"Actions speak louder than words" while, in the
Although our main project is the provision of affordable, quality support to the grassroots, to current & aspiring ecotourism practitioners, in 2004 we also decided to allocate a considerable share of revenue (from already discounted subscriptions) so as to co-fund community projects undertaken by our Members, with a total of Euros 21,250 donated between 2004-2011.
We hope to resume our community projects soon and we welcome your ideas and recommendations - contact us!
Social & ecological justice does not come about only by online campaigns; offline, field action is also needed. Over the past 5 years, since 2004, on the 1st of July, to celebrate our founding anniversary, we have been funding & part-funding micro eco-projects initiated & implemented by our Members, according to the philosophy and aims of ECOCLUB. You may find information on the funded projects by following the links at the top of this page.
In 2010, ECOCLUB.com will offer micro-grants to projects initiated & implemented by our Members, that promote ecological & social justice in local communities. We are doubling our awards budget to Euros 6,000 (amounting to around 40% of our proceeds from Membership fees in 2009) so that three projects can receive a Euros 2,000 grant each. As always, the winning projects will be democratically chosen through a Member vote and the implementation process will be transparently documented online.
The theme of our 7th Annual Awards is "Ecosocial Justice Through Tourism". We call on our Members to consult with their local community and submit tourism-related projects that can help rectify ecological and social injustices at the community level.
Prize: The total grant this year amounts to Euros 6,000 to be equally shared by three winners upon successful completion of their projects. Each project must be officially undertaken by a legal entity (including the self-employed) that is able to issue an official invoice to us, for legal & transparency reasons.
The above is just a summary. To find out more,
April 1, 2010: Submission Deadline for Period A (there are a total of three award periods in 2010)
April 7 - 14: Eligible projects posted online and Member vote by email to choose winning project
April 15: Winner "A" Announced
April 16 - June 30: Winning Project "A" Implemented
July 1, 2010: Submission Deadline for Period B
July 7-14: Eligible projects posted online, Member vote by email
July 15: Winner "B" Announced
July 16 - September 30: Winning Project "B" Implemented
October 1, 2010: Submission Deadline for Period C
October 7-14: Eligible projects posted online and Member vote by email to choose winning project
October 15: Winner "C" Announced
October 16 - December 31: Winning Project "C" Implemented
The 2010 Candidate Projects (please follow the links for full details):
Candidate Projects will be posted here after April 1, 2010