Like other countries, Nepal is suffering from rapid deforestation, global warming, decreased biodiversity, soil erosion, and desertification. In our land-based economy, these problems have immediate effects on people.
Our Environmental Awareness Program places volunteers with communities to promote understanding and implement practical solutions.
Based on interests and expertise, volunteers may…
- work with community forest development committees to promote the equitable and proper management of meager forest resources.
- teach in various environmental awareness programs, showing villagers how to smokeless stoves, solar energy, or biogas for fuel and waste management.
- provide leadership in local schools or community groups to develop eco–clubs, plant trees, promote kitchen gardening, improve waste management and recycling, demonstrate smokeless stoves, build composting toilets.
- help youth clubs or women’s groups share ideas, skills and knowledge on environmental issues.