2018-09-01 to 2018-09-08
MINAMATA, KUMAMOTO ,Japan
Aged between 18-99
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 and amp; sea forests. Itaeuros 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 other trees and eco-system. There is also a new project to revitalize the marine environment. There is a lot of rubbish on the beaches, but when itaeuros clean, there is a lot of sea food
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).
Accommodation and food:
Volunteers house (Volunteers will borrow the bathrooms of neighbors that creates nice exchange). Cooked by volunteers. Sleeping bag is needed Moved by the bicycle.
Location and leisure activities:
outh west in Kyushu islands. People are cheerful and many of man like to drink sake If lucky, you could enjoy parties under cherry flowers
Nearest airport / terminal:
Meeting Point and Time:
To be confirmed 3 weeks before the workcamp start
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
Other activities: To join the local festival, exchange party, excursion, etc.