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 naturalecosystem cycles by promoting the regeneration and rebirth of land & sea forests. It’s beenhosting workcamps since 1992 that has made a significant impacts to create a forest on thereclaimed land which was built in the process of clearing the mercury from the bay. Thisforest bears new lives as a symbol of revival and is an important place to pray for the victimsof Minamata Disease, as well as for the world to reflect on the effects of modernindustrialization. As well as many other parts of Japan, bamboo trees, that was originallybrought from China by human being, have been severely spreading and damaging the othertrees and eco-system. There is also a new project to revitalize the marine environment.There is a lot of rubbish on thebeaches, 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 tofix carbon in the forest. 2. Making bamboo charcoal from ones cut in the Work 1 to be usedas fuel instead of oil as carbon offset project. 3. Other work such as harvesting papermulberry trees, citrus fruits, onions, helping to run marine environmental education formiddle 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 niceexchange). 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, bigmotivation to work hard, open mind, cooperation with others. Any experience and skills ofthe environmental work, Carbon research and Crowd funding are welcomed!
23.09. - 29.09.2018
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
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 ofparticipation 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)
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).
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