EVS volunteer position at Can Decreix

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACan Decreix is looking for an EVS volunteer now!

Can Decreix is a place to demonstrate and reflect around the topic of degrowth. Started by activist scientists from Research & Degrowth (www.degrowth.org), Can Decreix is a centre for transformation, research, low-tech and agroecology (https://www.degrowth.org/can-decreix). Situated in Cerbere, France, on the sea-side border between France and Spain, Can Decreix was created with the idea to put in practice various degrowth strategies: simplicity in living, reflection and research, organization of meetings, of political and artistic events. This involves a range of activities from the organisation of conferences and workshops, to working on practical ecology methods and organizing of hiking through the local ridges, or bicycle tours. The project strives to have a minimal impact on nature, with minimum energy consumption, water recycling, solar kitchen and washing-machines without electricity. This involves a range of activities from the organisation of conferences and workshops, to working on practical ecology methods and organizing of hiking through the local ridges, or bicycle tours.

Can Decreix can host a volunteer from January until September 2015, providing food, pocket money and accommodation (part of the European Voluntary Service program). The EVS volunteer will help with the overall activities of Can Decreix in 2015. These can be summarized in the following pillars:

  1. The development of Can Decreix as a center for education, ecological/degrowth practice and research (networking with local projects, exchange of good practices, mapping local ecological resources).

  2. Improvement of the practical day-to-day organization of Can Decreix (gardening, construction, facilitating collaboration with short-term volunteers).

  3. Support the educational and awareness raising activities of Research & Degrowth (website maintenance, organization of a summer school on degrowth in the summer of 2015, various local events, development of a Physical Degrowth Walk in Cerbere)

Can Decreix tries to be an open space, which is connected with its surroundings. The terrain has vineyards and olive trees, situated in the typical for the Languedoc-Roussillon region, terrace shape construction. Intention is to grow and use as many eatable wild plants as possible, as well as to develop ecological and a forest garden. All activities are carried out in learning by doing process and drawn by an ongoing improvisation, where for example old beehives can convert to sieves for clay preparation. While all this is happening, there is time and space for spontaneous art, siestas and enjoyment of life, in line with a degrowth philosophy.

More information on Can Decreix: http://www.agroecol.eu/ca/candecreix1/node/4911

Contact us at: contact @ degrowth.net

 

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