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Campus California Teachers Group International Environmental team



Campus California TG (CCTG) is an International non-profit institute, that among other activities, is training and placing international activists at humanitarian and environmental projects overseas. At the moment are we running 4 different programs you can participate in.
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Address:
510 collier Way
Etna , CA 96027
USA
Contact Person: josefin jonsson
Phone: 530 467 4082
E-Mail: info@cctg.org
Website: http://www.cctg.org
   


Detailed Information:
During the stay abroad you will work in already established projects, or will be part of starting new ones. CCTG is initiating a cooperation with the environmental non-profit organization, the “GAIA Movement Trust”, which is running international environmental projects. CCTG will also extend its cooperation with the international development organization “Humana People to People” to include work at environmental projects. Look at the web sites: www.humana.org and www.gaia-movement.org

Examples of tasks and projects are:

Build water pumps and develop systems to safeguard water. The GAIA Movement Trust is currently working in Zambia with a project called the Total Water Project. This includes getting water to people and plants in rural areas and the education of local volunteers to use soil conservation methods that are beneficial for the environment and the people.
Run tree nurseries and mobilize school children to plant the trees. In most countries in sub-Saharan Africa people are cooking food over an open fire, which means using trees without replanting them. In areas where the GAIA Instructors come these patterns can change with the education of children and adults and the mobilizing of school classes.
Make fire wood saving stoves - another way to save trees. Also, initiate the use of other appropriate technologies at the projects, e.g. solar power, windmills. These tasks also include the education and mobilization of local people to ensure the methods sustainable.
Educate farmers to grow organic crops with a profit. When small scale farmers not only learn methods of growing crops without pesticides, but also learn how to run their productions well, with planning, budgeting and management skills, then it is possible to make some money from it, a scarce commodity in rural areas which can help create a more stable future.
Research and possibly develop sustainable eco-tourism. This concept is beneficial for the environment and people. Both tourists and local people can learn about, experience and be motivated to take care of the environment, and to live well from it.


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