Yumefukuro 8 (Kumamoto)
Description: This workcamp as a part of SCC (Stop Climate Change) project has been organized with NAP (Nobel Apolication of Plant resources) since 2016. NAP is a local NPO to recover natural ecosystem cycles by promoting the regeneration and rebirth of land & sea forests. It’s been hosting workcamps since 1992 that has made a significant impacts to create a forest on the reclaimed land which was built in the process of clearing the mercury from the bay. This forest bears new lives as a symbol of revival and is an important place to pray for the victims of Minamata Disease, as well as for the world to reflect on the effects of modern industrialization. As well as many other parts of Japan, bamboo trees, that was originally brought from China by human being, have been severely spreading and damaging the
Type of Work: Volunteers will work for 1. Trimming bamboo trees that can increase the whole amount to fix carbon in the forest. 2. Making bamboo charcoal from ones cut in the Work 1 to be used as fuel instead of oil as carbon offset project. 3. Other work such as harvesting paper mulberry trees, citrus fruits, onions, helping to run marine environmental education for middle school students and ocean life investigation (incl. scuba diving!).
Study Theme: Climate change, eco life, forests and future plan about Minamata. Bring some info.!
Accommodation: Volunteers house (Volunteers will borrow the bathrooms of neighbors that creates nice exchange). Cooked by volunteers. Sleeping bag is needed! Moved by the bicycle.
Requirements: Be able to ride a bicycle. High interest in environmental issues and their activities, big motivation to work hard, open mind, cooperation with others. Any experience and skills of the environmental work, Carbon research and Crowd funding are welcomed!
Approximate Location: South west in Kyushu islands.
Notes: Other activities: To join the local festival, exchange party, excursion, etc.