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Putting your science skills into action in the wilderness

Imagine yourself working surrounded by nature, far away from your desk, research lab or production facility. Perhaps somewhere deep in the Borneo rainforest or braving minus 45 degrees Celsius with a stunning view on white-tipped mountains in Canada.

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That’s exactly what many Shell volunteers have done working with Project Better World, a global initiative that inspires Shell employees to put their skills into action for a more sustainable planet.

Stellina (Global Brand & Communications Advisor, Marketing Recruitment) is one of them. She spent two weeks in Borneo’s rainforest assisting with scientific research on rainforest biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. “It was amazing! A once-in-a-lifetime experience,” she says.

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The Project Better World/Earthwatch fellowship programme offers Shell employees the opportunity to participate in two week long projects that contribute to the sustainable management of the earth’s natural resources. Earthwatch is an international environmental charity promoting the conservation of animals, nature and rainforest biodiversity. Like Stellina, more than 550 Shell employees have participated in the Earthwatch Programme since it began in 1999. The most important requirement for participation is a genuine interest to contribute to a more sustainable planet. Also, Shell employees require at least two years of service before they can participate.

Project Better World offers a career-enriching experience like no other. Are you curious to find out more?

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