EcoGOAT Tree Sponsorship and Volunteer Event Packages
With your support of theEcoGOAT programwe will begin by planting trees on our island in organized mass volunteer planting events and we will protect them using remote surveillance, BSDUs and the cooperation of our Hiking groups on the Island. We will do this effectively by installing the coordinates of each little group of trees on a live feed from google earth. We will pass these coordinates to our sponsors who have purchased trees and they too can monitor the progress of their saplings. The idea is that if a goat manages to breach the defenses of our bsdu (bamboo sapling defense units)we can find the location of the compromised apparatus and protect the saplings so that they grow up past a critical stage and can fend off indiscriminate foragers. We will also organize tree planting events on other Aegean Islands. Our Goal is to sell 5 or 10 trees along with the protective units each made with local bamboo shoots and a resistant form of binding.
These tree planting events are programmed to occur every four months with the construction and transfer of saplings to repurposed greenhouses for the beginning and end of the summer. And the chartered planting in fall and winter months.
We will purchase appropriate trees which match the conditions of each ecosystem.
EcoGOAT EVENT – (April 10-17, 2020)
This is Ikaros Adventure Tours inaugural unveiling of the EcoGOAT reforestation program which is organized in order to combat deforestation by overforaging of goat herds we will be focusing our volunteer efforts on the all-important building of the infrastructure of our reforestation program.
Our first volunteer event will focus on the construction of green houses and planting our tree saplings at our beautiful new tree nursery complex which we will be building together with minimal environmental impact. We will be repurposing dark glass Bottles from local Beer Producer “Ikariotissa” to construct the Greenhouses. With good strong roots at our home base on a vigorous and resilient 10 acre patch in Manganitis we can reforest the whole Aegean by organizing our tree planting events.
If you opt to volunteer and to sponsor a group of 10 trees or more we will provide free tent accommodation for the entire week 10-17 on the privately owned land of our tree growing partners on the island.
This event will be for volunteers who purchase 10 trees in advance and reserve a space in a two man tent provided by our organizers With the purchase of 10 trees each volunteer will be provided with Tent accommodations on privately owned grounds above beautiful Seychelles Beach.
This year we will also assemble the bamboo sapling defense units so that they are ready for fall planting at our subsequent events.
We may also have a chance to plant some of our saplings directly into our chartered planting zones.
This event is concurrent with the Northeast Aegean Ecotourism Summit April 10-12 and all attendees are welcome to join us in a free trans-Ikarian Atheras ridge hike scheduled during that same week. Bring your work gloves and your hiking boots and we will provide all other tools and materials.
We can accommodate a bus shuttle service and a basic vegan bean and rice based menu for an additional 15 euros per day per volunteer.
We are now accepting reservations for the first 800 to reserve a space in a tent
hotel accommodations will be available for 30 euro per night and include a shuttle to the hub of our event at our home base above Seychelles Beach
Remember all volunteers and donors will be provided with GPS coordinates of our tree plantings and can help monitor the resilience of our Patent bamboo sapling defense units we can be reached directly if you see a mischievous goat who penetrates our sapling defense we will save every tree we plant from a crunchy death if we work together. Our sapling lives do matter..
Participation with tent accomodation 100 Euro for up to 7 days and 30 euros /day hotel stay add 15 additional euros/day for shuttle and vegan meals
You can volunteer to help plant the trees we grow in our nurseries by coming to our first tree planting event planned for April 10-17, 2020 following the Northeast Aegean EcoTourism Summit 2020 April 10-12. Both of these are inaugural events meant to launch the EcoGOAT program on a larger scale… Come participate in the fun for an entire week we will be building our Green houses out of repurposed beer bottles and planting our saplings so we can get a great start in our launch.
Towards the final days of our event we will have an opportunity to join for free alongside the organized group of Ikarian hikers and mountaineers on a group hike to do general trail upkeep of the Atheras Ridge where we can look over our right and left shoulder to behold opposite mountainsides of the island from the trail along its ridge …great fun..
It costs 100 Euros to Participate in our week long event with free tent stay at our home base in Manganitis : food packages or hotel accommodations at reduced rates for volunteers can be purchased separately as our packages indicate for 15 euro per day for food and 30 euro per day for hotel stay be sure to indicate the number of days you will be volunteering when purchasing your food or accommodations package All event transportation will be provided by shuttle
Take the EcoGOAT 20/20 challenge for the year 2020 and win a free week tent stay at our first event take twenty recyclable pieces of used materials such as containers and use them to plant 20 new trees awards will be given to all participants who post pictures of their inventions on Ikaros Kampos facebook page and bring the 20 trees to our first event we will build our first green house and plant them this year at our first event come take part in the fun for free and show off your creativity let’s make trees happen we have an opportunity to give back to this wonderful Earth while we are on it and we could do it while having a great time at our event which will take place 10th through 17th of April in Manganitis,Ikaria a short hike to Seychelles Beach
…. we intend to expand our program to other islands in the Aegean, all of Greece, and beyond our borders to countries like Brazil and Indonesia where forests need so much focused help. We will do this by Sponsorship and by working in collaboration with politicians, activists, philanthropists and volunteers worldwide… This organized and systematic approach will prevail as a reforestation model. It is abundantly obvious that our best chance at survival on this planet is to change our consumption model and our habits and to increase the vitality of our forests. Thankyou for your support of our Program.
PACKING LIST figure for 7 days but pack light
Lightweight hiking shoes or sneakers
sport sandals or Rock shoes
socks and underwear
wide brimmed sun hat or ball cap
sport bandana to protect the back of your neck and face