Vivo en un país rico en recursos, en una ciudad que era llamada "Ciudad blanca Arequipa" sin embargo desde hace 15 años que todo ha cambiado para mal, con el paso del tiempo he visto como poco a poco se ha ido destruyendo el medio ambiente, multitud de vehículos, ruidos perturbadores, talas de arboles, construcciones de edificios donde antes habían chacras, polución, tiraderos de basura, ríos que antes eran hogar de peces ahora negros y llenos de basura. Cada día que pasa Perú muere y con él, todos nosotros, es momento de parar ..es este nuestro hogar!

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There was a devastating and deadliest cyclone of Bhola in 1970 on 12 November which is the largest island of Bangladesh, also a coastal and tropical area, where I was born. Up to 500000 people lost their lives. After this, A huge humanitarian crisis created from lack of food, shelter, proper treatment. Dead bodies were not disposed of properly and making it water unfit for drinking. In the storm, I lost all of my family members except my father and grandfather. I heard from my father that if there was warning and help was offered for the victims at the right time such a humanitarian crisis could have been avoided. So that many people could have been able to save their lives. West Pakistani government did not help to the victims even after 10 days. I think that if there were some people who could be able to provide timely necessary help as affected people first res-ponder. That is why we need many trained first res-ponder within our communities in any natural disaster in any corner of the world.

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Two years ago I would not have dreamt of applying to work as volunteer. For 17 years I lived in the rural city of Dhamar which has been taken by conservative, intolerant and religious movements. One’s dream would only revolve around money, marriage and children. Being in Dhamar is like a black-and-white movie where human’s potential is only reduced to production and reproduction. Moving to Sana’a the capital of Yemen was a big step to me. I applied for the Access program and, fortunately, was accepted to study at AMIDEAST Sana’a. This was a big challenge for me: Leaving my immature dreams behind to travel to the unknown only for volunteer and study English. However, soon I realized that this was a life-time opportunity which allowed me an ‘access’ to a new world full of colors, flavors and most importantly possibilities. Before I traveled to the United State to participate in volunteering program I volunteered inside and outside AMIDEAST in Yemen. I worked as volunteer with Save the Children, a Swedish organization concerned with children’s welfare. And now I have my own Foundation which calls Youth community service and volunteers (YCV).

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Idea Green Scene Campaign-2012, was an awareness raising event. The day long campaign promoted a message to the people " Grow Green To Go Green" along with 150 Great Green Volunteers. We, the volunteers turned aware how much people were unaware about the threats of Global Warming and Climate Change and the actions they could take. Luckily we explained this stuff to about 1000 people through oral explanations, leaflets & stickers.
We too formed a human chain, to arrest the crowd and switch on their curiosity to know what we were doing. The day was awesome with a lot of unforgettable experiences.

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In very deprived communities in upper west region in Ghana, we teach them the benefit of renewable resource in the community and the effect when they are misused.

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@ShayMeinecke Created a website to investigate environmental policies and action. Also, I travel and help both with environmental action and social sustainability.

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Spend more time doing the things that interest you and make a difference at the same time. From sports & coaching to music and media, volunteer work offers the chance to do more of the things you love

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I hail from a town Bhopal which has witnessed the wrath of infamous MIC gas back in 3 Dec 1984.
The casualties who were lucky to survive, are left with cursing their fate as they have suffered life long disorders.
The only way we can ensure these sort of incidents do not happen again is by introducing a referendum which ensures that there be periodic inspections of plants and every organization on this planet must strive for sustainable energy and use more renewable sources of energy.
Safeguarding the interest of mother earth will ensure a better and brighter future for us.

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Group of international volunteers are coming to Serbia today to clean woods around Trsic from the garbage The workcamp is a joint initiative of several local partner organizations working together on introducing the spirit of volunteerism and developing and improving rural and eco-tourism in Trsic (www.kamp-trsic.org.rs). The goal is to educate local people and motivate them to be active citizens in preserving the nature and other values for the sake of generations to come.
Volunteers will spend the time together from 18.6. to 30.6.2012 by cleaning the woods from garbage, clearing the vegetation, placing resting wooden benches, making and placing info boards, marking the walking paths which are connecting Vuk Karadzic’s house (the reformer of the Serbian language in 1850s) and 5km distant XIV century Tronosa monastery. Great job to be done at one of the workcamps of the 30th Alliance Anniversary Campaign! http://allianceanniversary2012.blogspot.cz/

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Selfishness of mankind We have reached a population of 7 billion consumers. Cities are constantly expanding, increasing amounts of dwindling resources will be needed to meet the standards of the population. The earth is a life form, riddled with a variety of organisms, including plants and animals, which, just like people, need a place to live. Most individuals are thinking about economics and not a biological balance which must be preserved.
Extrapolating the extent of human destruction from the present state into the future, you see that little time is available to counterbalance the radical actions of mankind against the plant-fungal-animal wildlife and ecosystems in general. The fact is, heyday is on the wane. A new awareness is essential to maintain (or recover) a functional ecological steady state on earth. Looking at what is happening on our planet as a network of networks (based on scientific knowledge) renders the overall condition and the dynamics of it more accessible. Also setting one’s wits to words such as: infinity, system, network, contradcition, life, biodiversity, universe (, ...) contributes to a better understanding of our (earthly, just as supernal) existence and (earthly, just as supernal) habitat.
You can not capture everything, but the more one deals with the above terms, and here is the crux, the more one approaches an understanding of the complexity of life. Incorporating these findings into consciousness sensitizes. One acts less selfish, keeping in mind the mutliple connections we have with our surrounding.
It is understood that one must give plants a proper place to live, so we ourselves can survive.
It is understood that from Mother Earth, our basis of existence, we cannot only take but also have to give (back) some things, to be able to survive in the future.
It is understood that we depend on other organisms and healthy ecosystems. We should all be concerned with treating our unique and valuable planet and life in all its forms in a dignified manner in order to preserve the vital balance of our ecosystem. When the sea is dead for example, we will soon die too, because without the oxygen the algae produce, the balance will shift. Everything is connected and the extent of our damage is already immense.
That’s why each individual human being must start to think and above all, act.
It’s only a matter of time that our quality of life will decline rapidly. Just as rapid as we have lived excessively in a short time, without realizing that we are thereby destroying our habitat. We have taken a loan at the expense of future generations. As a universal law: The natural cycle of life should not be altered by human god-games, there will always be consequences, foreseen or not. How small and dependent on Mother Earth we are, we are repeatedly shown by higher powers (e.g. natural disasters - and this concerns us all in the end), because everything is connected. If we change in time, join forces and do everything in the realm of possibility to avoid greater destruction, we can achieve global stability. Maybe mankind will live in harmony with nature, united and in tune with the universe. Seven billion consumers! Start to think, and act! (These are my thoughts and parts of my concept "the naked swamps") Nice Greetings, Avawari (Alexis Rauch)
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