During the current crisis, we recognise the difficulty many people and communities are enduring, but also believe that this may be the right time to rethink existing personal and professional paradigms, emerging from the pandemic in a new sector, ready to establish and drive forward values-based business initiatives.
We work internationally but are based in and around the city of Campeche, south-east Mexico. Along with several local key partner organisations, this year our projects include our flagship Green Business and Green Market initiatives, as well our a number of other smaller subsidiaries involving community growing and food autonomy, animal rescue and heritage conservation, always encompassing a progressive vision for the future of our city and community, with the essential values needed to grow an alliance between who we have been and who we hope to become.
Placements will be individually tailored but will begin online (during the current quarantine) for an agreed period, and will then be completed in person in southern Mexico at an agreed time once global conditions allow. We will provide all necessary information and training by which selected individuals will be mentored over an initial distance study period and groundwork preparation, before the practical final period.
Individuals will emerge with wide-ranging related and demonstrable experience, and will also be mentored through their own project ideas in their own local context, from project inception through to advanced development.
Virtual and real-life case studies will include - among others:
Mercado Verde - a weekly 'green market' brought about by a community of local artisans and organic producers, aiming to promote fair-trade goods and reduce food miles
Empresa Verde (Green Business) - a co-operative assessment and support framework for local businesses moving towards sustainable, environmentally conscious practices
El Campanario - a vanguard socio-environmental project encompassing a food forest, compost and recycling resource, animal shelter and educational workshop on a plot of land on the outskirts of the city
Xaman Ek cultural programme - diverse workshops, events and cultural projects in and around the city, ranging from cinema screenings and music events to zero-waste workshops and children's activity sessions. Developing sustainable infrastructure for progressive tourism in remote communities across the state.
These placements are also a great point of departure not only for those looking for new opportunities but also for anybody who's looking to start on or improve their Spanish (no initial requirement except a willingness to learn), who is looking to gain experience working on diverse environmental and community projects, and who is interested in learning about Permaculture processes and systems. All participants are asked to contribute USD$200/month online and US$550/live presence per calendar month to cover programme costs, which in the latter context include accommodation in a shared space with other international professionals (may include journalists, biologists, conservationists and staff - you'll need a hammock); one meal per day five days per week; transport to communities, between projects; wherever relevant, guides and language support. All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to get in touch. Time frames are flexible but we suggest a minimum four month time component (2 months at distance, 2 months in person).
There are also specific tailored possibilities possible within this broader framework.
Get in touch for an initial chat and application forms at: firstname.lastname@example.org
During the current crisis, we recognise the difficulty many people and communities are enduring, but also believe that this may be the right time to rethink existing personal and professional paradigms, emerging from the pandemic in a new…