June 10, 2018

Composting at Camp Altiplano

The glowing rays of the dawn steal through the window. Between our beds, a roommate is quietly doing her yoga, saluting the rising of the sun. I lie there for a minute, before tugging myself out of bed and turning […]
April 11, 2018

#LetsRestore: Funding Report

Ecosystem Restoration Camp’s first ever crowdfunding campaign, #LetsRestore, galvanised momentum across the world to crowdsource funding for ecosystem restoration. Our aim was to raise 55,000 euros to undertake the initial processes needed to restore the land and continue to build […]
March 27, 2018

ERC Publishes 2017 Annual Report

March 26, 2018

Listening to Our Members

Currently Ecosystem Restoration Camps has over 400 members from over 30 countries. We are humbled and grateful for your ongoing support, as your membership enables us to build our first camp in Spain, and spread awareness and knowledge of ecosystem […]
March 13, 2018

Construction at Camp Altiplano: An Account

It’s six in the morning. I woke up to the sound of the wind slamming the bathroom door. The window doesn’t close, so with heavy wind the door becomes its plaything. My first thought on waking up is the yurt […]
December 14, 2017

Camp Altiplano Volunteer Experience

A week has passed since my adventure in La Muela, an impressive mountain in the south of Spain, near Veléz-Blanco. For three weeks I participated in a reforestation project that was co-organized by Ecosystem Restoration Camps (ERC) and Alvelal while […]
November 6, 2017

Experiencing a Healthy Ecosystem in the Spanish Altiplano

I have been in the remote area of the Murcian Altiplano for two months. It has been a life changing experience, living in an area so degraded. Every day the sheep walk past our bedroom window, followed closely by a […]
October 25, 2017
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Great events matter a lot

September 13, 2017

Arriving at Camp: First Impressions

During my first day at the first Ecosystem Restoration Camp in the Altiplano of Murcia, Spain, I spent a lot of it open-mouthed. I am in awe of the beauty of the place, despite how painfully noticeable the degradation is. […]
September 5, 2017

Why Catch the Rain?

I live in a temperate coastal rainforest on the eastern Pacific Rim. We have more water than most, but it all comes in winter. Our cold inland sea has four thousand kilometers of shoreline, ringed by snow-capped mountains to catch […]