Our wonderful green story began in 2009, in the biodiverse corridor of the Umgeni River Valley. Partnering with eThekweni Municipality, our work with the local communities drove our early eco-programme approach. Over time, our Green Corridor hubs emerged across river, ocean and land ecosystems within Durban. They have become our incubators for ground-breaking social and environmental initiatives. Our collective focus has been on youth and sport development, open space management and restoration, and eco-tourism and learning. We’ve generated a growing portfolio of what we call Purpose-Projects, all concentrated on driving local sustainability, creating balanced habitats, and building community resilience. Our story transcends the constraints of wards, borders and regions. We’ve achieved that by embracing eco-system thinking, and highlighting the interdependence of communities with nature. The renaming of Durban Green Corridors to Green Corridors speaks to this, and is a significant step in our organisation’s evolution. We work tirelessly to make connections between what we’ve learned from our local partnerships, to the neighbouring regions and beyond. At Green Corridors, our purpose and ethos makes us strong partners and agents for the realisation of vibrant, sustainable and economically integrated communities. Plunging into a new culture and experience a different way to see the world is one of the key learning aspects of our volunteer program. Living in a new and non-familiar environment and working in a Zulu community in South Africa is part of that unique and requires a special amount of courage. Green Corridors aims to engage young people from various countries in our community development programs around Durban. It is a highly beneficial learning experience for both the volunteers and the community. You as a volunteer will learn a lot about yourself and it gives you the chance to develop cross-cultural communication skills. Further, by sharing your skills and contributing to community based projects, locals get the chance to expand their knowledge and learn from you. Become a volunteer for Green Corridors for a life-changing experience!
Hi there! My name is Noraly Schoenmaker and I’m a 31-year old, Dutch, solo-female traveler - currently on a mission to travel the world by motorbike! I blog about my travels at Itchy Boots. It all started when I went to Australia at age 23 to work in gold mining. I became rich and traveled around the world for 2 years straight. Completely broke, homeless and jobless, I returned to Holland. The next 5 years I worked for an international contractor on big ships all over the world, from Kuwait, Kazakhstan to the Bahama’s and beyond. But even though I saw a lot of the world, it wasn’t the same as full-time travel.. So I quit that job and sold all my stuff - to be on the road again! This time I’m traveling by motorbike, which is just the BEST adventure!
Helinox is a leader in premium-quality portable furniture and accessories for the outdoors and home. Combining more than a decade of innovation with advanced materials, Helinox chairs, tables cots and accessories offer function, durability and performance. Since 2009, Helinox has brought comfort outdoors by designing premium packable furniture and accessories, so that you can be At Home, Anywhere. Furniture is meant to travel, so we’ve designed ours to be portable, durable and beautiful as well as comfortable. That means you can relax when you’re backpacking deep in the woods, sitting on an urban rooftop, lounging at the beach, car camping, or simply hanging out in the backyard. So lightweight and compact, you’ll want to bring your own chair to any adventure or gathering. Helinox is proud to have created the new category of lightweight portable furniture from our advanced technical know-how; melding craftsmanship, design and premium materials into an award-winning line of products. We promise you’ll feel the difference in comfort, durability and portability. Born from the tent pole technology experts at DAC, Helinox products are built with innovative high-strength lightweight alloy tubing, the choice of the world’s best tent brands, combined with carefully selected and patterned fabrics.
Valarie D’Elia, aka Travel With Val, is an award-winning multi-media travel journalist and content provider, specializing in Italy and ancestral travel. Val is also a real estate and hospitality aficionado, who has purchased and renovated homes in both New York City and Florida’s Gulf Coast and soon to be buying and renovating a home in her beloved ancestral village of Castelfranco in Miscano, in Italy’s Campania region. She was born into a family travel business dating back to 1902, when her Italian-born great-grandfather booked his friends and relatives from Naples, Italy to Ellis Island in steerage class on transatlantic oceanliners as part of the immigration wave. Val has developed an expertise and travel savvy that is cultivated from more than a century’s worth of perspective. Among other outlets, she shared her travels through video segments airing on NY1 News for 20 years. She was also the host of The Travel Show on the WOR Radio Network for nine years. Among other networks, she has appeared on every hour of NBC’s Today Show as a travel expert. At the beginning of her career, Val was a host and producer on the original Travel Channel, created by TWA’s Carl Icahn. Val’s passion for her Italian ancestry is most evident in her documentary programming, including a story about her DNA connection to a global music figure airing on WLIW21(PBS). “Making of a Maestro” was recognized in 2018 by the NY Press Club as the best travel writing for broadcast TV and in 2019, received the Gold Award for the best video from NATJA, North American Travel Journalists Association, as well as third place in the NYWIFT online shorts festival. Val is currently a recipient of a NIAF, National Italian American Foundation, Russo Brothers grant for a documentary underway entitled “Saving Southern Italy,” about people like her who are giving back to their Italian ancestry. Val frequently speaks about her passion for DNA vacations and roots travel at a number of significant trade & consumer shows including NY Times Travel Show, Newsday/AAA Travel Expo, NYTrav Fest and RootsTech. Travel with Val has advice for every genre of today’s travelers, no matter how far you roam. She will also personally share with you my travels as a video journalist as I continue to discover all this beautiful and complex planet has to offer. Whether you’re slowly finding your footing around the world or are feverishly ticking off a well-deserved bucket list, our aim is to make your journey the best it can be for a price you can afford. We’ll share hand-picked deals, savvy tips, and inspiring stories to help head you in the right direction.
I am a software engineer (MSc Computer Sciences), project & product manager and a certified Scrum master with more than 10 years of experience in the IT industry, working 100% remotely since 2010. Having lived and worked all over the world as a full time nomad, I firmly believe remote work is the future of work and I love giving public talks and blogging about it. My clients are typically founders with amazing ideas, or even already established businesses, who know their domain and target audience very well and have a vision to create a software product to upsell to their existing customers, gain new customers, automate their services or simply launch a brand new & disrupting product. By opening to the global market and leveraging the power of freelancers we set off on a mission to set up that startup.
I'm a Brazilian native, English Portuguese translator and interpreter with 12 years of experience, 50 books translated, and over 1,500 hours of on-site interpreting work. I also do proofreading, localization, transcriptions, and write book reviews/reports. I have a background in arts, fashion, and communication, and I volunteer for Mercy for Animals, Ted Translators, and NGO Olhar Animal. I love to travel and I am currently studying travel writing. I wrote about my journey as a freelancer and working remotely while traveling the world. So it's been a year since the madness started and somehow it feels like nothing has changed but A LOT has changed. My 'now' has been staying low-key and wrapping up projects. I completed the book I was translating in the last semester of 2020. Added some very final touches to a book I worked on early-mid last year, which in turn wraps up a project I started working on in December 2018. Excited for it to come out. Also, I guess I can say I reached the 50 translated books mark (even though a part of it was written in Portuguese so I didn't translate the entire book)! I am still learning French and still feeling like a caveman who can speak single words but not quite put together an entire sentence lol. I also completed a Reiki Level 1 training and initiation course (remotely, ofc) and am now Reiki certified. I am trying to enjoy the little things, like a very rare outing to Rio's Botanical Garden (accidentally picked a lovely 113ºF day, sweet lord), and being in awe of this Sumaúma tree (a personal favorite of Tom Jobim, who would visit the place every day and sit by this exact tree).
Italia che Cambia is a social promotion association and a registered newspaper. We tell, map and network those who produce positive change from below in our country, in a direction of greater sustainability and economic, social, environmental, cultural equity. Italy that changes is a project that wants to tell, map and network that piece of country that, when faced with a problem, takes action to concretely change things without delegating or waiting for someone to do it in his place. It also wants to offer tools to facilitate the positive transformation processes underway in the country with the aim of bringing out the potential of those who "want to change" by providing the example, the know-how and the support of the network of projects already underway. . The vision and values that gave life to the Italia che Cambia project are contained in the “Seven Paths” which are therefore the basis for the selection of the realities on the map and the news proposed every day. Seven paths of transition towards a fairer, fairer and more sustainable society. We did not choose the various points from nothing: they were reported to us, told, transmitted by the realities we encountered along the way. We wanted to write them, grouping and organizing them to make explicit the objectives and ideals that move us and that are the basis of our project. They are not points of departure but of arrival. The realities that we tell, that we have encountered and that you can find on the map, while each following its particular path, share this path with us and aim towards the same goal. Moreover, thanks to a work that in 2015 involved over 100 ambassadors and ambassadors, representatives of as many associations, committees, companies, universities, institutions, we have written 17 vision / action documents to change Italy. We have called them Visions 2040 and they integrate, deepen them, the elements that emerge from the Seven Paths. In March 2018, the book "And now you change" was released, which collects the summarized and updated documents, edited by Andrea Degl’Innocenti and Daniel Tarozzi.
Antonio Di Guida , is a traveler, writer and photographer . At the age of twenty-two he started a nomadic life. Leaving his safe haven, he took off for Africa. From this experience he wrote my first travel book " Africa: a muzungu's journey in the savannah". He tells his experience to give readers a boost in leaving those four walls that surround their lives, especially to get closer to a great life experience, Volunteering. After Africa I decided to leave for Australia. In Australia, specifically in Sydney, he worked in a construction company. After six months he bought a van and built a mobile home for it, and then decided to leave Sydney and travel. In that period he had many experiences: from working on farms collecting broccoli and cauliflower, to living for months on an organic farm, learning the art of healthy living between yoga and meditation. Other experiences always lived in the Australian woods and then driving towards the red desert. From this experience his second book Australia was born: Where dreams come to life. After two years he left Australia to embark on another great journey. A journey through Asia . The journey to Asia began in Indonesia . He has lived in Bali, Lombok, Yogyakarta and in the Newfoundland community located on the island of Sumatra, North Indonesia. With a boat ride he landed in Malaysia and lived on Tioman Island for a month. Then he moved to Georgetown and lived for a while in a Krishna temple located in Butterworth. He then moved to Thailand , immersing himself in Buddhist culture and religion. then Cambodia: in this land he taught English in a village school located in Siem Reap. He then went to Vietnam: crossing it from south to north with other public transport. Where he arrived in Laos the on to Myanmar . In the city of Yangon he volunteered with an association that helps the terminally ill. Antonio has also travelled to India, Dubai and soon travelled on bicycle through Turkey, Greece and finally back to his hometown Empoli in Italy. After a few months of work in France and other experiences in Europe, in 2017 he decide to take a flight to America . Right now he is still traveling, trying to live for several months in each traveled state, realizing life experiences and volunteering. In Colombia he once again decided to travel on a bicycle. Antonio is now in South America.
Anyone can be a Heritage Ambassador. Help take our past into the future. Spread the word and generate revenue. Make heritage your business and earn with your passion for art and culture. ArtAcadia.org is an umbrella organization for everything pertaining to our heritage and respective cultures. Providing a platform for Heritage Ambassadors, to help take our past into the future. We are a passionate community that is compiling a comprehensive global directory and cultural map. Facilitating networking, training, work opportunities, events and marketplace.