The Luis Amigó Catholic University is committed to an awareness of solid waste management and the need for recycling, for what it considers pertinent the design of different activities, for the strengthening of environmental culture in the student community.
And with this project, the main objective is to generate environmental skills in the management of solid waste and recycling in the academic community, to ensure the survival of the new generations.
The activities that will take place in this workcamp will be:
- Classification of solid waste from the source of its origin.
- Determine the collection of solid waste and the location of points of collection.
- Transfer of solid waste to the deposit for their collection and determine the use of recycling.
- Determine the classification of waste for the collecting company.
- Workshops to raise awareness about the environment.
SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS
By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of Adaptability, Global Awareness, Strategic Thinking and Collaborative Planning, after the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills.
Volunteers will stay in a hostel that will have all the facilities at their disposal namely, private bathroom, hot water, and internet. Food will be provided (it will be expected from the volunteer to help cooking).
Manizales is a city in the mountainous coffee region of western Colombia. It is known for its cultural events, steep streets and views of the nearby “Nevado del Ruiz” volcano. Of its cultural activity are the Manizales Fair, the Manizales International Theater Festival, being the most important theater city in the history of Colombia, and the Manizales Grita Rock Festival. The city is also one of the most important sites for bird watching in the country and has nearby sites where travelers can enjoy hot springs.
WHERE TO ARRIVE
CLOSEST BUS STATION: “Los Cámbulos”.
CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Airport La Nubia (Manizales).
OTHER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS: “El dorado”, Bogotá.
VEGETERIAN FOOD AVAILABLE: Yes
OPEN FOR FAMILIES: No
OPEN FOR DISABLED VOLUNTEERS: No
Manizales is a city of steep slopes, its streets evoke the tranquility of a town where all its inhabitants are known but with the turmoil of a city in full transformation and with the dream of consolidating itself as a large city, is a magical tourist destination in Colombia, and its constant cultural activity is well recognized.
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There is no participation fee for this project.