my name is Paul and would love some advice from anyone in the know. I am hoping to incorperate some work on eco builds, eartships, on my journeys. If anyone has any advice on companies individuals or locations where i might be able to get started I would really appreciate it many thanks...
I think you should start to look for international companies that deal with sustainable renewable sources/energy. Mostly from American and European countries. Or maybe via United Nations?
its always best to post serious queries in the main forums as people often don't look in the introductions threads!
hope you find what you're looking for!
I would suggest that you first do some internet research on the type of organizations/ companies which would be interested in eco builds.
Then, write to them stating your interests but my advice is put it in such a way that you are not offering to build or design eco builds for them but rather that you are interested in a short-term volunteer position or internship with the organization who has such well-known "green" concerns. This way, you gain a knowledge of the work that is being done by the particular organization and then can contribute your own ideas.
E.g: UN - Habitat , CARE etc.
The above is if you are targeting MNCs or int'l development agencies.
It might be better to work directly with local NGOs in rural communities in countries with a lower GDP than western countries, who would be interested on skilled volunteer input.
For starters, Check out the links to the following NGOs in Sri Lanka and India and if you are interested in any of the work they do, write to them directly:
(1) Foundation of Goodness, Seenigama, Galle, Sri Lanka: Founded by the cricketer Muttiah Muralidharan's manager, after the tsunami and a whole village is being rebuilt with complete facilities and is largely funded by cricket teams (Sri Lankan, Australian and England)
(2) Mandore Guesthouse, Mandore, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India: A family run guesthouse and runs a volunteer programme for community development. Anyone with any skills are welcome there, as long as the intention to contribute positively is genuine.
Good luck with your search and welcome to Travellerspoint!
Welcome to TP!! I see Ahila has found some information that may prove helpful. Also check the forums for additional help.
Welcome again and see you in the forums!