted to support a non-profit cause, a festival or a social or environmental project. Maybe you were prepared to join a SEEDS Environmental camp and volunteer in Iceland for 10 days. At this moment, however, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, borders are closed, flights are suspended and entire countries are in lockdown. That means, of course, that it is impossible for many volunteers to travel. It also means that workcamps which were planned for the next few weeks have to be postponed or cancelled. But looking on the bright side it is still possible to meet people from all over the world online! So join us in this virtual camp!
Type of Work: What will we be working on together? SEEDS camp leaders will be creating opportunities for you to focus on different current environmental and sustainability issues through a selection of workshops and activities online. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travellers. During this camp participants can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental topics such as: climate change, waste management, sustainable solutions & other environmental topics. There will be two to three different sessions each day. Participants are also encouraged to join the weekly challenge that will be published on SEEDS Instagram channel. The sessions we offer include:
Study Theme: Plant-based Cooking & Baking Classes + Fun Environmental Quiz +Eco Friendly Cleaning Products Tips + DIY Selfcare Products Workhshop +Concious Consumerism Workshop Note this project is a learning/sharing camp, so we encourage everyone to share their knowledge and participate actively in this learning process. Bring your own ideas and let’s be creative together! When your application gets accepted, you will receive an invitation for the Virtual camp common area and you will need to create an account for it, which is free as well.
Accommodation: Your own home! It might not be a brand new experience, but hey, you might be missing out on sharing a room with the whole workcamp group or having to make a schedule for the showers. Is that really so bad...? Plus, in our virtual camp, you might have a chance to see how different homes all over the world look!
Language: English will be the language in the camp; conversational skills are required.
Requirements: Internet connection, and a laptop camera and microphone.
Approximate Location: This camp takes place online. It is accessible to everybody with a working internet connection. No borders, no visa, no need to travel, so you are saving CO2-emissions which is really nice for our beautiful planet! While it is important to keep physical distance at the moment, we can create social proximity in the digital world. We believe that especially in times as challenging as these, it is important to raise our voices for solidarity and international friendship.
Notes: : There is no application fee for this camp, but you are of course welcome to support our work financially on a voluntary basis. Applicants need to send us a concise motivation letter stating their interest to join. You must attend at least 80% of the activities and complete the homework and assignments in order to receive a certificate of attendance. Once accepted, you will receive a link to the Virtual camp common area and you will need to create an account.