A couple of young Canadian ladies cycled across Canada delivering presentations about how our individual choices impact the world. Enroute they stop at community centres, schools, summer camps and perform hilarious theatre skits.
One part theatre, one part education and one part cycling tour, The Otesha Project is a high-energy, youth-driven environmental initiative that has taken its freewheeling sustainability message on the road. And all across the country, young Canadians are heeding the call. The not-for-profit Ottawa-based group was founded in 2002 by Jocelyn Land-Murphy and Jessica Lax, two sustainable-development students who met that year in Kenya. Overwhelmed by the inequality of life in developing countries compared with life at home, Land-Murphy and Lax returned to Canada determined to “inspire a revolution” about the power individuals have to protect the world’s resources. In honour of a Ki-Swahilli (East-African) word that means “reason to dream,” they called their project “Otesha.”
Short on funds but long on enthusiasm, they assembled a core group of volunteers and created the “Morning Choices Play,” a 30-minute skit that hilariously dissects the impact that a teenager’s daily actions can have on the planet — from showering and flushing the toilet to making a bag lunch and choosing what clothes to wear.
You can find the book here ! Do read it :) http://www.otesha.ca/files/the_otesha_book.pdf
A video about the Otesha project .. you tube has many more!
An ordinary fellow trying to find life in extraordinary things. A big advocate of bicycling and a badminton lover. Used to work for an IT company out there. In the middle of a career supper jump now :) wish me luck ! Prasant PG Student School of Social Work TISS Mumbai.....read more