Congratulations, Top 25!

Dearest Readers and Friends;

Starting on September 29, 2011, The Starfish is happy to release its Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 list.

We’ve got lots to say about these 26 individuals (that’s not a typo – we’ve got a pairing on the list!). As an organization with every single contributor under 25, we’re all happy and proud to be in the same cohort as these fine environmentalists. Each one of these people has beaten the odds to prove to their communities they have what it takes to make a difference.

I hope this list astounds you as much as it does us. These young, bright, and astounding eco-advocates are the ones you need to be watching for in the upcoming years. Although, it’s likely you may have already heard of them – after all, our finalists have made national news headlines, performed on TEDx stages, and worked with the top environmental NGO’s in Canada (just to name a few designations).

Sometimes, when you read the headlines, you’ll often hear there’s no hope for a green future. After countless interviews with amazing applicants, I can assure you that isn’t the case.

Here’s to optimism and a green future.

Congratulations, Top 25!

Photo by Orange Coat Photography.

Kyle Empringham, Sujane Kandasamy, Alex Pogacean, and Lauren Murphy

Executive Team, The Starfish.