Description: UrbanAct International Workcamp will gather 12 volunteers to foster community action to contribute for awareness raising activities regarding the sustainable development to prevent climate change in Agualva – Cacém, Sintra . Portugal.
Our main aims will be:
- Create a community Eco-Space made of materials that would go to waste, such as tires, wooden pallets, plastic caps,…
- Promote awareness raising activities for the community about sustainable development in “Aqui ao Lado” festival and other opportunities.
- Motivate the participants to contribute in their daily lives for the prevention of climate change after the project.
- Promote the practical participation of youngsters in actions that actively contribute for sustainable development and climate change prevention.
Type of Work: The main tasks will be:
- Development and implementation of awareness raising activities for the community about sustainable development and climate change prevention in “Aqui ao Lado” Festival and other places.
- Design, create and decorate a community Eco-Space that will be made of waste materials.
- Environmental protection action in Sintra Mountain natural area.
- Clean up activity of a public park
Accommodation: The accommodation will be in bedrooms of 6 people (splitted by gender) in the Quinta da Consolata farm. It is a missionary center for Consolata. Here there will be a community meal area and bathrooms also divided by gender. There is plenty of space if you wish to relax a bit. It is also close to the train station of Agualva – Cacém (10 min walk).The food will be prepared by the cooks of the farm but there will be also space for the participants to prepare some of the meals
Requirements: Respect everybody and have an open mind. In the place where we will be hosted, there are people living, community vegetable gardens, a farm with animals. This space has rules to ensure that everybody gets along and has a nice experience. Everybody will be asked to help with the tasks of the group in order to create a fully functioning team.
Approximate Location: Agualva – Cacém is an urban area in the municipality of Sintra close to Lisbon (the capital of Portugal). You can expect a lot of buildings and people