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SEEDS 130 ISLANDIA ISLANDIA ENVI / SUST / EDU 01/11/2018 09/11/2018

SEEDS 130. Environmentally aware & Airwaves Festival
01.11 - 09.11
ENVI / SUST / EDU
Age: 18+


PROJECT: The Environment & Sustainability learning camp allows participants to share and learn about global
& local issues through theory and practice. If you are concerned, for example, about climate change, waste
management, animal protection, sustainable solutions & other environmental topics then this project is for you.
Local Icelandic environmental issues as well as issues from the participants’ countries will be addressed.
Please note this project is a learning/sharing camp, in which everybody is expected to contribute their own
knowledge and experience, and not a standard workcamp. The main focus of this camp is to learn about
different aspects of environmental and sustainability issues through a selection of workshops, discussions and
visits. Topics may include issues like renewable energy, food waste, and sustainable practices such as
collaborative consumption or veganism. The over 2 million tourists coming to Iceland every year leave a mark on
the country. This camp will help you to be an environmentally aware traveller & consumer.
Participants also get the chance to visit local projects focused on the environment, such as a visit to a local
recycling centre whereby a tour of the plant is given and the activities are explained. The group will also visit a
Geothermal power plant and have a guided tour of the facilities via interactive multimedia installations, wall
displays and presentations to learn about Iceland‘s geothermal energy utilization.
SEEDS participants may also get a chance to improve the local environment through hands-on volunteer
activities. In most cases, the camp includes a day or two of voluntary service but in some cases it will not be
possible, as the weather does not always allow activities to take place outdoors.
This is a camp that combines learning, sharing, exploring Reykjavík, and having fun. Participants should also
use this opportunity to share something about issues in their home country with the group of international
participants. Participants should be ready to walk around the city for different activities, visits and sightseeing.
Iceland Airwaves (November 7-10) is an annual music festival hosted in the city of Reykjavik. There are
performances from established and new artists in a host of different venues including art museums and record
stores, among many others. More information at www.icelandairwaves.is
SEEDS does not provide passes for the festival, there are however a lot of free events all around town to attend.
ACCOMMODATION: SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with showers,
kitchen, washing machine and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. Participants
will sleep in shared rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
We will receive food supplies and the group will be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not
forget some traditional/typical food, drinks and recipes from your home country for the international dinner.
LOCATION: Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable
energy sources -geothermal- and hydropower. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between
Europe & North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with the mountains & the Ocean on almost all
sides. Reykjavik is often called “the nightlife capital of the north”, but there is more than pubs and clubs. It also
gathers the most interesting of Icelandic culture. It is an incubator of new ideas & styles which often indicates
new global trends. It is an International city with a lively cultural scene surrounded with beautiful nature.
LANGUAGE: English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed.
TERMINAL: Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).
EXTRAS / SPECIAL REMARKS: Participation fee EUR 350 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to
SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic krónas.
The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp and back into SEEDS office (on the first and
last day), as well as the visits to the Geothermal power plant, the recycling centre & the Golden Circle excursion.
Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) on November 12th at SEEDS Office. Participants that cannot arrive on time
(later or delayed flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp on their own.
Other excursions (eg. Aurora Hunting / Northern lights,, South shore, Hot River, Reykjanes and/or Snæfellsnes)
can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the camp workshops and sessions.
Weather may be cold and/or rainy, so we recommend to bring winter warm and/or waterproof clothes