Environmentally Aware - online project with SEEDS Iceland

5 Jan 2021

Project dates: 19 to 28 January 2021

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Introduction: 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 lockdowns SCI organisations started to host 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 Workshop
- Conscious Consumerism Workshop

This is a learning/sharing project, so they encourage everyone to share their knowledge and ideas and participate actively in this learning process.

Language: English; conversational skills are required. 

Requirements: You will need good internet connection, and a laptop, camera and microphone. Volunteers need to be members of VSI. 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.