Environmental Conservation & Ecobricking

If you’re an environmental enthusiast or just someone who concerned about the environment this is the project for you. This project includes a number of different ways to spread awareness, educate the importance of environmental conservation and actually make a big impact in a small amount of time.

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What will I be doing?

You will be involved in physical building, mass plastic waste clean ups and environmental education in local workshops and schools to explain why conservation is so important and how they can help.

The main activity which sparked the initiation of this project is the production of EcoBricks. Ecobricking is taking plastic bottles, filling them with plastic debris and using them as bricks to build structures such as animal shelters, ablutions, compost bins, green houses and more. You will be exposed to the different ways in which previous volunteers have encouraged locals to make use of the waste and use it to form a source of income. It has proven very successful and won awards for its ingenuity.

 

The volunteer house is shared between all the volunteers across the 6 different projects that take place in Livingstone. The Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia is a well-known and very popular destination within the area with loads of activities on your doorstep. There is a swimming pool, bar, fire pit and a climbing wall. You will be staying in dormitories with shared bathrooms and daily housekeeping with three meals every weekday provided. On weekends you will have access to a kitchen or multiple cafés and restaurants in the surrounding area.

Accommodation

 

This is a very touristic destination which sits on the boarder of Zambia between Zimbabwe, Botswana, and the tip of Namibia. The staff will be happy to direct you to the popular activities available. They can organise river cruises along the Zambezi River, white water rafting, trips to Chobe National Park in Botswana, bungee jumping, zip wires, swimming on top of the Victoria Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, and many more activities! Despite it being a touristic hotspot, the evenings are relaxed so you can unwind whilst enjoying sundowners the typical Zambian way.

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