Inspired by Iceland
SEEDS 015. Environmentally aware: in Reykjavík

There is no better way to welcome spring as to start the envrionmental workcamp with Seeds and bunch of wonderfull green people who‘s positive attitude towards nature can do big changes. But before talking about workcamp „Environmental awareness in Reykjavik“, short introduction into the context: not so long ago our new environmental messengers Kristine from Latvia and Alessandro from Italy join Seeds family. Full of energy and new ideas, they participated in Green Days at the University of Iceland by  organizing recycle workshop and attending lectures. In Lithuania we have saying „the begun is half done“ and it really makes sense, I was certain about this while working with new guys. But how we started our workcamp?

That’s how it begun: nine people from different countries, seven days time and very packed schedule to do and to learn as much as we can. Quite crazy but not for us! I really felt that now it’s another world here from winter darkness of December, the spring light gave us a chance to do even more as it was planned! Meetings with Sorpa, “Meet Us Don’t Eat Us”, Reykjavik City Hostel and the entrepreneur of Guðrún Arndís Tryggvadóttir were priceless for all of us: we get more familiar with the environmental situation in Iceland and the inspiring projects which are taking place here. With respect and care we also enjoyed the wonderful spring light and landscape here: excursions to Golden Circle, hot – river hiking and South Shore didn’t left anyone without emotions. It seemed that we experienced the endless days here! There were no time or energy limit for us! Of course, we get to know that Icelandic nature and weather never cases to surprise, during picnic near the Light House on the last day, we were were welcomed by sunlight and then.. shifting rain! But we haven’t stopped to be creative: refreshing our faces with home – made coffee masks were adorable experience! And also environmental friendly way not to use cosmeticsJ

That’s how it finished: oficialy if finished couple hours ago, when we were saying goodbye to each other and leaving the house. Now when I’m remembering those people, time spent together and our experiences, I keep on thinking that it hasn’t finished at all. It just the beginning for our group. Beginning to do positive changes in their own countries.

Justina Lizikeviciute
SEEDS Workcamp Leader

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