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Sustainable Waste Management in Bluefields, Nicaragua

The MIT Community Innovator's Lab (CoLab) and Development Lab (D-Lab) are engaged in a long-term waste management project in Central America, led by CoLab Program Director of Global Sustainability Partnerships Libby McDonald.  From Mexico to Panama, Libby and her students are helping low-income communities create sustainable waste management businesses and connect their communities through a zero waste supply chain.  This short video by MCP candidate Ruth Sappelt documents her work with a cooperative of wastepickers in Bluefields, Nicaragua in August, 2013.  Founders and members of the cooperative Luz del Futuro (Light of the Future) talk about their personal histories, work, family, and their dreams for the future.  Ruth's work was sponsored by the Legatum Center.


Luz del Futuro from R. S. on Vimeo.