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Plant Trees to Offset your Travel

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abelhas

Host

We're just about to start asking our wwoofers to consider making a donation to http://www.ecolivingportugal.org for tree planting to offset their travel.

Of course the donation would be completely voluntary and is not a condition of wwoofing at our farm.

It'd be nice to hear people's thoughts on this, also it'd be great if other wwoof Portugal hosts wanted to do this too!

rodrigo

Coordinator

Great idea!

The environmental cost of the travel was one of the topics on the last Wwoof Europe meeting. The main conclusion was that we should encourage local wwoofing. Katy from Wwoof UK is working on a Internet Page explaining the advantages on local woofing.

Anyway ... this is a great idea to minimize the impact from our far away travellers!

I will begin to ask the same to "my" wwoofers.

Best wishes,

Rodrigo

rodrigo

Coordinator

WWOOF Portugal will take this responsibility!
We will take one euro from each WWOOFer fee and begin our own tree nursery!
This year we will invest around 600 euros, so we expect to have around 1.000 trees growing and ready to be planted on 2011.
If the project goes OK, next year will come more 1.000 trees.
The nursery will be based on the Olho Branco Host. I will work together with them on the setup and they will be responsible to let the trees health.
I will make a page soon with more information about this project