Nature Conservation on Holiday – 7 Days in the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve

Voluntourism – the combination of voluntary work (volunteering) and tourism is one of the most sustainable forms of tourism – provided it is well thought out. In addition to spontaneous one-day assignments during holidays or commitments lasting several weeks in distant countries, there are also voluntourism package tours on the market. As a TourCert-certified tour operator, BUND-Reisen is one of the most sustainable in its sector. So it was all the better that we were able to accompany one of their trips to raise the profile of voluntourism in Germany. We were also able to see first-hand how the people here are committed to nature conservation and offer solutions that are also fun. Keep up the good work! You can watch the long version here and the trailer here (both in German).

Semillas de Amistad – agrarökologisch zusammenwachsen

Mass migration and food crisis – Cuba has been facing particularly serious problems since the Covid-19-Pandemic. With the new Food Sovereignty Law, Cuba wants to find a remedy and address the fundamental challenges of our time: a healthy and sufficient diet, the preservation of biodiversity and climate. To support this endeavour, a project between HNE Eberswalde and UNISS in Sancti Spiritus was implemented in 2023. A special encounter that leads to important places of the transformation process and from which we can all truly learn. Watch the film (Spanish/German).

Visit to Boavista – Between tourism and species conservation

Today’s sea turtle species evolved about 110 million years ago in the early Cretaceous period. Of the total of seven species of sea turtles found worldwide, six species are classified as “vulnerable”, “endangered” or “threatened with extinction” on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) Red List (IUCN, 2022). On the Cape Verdean island of Boa Vista, several species conservation programs are trying to halt this trend. We got to know the work of one of the organizations behind it to find out how species conservation works here and to what extent tourism plays a role. Watch the film.

Tiny Forest – Planting action in Darmstadt

What an honor that our first cooperation project took place with the now multiple award-winning association Miya e. V.! For the planting action in Darmstadt, we accompanied part of the team for one day in cooperation with the Freie Montessori Schule Darmstadt. An impressive concept, but also an impressive performance of all participants on this day! The film of the action is available here. More info at:

Wajiira – Ancestral Land Of the Wayuu

For more than 2000 years, the Wayuu have lived on the La Guajira peninsula in northern Colombia. But their current predicament presents perhaps the greatest test the Wayuu have faced throughout their history: Water is becoming scarcer, and the traditional life of the indigenous community is being threatened by climate change, coal mining, and the encroachment of Western culture. What unites the Wayuu people are demands for basic things: The right to clean water and a dignified life. In cooperation with the Fundación Apünaja and an ambitious team, “La Guajira” brings you the story of the Wayuu people and the fight for their way of life. Watch the film.

About the Beauty and Importance of Traveling

Verdewelt’s debut film. A wonderful memory of an incredible time. Sans script, but certainly not sans technical problems, the spontaneity of the recordings and the sense of humor on which we sometimes like to take ourselves for a ride nevertheless brought this authentic and cheerful film to life. We are very happy to share our experiences with you – although we probably wouldn’t ever travel this way again! But it certainly was a good (and important) experience. Have a good trip! Watch the film (Spanish/German version only).