Max Wohlgemuth Kitslaar was a participant to one of the Nudge Leadership Challenges and he worked a short while for Nudge in The Netherlands. His latest project is Connecting Las Americas in which he travels across the Americas on an oldtimer Moto Guzzi motorcycle, documenting local and bottom-up initiatives that work towards positive change for a better world. Follow his journey via his site and via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
This is one of his stories:
María José and her sister María Emilia are both primary school teachers in the city of Tucumán, Argentina.
Originally they come from the province of Corrientes, in the east of Argentina, close to the border with Brasil.
In their home province of Corrientes, they set up the project of the “Eco Casita”: the construction of a house made out of plastic bottles. The project was carried out at the primary school where they were teaching at that moment. The objective was to raise awareness among young kids about the environment and about recycling.
Within a period of only a week, a stunning total of 6000 plastic bottles was gathered.
After the house was finished, it was used (and still is) as a house for young children to play in at primary school.
María José and María Emilia are setting up a similar project now in Tucumán.