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Nauru’s Community Gardener

Commonwealth Point of Light 133. Max Dowedia

Max Dowedia, representing Nauru, is tackling obesity and chronic health issues on the island by teaching gardening, healthy living and environmentalism.

10 Downing Street

Max runs a community garden to encourage Nauruans to take up gardening and grow their own produce in a sustainable way. In 2018, he was one of the environmental representatives for Nauru at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Kenya.


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