Alexander Vergara Castro
From: Valparaíso, Chile
Favorite color: green
Passions: nature and dance
Life goal: share everything I can to create a better world
Hello everyone! I am Alexander better known as Alexcinho, a happy member of Sustainable Lands and a passionate person about nature. Since I was a child sitting around the fire I felt this connection with nature and I have the best memories with my family and friends in a forest, river or somewhere in the mountains. Through life I had the chance to live in different countries where I discovered the richness of culture, traditions, languages and differences. After that my world became wider and smaller at the same time getting new friends and ideas as well sharing my experiences and life. I remember being in nature all my life, so for me the connection with your natural and social surroundings are the key for life. Because of that I have been following an educational path in Permaculture and Environmental Science that took me to live in ecovillages and work/volunteering in different projects around the world. For me life is an experience and as more feelings you experience as closest you are to a perfect day.
Nicolas Tress Molina
From: Rottweil, Germany
Favorite color: orange
Passions: systems and food
Life goal: become an air-pirate
Hi there! I am Nicolas, but my friends call me Nico. I am a happy member of Sustainable Lands and passionate about systems, in particular about food systems, from growing to processing, distributing, selling and cooking! Being half German and half Chilean I was never one or the other. So I went to search for my own. Finishing high school I went to Australia, came back and studied Biology. After my Bachelors I thought I could do most good in the realm of bioinformatics, dedicating myself to genetics and synthetic biology. On the way I realized that this way leads to further disconnection between people and their natural surroundings, and was not the right path for me. I went to Copenhagen and got to know amazing people trying to close gaps within the food economy while reconnecting people to nature. This experience showed me a new way and inspired me. Not much later I found myself studying Global Sustainability Sciences at Leuphana University in Lüneburg. Being an air-pirate and helping people to do what has to be done to make their systems sustainable and their lives livable is a dream of mine. Until I have my first air-ship, however, I will be around helping out wherever I can.