01.09. - 08.09.2018
Let's stop climate change through the carbon offset and bamboo charcoal!
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 & sea forests. It’s 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 it’s clean, there is a lot of sea food such as oysters and sea urchins.
Rehabilitation of seaweed forests is taking place since a few years ago.
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!).
Climate change, eco life, forests and future plan about Minamata. Bring some info.!
Volunteers house (Volunteers will borrow the bathrooms of neighbors that creates nice
exchange). Cooked by volunteers. Sleeping bag is needed! Moved by the bicycle.
English (Japanese is also welcomed!)
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!
Adresa: , Kumamoto, Japan
GPS: 32.8031004, 130.7078911
South west in Kyushu islands. People are cheerful and many of man like to drink sake!! If
lucky, you could enjoy parties under cherry flowers!
The nearest international airport is Fukuoka airport. From Fukuoka to the meeting point, it
takes 3 hours by express train. You need to arrive the airport by 09:00 on the first days and
can leave there after 16:00 on the last days. 30th. From Osaka, 6 hours by bullet train (you
need to arrive at Kansai airport by 19:00 on the day before and leave there from 11:00 on
the day after).
Other activities: To join the local festival, exchange party, excursion, etc.
* You can join more than one period (ex. in Sep. 08-29) and please mention the dates of
participation on your application form as special remark.
* 1-3 months volunteers of SCC (Stop Climate Change) are also welcomed! (09/01-11/20,
09/01-09/30, 09/01-10/25, 09/26-10/25, 09/26-11/20, 10/21-11/20)
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