Caitlin Hill is a very motivated, involved, passionate young woman who is devoted to land conservation. Along with all the initiatives she has participated in, Hill is a strong believer that small actions do have the power to make a difference. Throughout university, Hill has consistently returned to Pinetree Secondary School to teach students about conservation and fundraising methods. Her goal has always been to instill an appreciation for nature and inspire students to make positive changes toward the environment. With this motivational attitude, she continues to amaze and inspire the world with her creativity, passion and dedication towards conservation.
Her nominator says that words cannot describe the effort, determination, and commitment Hill has made in her position as the Communications and Fund Development Coordinator for the Pacific Parklands Foundation. As of 2011, she has been making an encouraging contribution to this organization, even coming back to work part-time after returning to school. Along with her day-to-day duties, Hill has taken lead on the organization's first capital campaign, raising funds for Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre and recently helped launch Park Quest – a way to integrate social media into wilderness activities. “Park Quest is designed to get people out into the regional parks,” Hill said to us. “Based around a series of ‘quests’, users are challenged to complete tasks, solve puzzles and play real-world games all while immersing themselves in the natural world around them!”
Driven by her passion for the environment, she has been an outstanding environmentalist and leader. In fact, she has been the recipient of the Dr. M. Wosk Scholarship for Youth Environmental Leadership, the Robert Bateman Outstanding Youth Award, and the Youth Environmental Achievement Award.
Hill says “…the future of our environment rests in the hands of younger generations. It’s so important that we find a way to teach youth to care about the environment and inspire them to share their passion with others. My own personal mission is to inspire one student every year. I’m proud to say that so far, I’ve been successful.”
We would like to congratulate Caitlin Hill, the passionate leader, for securing her spot as #3 on the Top 25 Under 25 list! We wish you all the best for a successful future!