In 2022, some camps are organising camp experiences for you to participate in. We are hopeful that they will be able to go ahead. Camps will follow the local conditions closely, and may have to cancel activities if the local COVID-19 situation forces them to do so. If you have already signed up for a camp-activity you will be informed when this happens. We will update the website also, when such decisions are taken. Please check your own local authority travel advisory to see if you can travel to or return from the camp after the activity. At all times, when at camps, please observe it’s COVID-19 policy (such as wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, etc).
At the upcoming COP26 from 1-12 November in Glasgow, countries will be updating their Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement (NDCs) – and restoration could play a critical part in these ambitions.
In view of this important upcoming event, Ecosystem Restoration Camps is hosting an online seminar to further advocate the link between climate change and restoration.
The seminar aims to highlight the power of ecosystem restoration as an accessible, global action to tackle climate change and its impacts. As we know from scientists across the globe and from the Paris Agreement, the scale of this challenge is bigger than any one actor: It’s time for everyone to join in the action.
To move from plans to action, everyday people need to be involved in restoring degraded lands and caring for the earth. Ecosystem restoration offers real, measurable and empowering solutions that provide humanity with hope for a better future.
The Ecosystem Restoration Camps movement plays a part in growing restoration economies, helping local land initiatives get the financial, technical and capacity support they need to achieve their restoration goals.
By working together to restore ecosystems and introduce regenerative practices we can change the broken system ourselves – rather than waiting for governments and big business – and make it possible for humanity to survive on this planet.
Founder: Ecosystem Restoration Camps Movement; Ecosystem Ambassador: Commonland Foundation
Camp Paradise/Camp Fire Restoration Project Director, USA
Chief Sustainable Development Officer at Camp SEKEM Holding, Egypt
Managing Director at Dryland Solutions, Somalia
Senior Associate, Global Restoration Initiative, World Resources Institute
Director, Ecosystem Restoration Camps USA
Your safety is very important to us. Most camps are in locations that are completely safe for you to travel to. Some camps are in locations where there is civil unrest, higher levels of crime, or in areas where there could be severe nature events (earthquakes, tornados, vulcanic eruptions). We strongly advise you to check with your national authority’s travel advisory service to see if there are specific travel advisories for the region you are travelling to. We strongly advise you to comply with that travel advisory. If there is a negative travel advisory for the area you plan to go to, we want to impress on you that it is your decision to not heed the warnings and go. ERC can then not be liable in that situation if something happens to you.
Work at camps is usually safe. The camp coordinators make your safety their highest priority too. But you will be working with tools and sometimes even (heavy) machinery. Sometimes the terrain can be slightly treacherous. Heat or cold can become a problem for people at work that do not take the necessary measures to prevent injury from weather conditions. Especially in remote locations, all people at an Ecosystem Restoration Camp will need to watch out for eachother’s safety. For this reason we ask you to also sign our Code of Conduct, through which you commit to contributing to a safe environment at camps for all that are there with you. Take yours and all other camper’s safety seriously! Together, while watching over eachother, we can restore our ecosystems safely and successfully.
Stichting Ecosystem Restoration Foundation /
Ecosystem Restoration Camps 2020