Solidarity Interpreting​

Building bridges between environmental advocates

Solidarity Interpreting

We build bridges between environmental advocates that speak different languages by providing solidarity interpreting services during their gatherings and meetings.

We support all kinds of initiatives, gatherings and projects that are aimed at protecting nature and regenerating the environment. Our aim is to help these initiatives gain a wider reach and bigger impact by eliminating language barriers.

Consecutive Interpreting

A person speaks for a few minutes and then pauses so that the interpreter can translate his or her message to another language.

What does “interpreting” mean?

According to the definition of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) interpreting means to “translate a spoken message from one language to another”. This can be done in different ways. For example:

Simultaneous Interpreting

A person speaks and the interpreter translates the message at the same time to another language (“simultaneously”). It is possible for the interpreter to “whisper” the message to one or two listeners but most commonly a specialised technology and equipment is used so that a wider group of people can listen to the interpreter.

Remote Simultaneous Interpreting (RSI)

There are specific RSI platforms that are technically designed to host videoconferences with simultaneous interpreting. Besides, the widely known videoconference platform Zoom offers the option for an add-on that enables an interpreting function. The participants of an online meeting can then simply choose which language they want to listen to.

What does “interpreting” mean?

Consecutive Interpreting

According to the definition of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) interpreting means to “translate a spoken message from one language to another”. This can be done in different ways. For example:

A person speaks for a few minutes and then pauses so that the interpreter can translate his or her message to another language.

Simultaneous Interpreting

Remote Simultaneous Interpreting (RSI)

A person speaks and the interpreter translates the message at the same time to another language (“simultaneously”). It is possible for the interpreter to “whisper” the message to one or two listeners but most commonly a specialised technology and equipment is used so that a wider group of people can listen to the interpreter.

There are specific RSI platforms that are technically designed to host videoconferences with simultaneous interpreting. Besides, the widely known videoconference platform Zoom offers the option for an add-on that enables an interpreting function. The participants of an online meeting can then simply choose which language they want to listen to.

Important notice before requesting our services

The founders of Eco Interpreters are professional conference interpreters and thus understand the value and specialised nature of their profession. While they are committed to helping those who would otherwise have no access to interpretation, they carefully assess the financial situation of organisations through a series of questions and sometimes requesting to see event budgets and other documents. If it is determined that an organisation can afford to pay at least a solidarity rate, they encourage fair compensation for interpreters.

Request the service

We are more than happy to support your environmental initiative and help you getting a wider impact by connecting you with people that speak different languages. Let us know about your meeting and what languages you need to cover.

Please. Remember to read our Q&A before requesting our services.

We are more than happy to support your environmental initiative and help you getting a wider impact by connecting you with people that speak different languages. Let us know about your meeting and what languages you need to cover.

Consecutive Interpreting