Joseph’s enthusiasm and energy are as boundless as his smile is broad. Make no mistake: despite his rather discreet demeanour, he very actively put his passion for a green future into action.
A mathematics teacher at Waverley Girls’ High School in Johannesburg, South Africa, Joseph was trained as a Climate Reality Leader in Johannesburg in 2014. This only strengthened his dedication to informing the youth about the climate crisis and fostering behavioural change.
In 2011 he initiated a paper recycling programme at his school. Still today, each classroom is equipped with a cardboard paper bin, and all pupils and teachers are encouraged to separate paper waste for recycling. The iniative is run in partnership with the company mpact, which provides the bins and a recycling container from which it collects the paper waste every month.