Hello SCI friends and welcome to our Climate for Peace Newsletter with a special focus on Climate for Peace Camps.
Every last Friday of the month, not only will you receive green updates, but also volunteering opportunities towards developing climate awareness and solutions. Plus inspiring stories from around the SCI world. We hope that you find a workcamp that resonates with your heart and energizes you to take action! For more information on our workcamp opportunities visit our workcamp database and check out our website.
Have a look at our compilation of videos focusing on sustainable living and the community.The Inspiration videos were created with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, under the Workplan 2015 ‘Create a Climate For Peace: Youth Empowerment for a Sustainable Europe’ Looking at reconnecting with nature and de-growth.Watch here
Organic Gardening, Prep, and Planting- Tatanka Wakpala Model Sustainable Community (South Dakota)
The Tatanka Wakpala Tiyospaye is dedicated to living in harmony with the earth,physically and spiritually. The type of work involved here includes organic gardening, water retention,light carpentry,childcare and organization. Much of the work is weather dependent. There is always one full free day a week and possibly more. Accomodation is in group tipis. Volunteers must bring there own sleeping bag/bed rolls.See here
Sea Turtle 1
Four of the eight sea turtle species in Mexico (all of which are endangered) come to nest on the coasts of Chiapas. The beaches where the work camps take place are some of the 144 beaches in Mexico where the sea turtles come to nest, and they are also within the 22 beaches in Mexico where there is a high level of turtle nest looting. In an effort to rescue them, the sea turtle eggs as well as the recently born sea turtles, the sea turtle sanctuaries collect the eggs and rebury them in protected areas in order to keep them safe. Once they hatch, the sea turtles are recorded and set free under the projection of the sanctuary staff. The sanctuaries are open to the public and provide information about the sea turtles and the work that the conservation provides.See here
Jaguar de Madera “ Ecological Construction"
The project Jaguar de Madera it’s an educational center of eco-technologies established in 2007 in order to promote the bio-construction, permaculture, carpentry and cultural exchange. After a process of rescue and cleanup of a vacant lot and the support and collaboration of other organizations, it was carried out the rehabilitation and construction of what would become a training center for use and application of various alternative technologies for recycling materials and natural resources. Some of the bio-construction techniques applied are; superblock, construction with bottle,, cob and adobe. It also develops organic agricultural projects and renewable energies such as “bicimaquinas” (bike-machines), solar panels and wood stove.Read here
Into the bear forest
Velebit Association Kuterevo aims at preservation of natural and cultural heritage in the village and region around. For more than 10 years, the organization is running Refuge for bears and people. The Refuge provides opportunity for learning about and from bears and nature. In order to expend opportunities for learning and reconnecting with nature, we will be building camp in the forest for visitors. This camp is already connected with the village with educational path, includes wooden sculptures, and sacred elements. With this workcamp, we will make it functional and offer to public to use it for free.Read here
How to apply for a workcamp
A descriptive video for serching for a workcamp(Subtitles)See here
Experience a Climate for Peace Camp in 2016
Good people,good food and relaxing in the countryside. My story at an SCI workcamp.Read hereRead here
Climate for Peace Toolkit
Interactive excercises for a workcamp on climate change and sustainability.See here