To promove a sustentable lifestyle in Santiago

14 January 2013
01 March 2013
Santiago, Chile
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Hola! My name is Fernanda and I am a student in Santiago de Chile, a city with a lot of attractions but also with a lot of noise, rubbish, smog, segregation, consumerism and traffic. When I hosted Massi around one year ago, we students were on strike trying to change our educational system. You could think Chile is still part of the "third world", but I believe that we are in a period of big change. There is a part of the citizens who want to improve things and I am on this side. My action is based on the idea of living in a more sustainable way. Many people think this is not possible in Santiago but I believe it is. And I would like to show it to my next guests. We can go together to the Critical Mass - which takes place on the first Tuesday of every month starting from Plaza Italia - to fight for more space and rights for the bikers. I always go by bike and even if I don't have an extra one to lend, I know where to hire them. I have recently become vegetarian and I can show my guests where to buy fair-trade food. You can come to yoga classes with me, which here cost less than 2 US dollars. Last but not least, I can show you my city and together we can find ways to improve it a little bit, step by step."