Climate for Peace workcamps

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”We shall have forests to plant; (..) we shall plant them everywhere. (...) That splendid task, to plant trees for a pure new future. Make future generations grow.” -  Pierre Ceresole, founder of SCI (1920)

One of the most important activities of the "Climate for Peace" programme are workcamps, which contribute to developing climate awareness and solutions.

Climate for Peace (C4P) workcamps are

  • taking place in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America
  • run in line with the programme guidelines for organizing climate friendly volunteer activities
  • organised with the aim of either reducing our negative impact on the climate and environment, at increasing our positive impact, or both
  • combination of practical work (with local communities) and a strong learning dimension. 

climate4peace camps

Organizers and volunteers at "Climate for Peace" workcamps are encouraged to:
  • use resources wisely (e.g. be mindful of water and electricity consumption, borrow equipment rather than buy new things if possible, compost food rests and avoid producing trash),
  • touch on topics of climate justice and sustainable living in the study part of the workcamp (e.g. by explaining the science behind climate change, or by looking at how the main issue of the workcamp is impacted by climate change),
  • connect the work to issues of climate justice and sustainable living (it can be linked directly, e.g. through growing organic food, or indirectly, e.g. by adding an element of tree planting to the workcamp programme).
You can find the list of "Climate for Peace" workcamps in the Online Placement System  web page (most up to date list, just tag "Climate for Peace Campaign" box in the "Topics" section in the workcamp search engine).