The Gaia Course gives the participants the possibility to raise their own scholarship towards the costs of the Development Instructor and Climate Activist programmes, by helping to improve the earnings of the college's clothes and shoes recycling project. The proceeds of the Gaia team activities are used to cover the costs of running the Gaia programme, and for scholarships for students who cannot afford the course fees. Most participants in the Gaia team qualify for a scholarship and continue in one of our volunteer programmes at CICD.
The Gaia Course has a challenging programme, where it is necessary to be productive and go for reaching the targets in the different tasks. To raise a scholarship requires a lot of energy and effort, and as a member of this team you can learn a lot about productivity through the activities in the recycling project, as well as you learn from your studies and other activities.
The programme of the Gaia course is a combination of studies, investigations and presentations, of practical actions and to take care of and develop our Garden Farming. The main practical task of the Gaia team is to take part in running our clothes and shoes recycling project.
The Gaia environmental studies programme is very much an action based curriculum. It is organised so that you can join at selected points. Our participants can join Gaia for 1-6 months. We aim to equip you with an understanding of the main issues related to the environment and climate change.
The areas of study are:
- Earth Systems Science and the Gaia Theory
- Climate Change
- Reducing the Impact of Climate Change
- Environmental Justice
You learn about many issues in relation to the environment and climate change. For the rest of the time you are involved in practical actions, sports, cooking, cleaning, socialising and becoming part of the life of the College.