Joost Notenboom and Michiel Roodenburg

Joost Notenboom and Michiel Roodenburg

To raise awareness of the global water crisis, the two cycled 30,000km on bamboo bicycles created by Calfee Design. Their ride to raise awareness was launched on 4 July 2010; over a period of 20 months, Notenboom and Roodenburg cycled through 16 countries, carrying a bottle of water from the Beaufort Sea (near to their launch point of Deadhorse, Alaska)  to the Antarctic Penninsula, where they arrived on 6 March 2012.

Their awareness-raising rough ride points to the fact that over 1 billion people around the globe live without access to clean drinking water. Their route symbolises the natural water cycle of the Earth. They are currently engaged in raising funds for a variety of drinking water projects, most of them in Latin America.

Of note: The two received support for Cycle for Water from RSM’s IWILL community initiative.  Joost and Michiel are the youngest DAA nominees so far, and the only ‘tandem’ nomination to date.   

Currently: Both are Sustainability Consultants at KPMG.

Media: See Joost Notenboom and Michiel Roodenburg on CNN and TedX and see them at ‘The Future of Water’ Seminar at the RSM seminar entitled 'The Future of Water'.

Read more about them in the National Geographic Eduction blog and in the Brisbane Concrete Playgrond.