Sounds like a great idea towards a more sustainable human impact on the environment, but let’s see how the reality looks like and how can we make it better.
By teaching Agile culture, organization and leadership to big corporations I thought that it would be so useful to bring it to those who can not afford our costly consulting services.
Let’s talk about schools and universities. Nowadays we are looking for creativity, motivation, meaning and other well-being concepts. How can we implement all those in the way we learn?
Many young people I know tend to do volunteering to travel and have some fun, get acquainted with a new culture while working, but not too much, and get food and shelter in exchange of labor which itself is not really important for them. But I think there is so much more you and others can get from volunteering experience.
On the land of sustainability center Fuji Eco-Park Village (once well known for its well-being and sustainable practices such as permaculture design, renewable energy workshop, electrical transport engineering, music festival, eco-conference, educational center, yoga and meditation class) is situated a new autonomous building project called Eden Grow Home, that I got a chance to attend as a volunteer.
In this article I would like to share my 1 month volunteering experience at the Permaculture center of Japan, where I learnt about permaculture design, organic agriculture, edible forest, carpentry, sustainability, healthy mindset, transition town Fujino and social relationships. All this with great people that I had a chance to meet there. Let me tell you a little bit more.
When going for a journey that takes a year you think about all you might need to have during following time. When you know that you have to bring it on your back you need to minimize the stuff as much as possible. Here is my example of a light and necessary stuff for a long travel.