The Megaphone: Storytelling Initiative
"Colombia is one of the top ten countries with most biodiversity in the planet. So, naturally, I grew up surrounded by spectacular landscapes, endemic species and an abundance in natural resources.
However, there was this contradiction between the vast amount of beauty and resources and the shocking levels of poverty especially in our rural regions. How is that possible? I always wondered. My life experiences, culture and natural curiosity got me interested in understanding these complex realities and what actions are needed to change it.
That is how the sustainability movement became such an important part of my life. While working on sustainability we see current issues from a holistic view, caring for a healthy planet, a just economy and strong communities, a movement that is relevant for all, no exceptions.
Just as my personal story has inspired my vision and the work I do, our collectives stories are shaping the sustainability revolution we want to be part of in the Madison region." -Gloria Castillo, Sustain Dane