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5 Oct 2010
 - Volunteers Pave The Way - Literally!
 - Sumbiling Cries Ecolution!

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Volunteers Pave The Way - Literally!
Two friends of ours, German Jens and Czech Zuzka spent some time with us from 19-29 Aug 2010, as part of our volunteer programme at Sumbiling Eco Village, a stop in their plan of cycling around the region! During their stay, they employed their energy and ideas, through Jens' architectural expertise, to remodel our main hall entrance, and built a pebblestone entrance walkway complete with drainage underneath. They also lent a hand to the local villagers who worked with us, in the process making new friends and having a good time! Jens & Zuzka are just the 2nd pair of volunteers who have gotten the opportunity to spend time here, through contacts in the CouchSurfing network. For more about their experiences, visit their
blog (in German ).

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Sumbiling Cries Ecolution!
The cry of revolution is once again heard! Not with placards and guns, but with every decision to strive for eco-friendliness! On 10/10/10, Sumbiling Eco Village's newly christened green warriors will sound the brave cry of an Eco-friendly Revolution, aptly named Ecolution! Marking the start of our new proactive approach towards environmental preservation, our green ethos will become a core value of business, from the simplest tasks to operations and management decisions.

Among the steps to be taken with the start of this campaign will be reducing redundancy in operation of boats and cars (fuel guzzlers!), implementing waste reduction ideas, sorting and recycling, composting, and a big discouraging of plastic use - in fact for months we had already ceased distribution of plastic mineral water bottles to guests!

With a bit of symbolism to mark this bold step, we hope to change not only ourselves but others too, through commitment to the green cause close to our hearts. We aspire to be a selling point for simple and do-able ideas anyone can inculcate in their daily lives to do their part, no matter how small in ensuring our world is best preserved for a cleaner and greener tomorrow! And then, we can truly shine for a new meaning of 'Eco' in our name, Eco-Friendly! So join us in support, because for Mother Earth, the only solution is revolution! Hear thee, hear thee, our cries of 'viva la ecolution'!

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