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29 July 2016

Greetings SCI friends and family near and far...welcome to our monthly workcamps newsletter.

Here you will find some personal stories from volunteers and their experiences working on making the world a better place. These are a list of upcoming workcamps and on our website you will find the complete list for 2016.

They say the best wisdom is born from experience so do something new today and explore the wonders of the earth. You will find out everything on our website sci.ngo and explore our workcamps website to understand more the vast selection we have on offer! Have a peaceful weekend!

Climate for Peace Workcamp Stories
Jaguar de Madera "Temazcal" and traditional oven
Bio Gardening in Planete Lilas - 2
Workcamp with river erosion affected community
VSTV - IIWC 1601 MangKang Camp

Climate for Peace Workcamp Stories

As Climate for Peace labeled workcamps are taking place all over the world, we are excited to start sharing more stories and reports from volunteers with you. Our latest edition of our Climate for Peace Newsletter features quotes from volunteers that have been planting 10,000 Mangrove seedlings in Samarang, Indonesia to relieve the effects of coastal erosion and promote effective waste management.Read more here

Jaguar de Madera “ “Temazcal” and traditional oven"

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 more here

Bio Gardening in Planète Lilas - 2

The project "Planète Lilas" will take place in the departmental park des Lilas in Vitry-sur-Seine (south of Paris). The Department Council continues to plant and set up new landscapes and today 50 hectares invite for a walk between woods, flower fields, vegetables gardens. There is a pasture with goats, sheeps and horses. This countryside that changes with the seasons also offers different remarkable collections of plants: Lilacs, Roses, fruit trees, Dahlias... Planète Lilas is an association working in the park who aims at developing an organic and fair agricultural activity within a sustainable development perspective.Read more here

Workcamp with River Erosion affected community

Trees reverse the impacts of land degradation. Trees can play an important role to mitigate climate change. There is huge potential for tree planting, forest protection and agro-forestry in Bangladesh to mitigate climate change. Trees and forests benefits communities in many ways such as: Adapting to climate change impacts, maintaining natural resources and promoting sustainable development which will mitigate against global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide. As C4P movement, SCI would like to initiate this project to support and develop capacity of the river erosion affected community in order to make them capable to adopt with the climate change scenario, especially river erosion. Through this project the targeted community will have developed capacity to coe with natural disaster.Read more here

VSTV – IIWC 1601 Mangkang Camp

Mangkang is a fisher and farmer village located in west Semarang. This project has become annually and continuously project organized by IIWC in answering the needs of preserving the coastal side of North Java Sea in Mangkang. About 1,1 km costal line in Mangkang area is now in danger due to the abrasion of the sea, cutting mangrove by local people and heavy force from the river flows. Before, many kinds of fish and shrimps are living there, but now since the condition of the mangrove forest is getting worse, it is quite difficult to find the species anymore.Read more here


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