Environmentally Aware - online projects with SEEDS Iceland

5 Nov 2020

Virtual projects: Environmentally Aware - Learn from home

Because of high demand, several projects have been arranged - you can choose the time that suits you best!

a)    Environmentally Aware    30 November - 9 December 2020
b)    Environmentally Aware    14 - 23 December 2020
c)    Environmentally Aware    28 December - 6 January 2021

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Introduction: This year and all the changes connected to COVID-19 have posed new challenges to all of us. Many International Volunteer Projects had to be cancelled, volunteers who were excited to work in an intercultural group in a foreign country could not make it to their projects and many of us were forced to stay within our own four walls for months. However, not only bad things came out of this. During the lockdown SCI organisations started to host first virtual/online volunteer projects and learnt that online meetings are a great way of connecting with people all across the world and promoting our ideals and environmental awareness, even without meeting physically. 

This is your chance to see how this works in practice - join this virtual environmental project organised by the VSI partner organisation SEEDS in Iceland! 

Description: SEEDS project coordinators will be creating opportunities for you to focus on different current environmental and sustainability issues through a selection of workshops and activities online. One of the aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travellers. During this project participants can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental topics such as: climate change, waste management, sustainable solutions & other environmental topics. There will be two to three different sessions each day. Participants are also encouraged to join the weekly challenge that will be published on SEEDS Instagram channel. The sessions they offer include:

- Plant-based Cooking & Baking Classes
- Fun Environmental Quiz
- Eco Friendly Cleaning Products Tips
- DIY Selfcare Products Workhshop
- Concious Consumerism Workshop

This is a learning/sharing project, so they encourage everyone to share their knowledge and participate actively in this learning process. Bring your own ideas and let’s be creative together! When your application gets accepted, you will receive an invitation for the Virtual project common area and you will need to create an account for it, which is free as well.

English will be the language in the project; conversational skills are required.

This project takes place online - it is accessible to everybody with a working internet connection. No borders, no visa, no need to travel, so you are saving CO2-emissions which is really nice for our beautiful planet! While it is important to keep physical distance at the moment, we can create social proximity in the digital world. We believe that especially in times as challenging as these, it is important to raise our voices for solidarity and international friendship. International volunteer projects started 100 years ago to work towards mutual understanding, peace and solidarity beyond borders. Join us in this mission!

Volunteers need to be members of VSI. You also need good Internet connection, and a laptop camera and microphone. In addition to the short application form, applicants need to send us a concise motivation letter stating their interest to join. Participants must attend at least 80% of the activities and complete the assignments in order to receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the project. 

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Note: There is no project fee for this project, but you are welcome to support SEEDS' work financially on a voluntary basis.