Career Change into Sustainability & Green Business Initiatives

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The Ninth Wave Global

During the current crisis, we recognise the difficulty many people and communities are enduring, but also believe that this may be the right time to rethink existing personal and professional paradigms, emerging from the pandemic in a new sector, ready to establish and drive forward values-based business initiatives. We work internationally but are based in and around the city of Campeche, south-east Mexico. Along with several local key partner organisations, this year our projects include our flagships Green Business and Green Market initiatives, as well our a number of other smaller subsidiaries involving community growing and food autonomy, animal rescue and heritage conservation, always encompassing a progressive vision for the future of our city and community, with the essential values needed to grow an alliance between who we have been and who we hope to become. Placements will be individually tailored according to interests and existing experience in order to enable wide-ranging skill development and community engagement. Individuals will emerge with wide-ranging related and demonstrable experience, and will also be mentored through their own project ideas in their own local context, from project inception through to advanced development. Case studies will include - among others:

  • Mercado Verde - a weekly 'green market’ brough about by a community of local artisans and organic producers, aiming to promote fair-trade goods and reduce food miles
  • Empresa Verde (Green Business) - a co-operative assessment and support framework for local businesses moving towards sustainable, environmentally conscious practices
  • El Campanario - a vanguard socio-environmental project encompassing a food forest, compost and recycling resource, animal shelter and educational workshop on a plot of land on the outskirts of the city
  • Xaman Ek cultural programme - diverse workshops, events and cultural projects in and around the city, ranging from cinema screening and music events to zero-waste workshops and children’s activity sessions. Developing sustainable infrastructure for progressive tourism in remote communities across the state.

These placements are also a great point of departure not only for those looking for new opportunities but also for anybody who’s looking to start on or improve their Spanish (no initial requirement except a willingness to learn), who is looking to gain experience working on diverse environmental and community projects, and who is interested in learning about Permaculture processes and systems.

All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to get in touch. Time frames are flexible but we suggest a minimum of two months. There are also specific tailored possibilities possible within this broader framework. Get in touch for an initial chat and application forms on https://www.ninthwaveglobal.com/get-involved.

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About The Ninth Wave Global

Location:

Calle 10, Campeche, Campeche 24010, MX

Mission Statement

We are an embedded organization generating space for positive change in environmental, community and social settings. Encouraging quiet, humble and slow exploration of places and people, our drive is to recognize shared human values and in that way mesh and strengthen communities, culminating in evolving programmes of local-led, grass-roots development.

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Programmes involve volunteering, professional placements with mentoring and journeys.

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Zona CentroCampeche, Mexico

(19.83013,-90.53491)
 

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