Posts tagged PowerShift Atlantic
Emi Belliveau-Thompson is working to divest Dalhousie from fossil fuels.

One of the biggest obstacles in the fight against climate change is overcoming over a century of economic assumptions that point towards fossil fuels being a sound investment. Forcing a paradigm shift is no easy task. It requires smart, passionate advocates who are willing to overcome deeply ingrained institutions and force a new way of thinking. Fortunately for anyone who takes the threat of climate change seriously, there are people like Emilia Belliveau-Thompson leading the charge.

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Robin Tress: Educating youth and connecting Atlantic Canada.

Personal sustainability is a common characteristic of environmentally minded individuals; those committed to change find ways to build upon this trait. Robin Tress is always conscious of her personal sustainability while working to strengthen the environmental and climate justice movements. With a deep understanding of societal movements and the need to build resilient communities, Robin is not willing to compromise her beliefs under any circumstance. This confidence and resiliency has fuelled her initiatives and has contributed to significant change in Atlantic Canada. Robin’s enthusiasm, tireless work, and ability to motivate youth has placed her in the 9th spot in our Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 for 2014.

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