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WF501 ISLANDIA ICELAND STUD,MANU,EDU , 16/08/2018 26/08/2018

ON THE MOVE i GET RID OF THE PLASTIC | WF501 | 2018-08-16 - 2018-08-26 | STUD,MANU,EDU , | Age: 18 - 70

Project Location: During this workcamp the volunteers will travel around Iceland. In 2018 Veraldarvinir i Worldwide friends Iceland will make a campaign in Iceland to reduce the use of plastic and encourage people to recycle. The focus in many of our camps will be on the following issues1.Visiting primary schools and kindergartens to give the youngsters basic lessons about why it is needed to reduce the use of plastic and the importance of recycling. 2.Clean up the coastline and rivers 3.Clean up activities around Iceland were the priority is given to protected areas Plastic is produced from non-renewable resources, it is essentially indestructible, and yet it is used and thrown away with reckless abandon. A lot of it ends up in the ocean, where it pollutes the water and harm marine life; the rest is burned or buried. Plastic in the marine environment contribute to an estimated 100,000 marine mammal deaths per year. It creates a risk of entanglement and turtles and whales have been found to eat it. Plastic is also problematic for humans as, over time in the marine environment, it degrades into micro-plastic which attract persistent organic pollutants and enter the food-chain once it has been consumed by fish.During the camp we will drive over 1.400 km in a circle around the whole island. During the travel we will also have a chance to visit some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Some of these are unique Icelandic

Work: We will do a survey for a monitoring of marine litter in several places on the coastline and along rivers.We will clean up plastic in certain areas (position recorded by GPS on our CUC map ) in different parts of Iceland and classify it in a standard form. We will make photos of the areas where the cleaning will take place.This project provides us the standard methodology needed to produce some serious data. At the end, we will create a scientific data useful to know more about the plastic pollution in the oceans and on the coastline. We will also make clean up activities in some protected areas and in other places along the ring road of Iceland. During those activities we will involve local people and visitors in our work.

Accomodation and food: : The group will be staying in community centres and in tents, depending on the location each time. The food will be provided for the duration of the work camp and everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking/cleaning. It would be nice to share new and different dishes, so please remember to bring along recipes from your own countries.

Location: ICELAND

Location and Leisure: We will have a free entrance to the swimming pools. This camp is also On the move so you will travel a lot during the camp and see beautiful places.

Train/Bus station: Keflavik airport

Requirements: Volunteers with good computer skills, interested in scientific work and/or photographing are very much welcome to this camp. Please note: It is important that the volunteers are in good physical shape because we will do a lot of hiking and outdoor activities in this camp.

Language: eng,eng

Extra Fee: 480.00 EUR

This is a travelling project around Iceland