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RC-MTV-ENV-4/24 INDIA PattaTownshiparea... ENVI,SOCI,EDU 01/01/2024 31/12/2024

Stop Climate Change | RC-MTV-ENV-4/24 | 2024-01-01 - 2024-12-31 | ENVI,SOCI,EDU | Age: 18 - 80

RUCHI, a not-for-profit organization working since 1983, is affiliated with international and national voluntary service networks. RUCHI is a member of Network of Voluntary Development in Asia (NVDA), full member of Coordinating Committee of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) and a candidate member of Alliance of European Voluntary service Organization (ALLIANCE).

Work: With this initiative we at RUCHI want to create awareness regarding carbon emission and seek practical solutions to reduce it within our capacity and with limited available resources. Working closely with local communities Volunteers will undertake following tasks: • Take up tree plantation or growing plant nurseries where ever possible. • Remove weeds and feed compost to trees. • Soil working and watering plants for their higher survival rate. • Educate communities and schools about carbon dioxide emission and its effects on lives. • Critically evaluate alternative sources of renewable energy. (Solar, Hydro, coal, Nuclear, wind) • Recommending energy efficient solutions depending upon local lifestyle. • Promote sustainable lifestyle among youth and community residents. • Exploring on micro initiatives to reduce carbon foot print. • Conserve water and stop water wastage.

Accomodation and food: Basic, simple, safe & clean accommodation will be provided either at host family or RUCHI campus on sharing basis (Twin or triple) with common toilets and bath. Food offered will be simple authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly cooked. Three meals a day will be served. Assistance while cooking is desired and self cooking can be organized by volunteers.

Location: PattaTownshiparea

Location and Leisure: Ruchi campus is located near Bandh village. It is 30 km from Kalka and 60 km from Chandigarh. Bandh village is small located in interior mountainous area and the volunteers will have a unique opportunity to live with nature in a peaceful environment. RUCHI campus is one km. from the village. Self organized city tours and excursions. Old Sikh and Hindu temples in the near vicinity can be visited. Nearby Kasauli town is another hill station as a tourist attraction. A visit to Shimla will offer an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains.

Airport: IXC

Train/Bus station: Kalka

Requirements: Volunteers with openness to accept challenging life, flexibility to adapt and adjust and get used to slow pace of work are preferred

Kalka

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 400 EUR

Stop Climate Change is an ambitious initiative started by our partner organization (NICE Japan) in 2015 with the aim to find solutions and reduce carbon footprint on environment. At RUCHI we have now incorporated it into our yearly activity as we have since incorporation believed in community development with environmentally sustainability actions.