How Kaya Responsible Travel can contribute to #ECOWeek17

This week, the University of Edinburgh is hosting an “ECO Week” from the 6th until the 10th of February which aims to spread the word about the importance of sustainability, climate change, renewables, conservation and the environment. At Kaya, we think this is a great way to get all students involved with these important issues and, to expand on this great initiative, we are highlighting volunteer and internship projects that align with each of these ECO Week topics that will enable students to work and contribute to the preservation of the overall environment.


We offer a range of sustainability-focused projects aimed to help the livelihood of others as well as maintain the environment. These include projects such as our Arts and Crafts Sustainable Livelihood Internship in South Africa and our Sustainable Building Project in Belize.

Climate Change

Climate Change refers to a long-term shift in the weather patterns and average temperatures – influenced by different types of pollution. You could help tackle this issue and gain hands on experience on our Climate Change Internship in Vietnam. Here you can develop your understanding of how global and local change are being addressed whilst contributing to improving the ability of poorer communities.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is a source that doesn’t deplete when used. If this is something you are interested in being a part of then why not take part in our Energy and Environmental Sustainability Internship in China? There is now a growing awareness of the importance of renewable energy and it is a key focus for China’s leaders making a great opportunity to become a small part of a big change.

Wildlife and Marine Conservation

At Kaya, not only do we offer wildlife conservation projects, but we also offer marine and environmental conservation projects too. If you are interested in preserving the wildlife that inhabits our world and oceans then you will be sure to find a project on our website. Perhaps you might be interested in working with elephants? In which case you should check out our Elephant Research and Conservation project in Zambia. Or maybe you want to be part of maintaining the home of those who inhabit the ocean? If so then you should check out our Marine Conservation projects. We have a wide variety of projects relating to animal conservation so be sure to have a look at our website. There is also a variety of environmental conservation projects in countries such as Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand amongst others that you can take part in.

Overall, we think #ECOWeek17 is a great idea and we are here to help you take those extra steps so that you can become a part of sustainable change.