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Environmental Education Coordinator

Duration: 6 months

Daily Tasks

Develop educational materials and games, project implementation in the domain of education on sustainable waste management. This can include the implementation of our Garbology 101 educational kit or engaging campaigns that target waste, training local school teachers, waste audits, presentations, overall coordination and communication.

Skills gained

Creative strategies for handling waste and changing the way India deals with waste. Be involved in a team that develops innovative educational materials and games for children education in the area of waste management.

Opportunity Description

Context:

Waste is a serious and global problem. The way we use and discard is quickly destroying the Earth and damaging our health faster than many people realize. Presently, we think of waste in a linear model- a product is created, we purchase it and, when we have used it, we throw away whatever is left. This approach generates an amazing amount of "unseen" waste (each kilo of garbage  we dispose produces 40 kilos of waste upstream long before  consumers touch it.) After waste is generated  it is transported from our lives without much thought. For our public systems, it's a nuisance to be dealt with cheaply and quickly. For future generations, it's one of the biggest mistakes we are making. At Wasteless we believe that we urgently need to raise awareness and change behavior and inspire everyone to generate less waste.

Children are becoming the biggest consumers of tomorrow and they will inherit the mess we are creating today. We believe that if children are provided with the knowledge, tools and skills, our next generation will feel empowered and able to make better-informed decisions, which in turn will have a positive and tangible effect on the future.

For that we develop educational materials, games, conduct presentations and initiate engaging campaigns that target waste.

Right now we have 13,000 students in 35 schools that are learning about waste, consumerism and environment through the Garbology 101 educational tool kit.

Role of the volunteer:

S/he will participate in the team and take part in all the process; from creative brainstorming sessions, taking decisions, creating new educational materials, pilot testing and adapting those materials, presentations, training teachers,...

Conditions: Tea will be provided. (Depending on the project we are working on at the moment there could be the possibility to have some compensation in kind; meals, help with the lodging...)

Duration: Minimum duration of 6 months, but it can be extended. (Non-Indians must be aware of the visa conditions -see our visa pages)

Timing

 

Morning hours 9.30 - 12.30, Monday to Friday.
Afternoon hours 1.30 - 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Prerequisites

A commitment and passion for the protection of the environment, English writing skills . Recycling and waste management. Communication skills with broad audience. Interest in education, flexible, independent and creative.

Language skills

Computer required

WELCOME

Number of volunteers needed: 1