EarthWiseValley.org runs Eco-Adventure programmes for international volunteers!
The Earthwise EcoAdventure Program is a unique mix of eco-volunteer projects and a widerange of outdoor adventures like rockclimbing, sea kayaking, hiking and camping. The program is based in our very own little rainforest valley next to the Pacific ocean.
Earthwise Valley is a New Zealand based, charitable, volunteer run, sustainable living project. We are based in the New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula, a rare haven for nature with rainforest running continuously from mountain top all the way down to the Pacific ocean. Volcanic cliffs rise abruptly from the Pacific with many caves and sea arches. Nearby white sandy beaches are breeding grounds for migratory seabirds, and seals & whales frequent the coastline.
We believe that our Earth is not a commodity, but our community. We work to encourage our global community to increase sustainability and participate in conservation activities that restore native forest ecology. We're taking direct action to create an ecologically sound Centre for Sustainable Living. This includes revitalizing degraded farmland, growing and planting trees, controlling animal pests and weeds, using organic and permacultural techniques, and native bush research.
Our volunteer program suits people interested in learning about sustainable living, enjoying the outdoors, and living a saner, richer and simpler life. Take part as a residential volunteer and you'll experience New Zealand in a very special way while making a real contribution to Nature. Our volunteer programs include plenty of free time for personal growth and a time-proven program of recreation trips run continuously throughout the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. Activities include seakayaking, hiking (tramping), skiing, parachuting, scuba, and camping, horse-riding, and swimming. Recreation also involves gentler activities like reading, board games, flax-weaving, yoga, meditation, art and music.
Earthwise Valley provides opportunities for people to step out of the mainstream world and explore ways of living sustainably, to lighten our ecological footprint - a way for travellers to give something back to Nature, while still experiencing some of the best adventures and sharing life with locals. Our efforts to live more sustainably include permacultural food production - with organic gardens and fruit trees, experimenting with earth building techniques, timber plantations, adopting renewable energy - windmills, solar panels and micro-hydro generation.