Reforestation Festival
Volcano Chichonal

 

“This we know:
The Earth doesn’t belong to human; it’s the human who belongs to earth.

Everything that occurs to earth will happen to the children of Earth.

 

 Why

 Everydays´signs are too evident to be ignored , tsunamis, hurricanes and many other natural disasters are reactions of the radical transformation human race has inflicted on Earth, at such point that the survival of human race and other species are thretened.

The dominating system contaminates, deforests and extracts without measure.The consequences reveal as the society sees itself

submerged

 

Las consecuencias se demuestran en la medida que la sociedad se ve sumergida en una inercia hipnótica en la cual el cambio necesario para que esto se revierta parece estar muy lejano.

 

Through reforestations, workshops and cultural activities we expect ….. a deep and lasting effect for the local communities as well as for the individuals who attend. Leaving behind a fruit jungle which provides sustainable food for the locals. And of course helps absorb the carbon dioxide which is rapidly spreading and creating a negative affect on humanity and the planet..

About Us

Nomads United A.C. is an organization that integrates more than 300 people from over 30 nationalities who ride throughout the world since 1998 and cooperate, live and learn in order to create a wave of environmental consciousness, a social stream focused on incentivating values of sustainability by several small groups which ride through the rural zones in order to learn and bring innovative solutions to the critical environmental conditions of the world.


The Reforestation

This proposal of Nomads United A.C. offers a reforestation with fruit and forest trees. We visualize to gather of the academic sector of the UNAM University, as well as artists, travellers, ecologists, local communities, schools and public in general for this event of 6 days.

As performed in Palenque, Chiapas, we want to fuse Science, Art and the Adventure in a natural surrounding.

We offer a new form of events without negative impacts on the environment, we hope to induce volunteers and local communities realize the importance of conservation, reforestation and sustainable development and learn to live in an intentional community, using methods of consensus.

 

Where

This event will take place in Santa Cecilia Ranch and at the foothills Chichonal Volcano, Chapultenango County, Chiapas on the 8th of august 2006.

Aditional updates will be posted on www.events.nomadsunited.com

 

 

Things we need

·        Fruit- and forest trees.

·        Vegetarian food

·        Pots

·        Transportation for the food

·        PVC tubes to lead the water to the kitchen area

·        Big Tarps.

 

Welcome Center:

Receives and  registers the volunteers at the entrance, guides and informs them about the conditions of the event.

They will be assigned to a specific group depending on their Kin and mayan astrology.

 

Conditiones and terms with volunteers

The event is free
This is not a commercial festival

Bring camping gear. The vegetarian food will be served in exchange for the planting of trees.

Each visitor will have to accept and sign the conditions of this holistic event.

 Community life and natural communion.

·        Water:

o       The water on this property is clean and how it should stay, Protect it!

o       Don’t use soap in the rivers.

o       Don’t wash your clothes with washing powder in the rivers.

·        Latrines:

o       Don’t   defecate anywhere, there are specific places signed out..

o       Make sure to cover the faeces completely with earth or ash..

·        Respect the local communities

o       Respect local custom and habits and avoid conflicts.

·        Garbage:

o       Protect the land we share as if it was your own. Keep it clean!

o       Please, don’t bring any plastic that could turn into trash or take it back with you when you leave.

o       If you find garbage on your way, pick it up!

o       Si encuentras basura en tu camino, levántala!

·        The consume of alcohol and drugs is prohibited.

·        Please, avoid violence.

Workshops and other activities

·        Acoustic music (bring instruments)

·        African dance and drums

·        Body percussion

·        Capoeira

·        Firedance

·        Biodance

·        Yoga and Meditation

·         Permaculture

·        Handcraft with recycled materials (bring a Crochet hook)

·        Collective Intelligence (bring a block and a pen)

·        Mayan astrology (bring paper, pen and colour pencils :red, yellow, blue and green)

·        Riding and horsecare

 

Bring:

We suggest to bring essentials for camping in nature.

  • Tent and tarp
  • Waterresistant raincoat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Own plate, spoon and cup (no…………)
  • Musical instrumments, if you have
  • Flashlight and candles
  •  AND LOTS OF GOOD VIBES

 

Don´t bring!

  • Plastic, each person is responsable for its own waste and has to take it No traer plásticos, es responsabilidad de cada individuo de llevarse cualquier desperdicio.
  • There is no electricity in this area so avoid to bring electronic devices. No hay energía eléctrica en esta zona, evita traer aparatos que la requieran.
  • Don´t bring alcohol nor drugs !

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Program of the Chichonal Reforestation and activities for visitors

Time

august 8th     

                   Kin: 1 Ik (P)

august 9th 
Wednesday

Kin: 2 Akbal

august 10th 
Thursday

Kin: 3 Kan

august 11th 
Friday          Kin:                   4 Chicchan

august 12th  Saturday                                      

Kin: 5 Cimi

august 13th          Sunday          

Kin: 6 Manik

august 14th          
Monday

Kin: 7 Lamat

august 15th

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-8

 

Yoga

Preparation Breakfast

Sun Salutation  

Yoga

Preparation Breakfast
 
Sun   Salutation

Yoga

Preparation Breakfast

Sun Salutation 

Yoga

Preparation Breakfast  

Sun   Salutation  

Yoga

Preparation Breakfast

Sun Salutation  

Yoga

Preparation Breakfast

Sun Salutation 

Yoga

Preparation Breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-10

 

breakfast

Opening Ceremony

breakfast
 

Horse care

breakfast

Horse Riding

breakfast

 

 

breakfast

Calendario
Maya

breakfast


Earth Shield Project

Ceremonia cierre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-12

Transport of Trees

plantation

plantation

plantation

plantation

plantation

plantation

Peregrinaje al Volcán

 

 

 

 

 

 

12-14

lunch

 

14-16

 

  Plantation

 

Earth Shield Project

Show
 rehearsal

Earth Shield Project

Recycling workshop

BioDance

 

16-18

 

Seed bank

Comunal Inteligence

 Visión
circle

Peregrinaje a Chapultenango

Permaculture

Soccer

 

18-20

 

Mayan
Astrology

African dance and music

Peace March

Martial Arts

 Temascal

Drum Workshop

 

20-22

Dinner

 

Show                               Dinner