Italo-Australian architect with Haitian children (1983-1985). Recycling has always been intrinsic part of Italian traditions, from the pizza to the panettone to organic agriculture where the elders stick to their kowledge rather than "new, miracle" products and still plant according to the moon cycles.
Architect by choice, I prefer the 3D Gypsy caravans layouts to the high-tech skyscrapers.
Dietician's thesis (1974) on the adverse effects of all chemical additions to food.
Civil engineer (dip.) worked at the Ancona post-earthquake (1973 et seq.) reconstruction.
My association in Haiti has been working on a strictly voluntary basis for twelve years, now building a greeneducational centre/school and permaculture centre on its three acres in La Gonave, the island forgotten by God and men.