“I am passionate about climate change, the environment, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). We only have one Earth; it’s either we take care of it or it swallows us all” – Orjiakor Maxwell Austin.


Maxwell is a Grassroots Development Champion who wants to raise environment-conscious young people who l take action for a sustainable environment.

Maxwell graduated from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. He is a Geologist and Geophysicist, but currently working as a Programs Manager at Do Take Action.

In line with his passion, Maxwell executed a Climate Change workshop at Wisdom International School of Excellence, Sauka Lugbe, Abuja. He chose the project because he believes that climate education is the best way to help create awareness about climate change, and induce people to take action.

In the course of the project, Maxwell addressed the causes of climate change, alerted the students on the ripple effects of climate change on life on earth, taught them how to reduce their carbon footprint, and informed them on the actions they can take to fight climate change. 

The project ended with a “Plant a Tree” drive to plant trees in the schools and environs. The school proprietor bought 50 seedlings of trees that were planted. Twelve students signed up as climate change ambassadors to replicate the project in their different communities and circles. 

Maxwell has taken action to raise environment-conscious young people who will take action for a sustainable environment.

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