He's in his early fifties and he has spent the last 5+ years walking across Central and South America. He began his journey in Mexico and he has criss-crossed his way down the continent and ended up in Villarrica. A retired firefighter, Martin has been staying mostly at local fire stations. While walking, Martin began noticing more and more garbage littering the roads. The majority of the trash was made from plastic. It was clear to him that he needed to do something. So, he decided to visit schools to share his message: use less plastic.
After his presentation ended the students had recess. I had class with the 8th graders and some of them were very eager to talk with Martin. But first, he popped in to share a few final words with the students.
Much to my students' delight, Martin agreed to sign a few autographs. (They are pretty much obsessed with anything and everything that has to do with England.)
Martin returned to our school the following Monday to talk with the students in IV medio (12th grade). They weren't in school during the original assembly. From Villarrica, Martin plans to continue south until he reaches Tierra del Fuego. He is not sure where he will go from there.