After learning about how climate change created negative impacts environmentally, socially and economically, Skye was determined to spread her knowledge and engage her contemporaries. Skye has made great achievements through her commitment to engage and educate youth, believing that awareness and education is the key to a larger cultural change.
Lilly Woodbury is a born teacher, inspiring those around her with her passion for positive actions that encourage behaviour change. Her appetite for learning is insatiable -- she researches, writes articles and conducts field work, all while listening to those around her and adapting programs to their needs.
When Sofiya got involved in modelling and pageants, she wanted to use this experience to elevate her voice and build confidence in sharing her views. In 2013, she won Miss Earth Canada advocating for outdoor activities for children and encouraging sustainable practices.
Aidan didn’t stop there. He then took on something even bigger - an extensive commitment to making the Town of Whitby into a certified Bee City.
Cocktails, fine-dining and events. All of these things have a certain heir of perfection. When Lucy Cullen saw how much was being wasted to create these dreamscapes, she knew something had to be done.
Sofia Slater’s love for the outdoors was nurtured by her father when he introduced her to skiing, paddling, surfing and sailing. Her passion to protect the environment developed from these moments enjoying the outdoors. And she wanted to share this with others.
With the heart of a true green leader, Jason's love for the environment is evident; he immerses himself in obtaining knowledge and experiences, shares what he's learned, investigates environmental issues and works with others to find creative solutions. A rising star like Jason shines not only through the leadership positions he has taken on, but also through the relentless strive that sets himself apart from other youth his age. People around him are in awe of the dedication that he continues to devote to the issues that he is aware of.
"What if for one day everyone picked up one piece of litter. That's 7 billion pieces of litter that will not end up in our waterways, killing our animals and contaminating our water supply!"
That statement resonated with Dillon. He couldn’t shake it out of his head. So that night, he called Sam and asked how you take that statement and turn it into action. From that day, PickWaste was born.
As a young boy, Sam was always involved in the environmental initiatives that took place at school and in his city, but over the past few years he began to take matters into his own hands.
Her educational efforts expanded past her local community outreach, where Jasveen is currently the Director of Our Poles Our Planet (OPOP), a national youth organization that is dedicated to raising awareness and action for the world’s polar regions. Founded by fellow explorer and friend, Robert Adragna, Jasveen was instrumental in bringing this organization to the national level.