˜ "We're building a bamboo boat, we're starting in Ecuador, and we're sailing to a place called Manaus, Brazil. From there, we'll hop into a jeep and trek down to Rondonia, Brazil and down the Trans-Amazonian Highway, which is an unfinished highway built in the early 1900's. We're going because I was really inspired by some cover stories I was reading on NPR about deforestation and agriculture. It's just kind of crazy that the rainforest is here and it's being burned. I feel like everything that could be said hasn't been said, and everything that has been said is losing its grip. Our goal is to show the rainforest in a way to be seen. In a way to be visualized." ˜
˜ "I watch a lot of big corporations and successful people. Even the people we idolize like Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Bill Clinton, and President Obama. I've looked at them thus far and I'm like, woah, I've got to step up the game. For the sake of the human race. I need to be the best role model I can be. I need to be the best person I can be, to push and raise the bar."
"When it comes to making an impact, you don't have to try to change the world. You don't. You don't have to try and take on every problem that there is. You just have to really evaluate yourself and see, 'What am I literally able to do? What is something I know I can get ready to do in a few weeks? What is something I know I'll be able to do if I plan it out in a year?' If you take those steps and just apply some effort, you will be a changemaker. It starts with all of us. Every big movement has been led by the people." ˜
What are you able to do? Think about what it is you are able to do and do it! Be a changemaker! Follow Roberto's journey down the Amazon on his Instagram @classicoroberto
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