"Environmentally Aware" - online project with SEEDS Iceland

24 Sep 2020

Virtual projects: Environmentally Aware - Learn from home

Project dates:  7 - 16 October 2020   or   19 - 27 October 2020

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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.

Requirements: 
Volunteers need to be members of VSI. You also need good Internet connection, and a laptop camera and microphone.Applicants need to send us a concise motivation letter stating their interest to join. You must attend at least 80% of the activities and complete the homework and assignments in order to receive a certificate of attendance. Once accepted, you will receive a link to the Virtual project common area and you will need to create an account.

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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.