Portrait of the week: David Chapoloko

David Chapoloko
UNCCD News

This young climate advocate studied agronomy and forestry and is leading the movement Art 4 Climate Zambia that cleans up plastic litter and makes it into art. Together with other activists, David collects and sorts litter to make animal sculptures. He also teaches how to repair broken objects instead of throwing them away. He plans to expand this concept and build greenhouses out of litter, exploring the structural color theory.

For Desertification and Drought Day 2021, David will lead a tree-planting project in Zambia's capital Lusaka with environmental societies in universities, school groups and the media. 

Facebook: @davey.chapoloko 
Twitter: @DavidChapoloko 
Instagram: @davidchapoloko/