As he fights on behalf of the environment and the trees against corporate greed and the Once-ler, the Lorax reminds us that change begins right here, with ourselves. We must be the change that we want to see in the world.

The students at the bilingual Escuela de Despertar are harnessing their inner Lorax to create environmental change within the confines of their north Cochabamba montessori school. Last February, the school broke ground on a sustainable vegetable garden and greenhouse project in the northeast corner of the school grounds.

When Sustainable Bolivia volunteers Maggie Cassaro and Breanne Overton learned about the project, they immediately jumped on board and offered to further embellish the project with a mural centered around the inspirational theme of the Lorax. On Thursday, November 22, Maggie and Bre watched with pride as the student’s inaugurated the project with a theatrical rendition of the Lorax.

Congratulations to all those involved for your hard work and dedication!