Learning to climb at a climate conference

I’m writing to you today about a super cool youth-organized climate conference happening right now in Ottawa, yet these photos look like I’m preparing for an expedition up Mt. Everest. How did I end up in a 3-day intensive climbing workshop at a climate conference?

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Kim Mathieu
Hors sentiers battus au Chili

Je savais que mon voyage allait être une exploration beaucoup plus culturelle qu’à l’habitude, mais je ne m’attendais vraiment pas à remettre en question toutes mes croyances sur le développement durable et l’écoresponsabilité.

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Kim Mathieu
Off the beaten path in Chile

I knew that this trip was going to be much more focused on culture than my trips normally are, but I had no idea that it would have me question all my assumptions and beliefs about sustainability and environmentalism.

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Kim Mathieu
Why running and the environment go hand in hand


It’s no surprise that environmental matters and physical activity can go hand in hand. Putting on the runners and getting out to a place with some trees and fresh air can go a long way. You can help yourself by elevating your heart rate and exercising your body while also benefiting from everything the outdoors can offer - vitamin D from the sun, peace and serenity from the air and surrounding foliage, and maybe even some moisture from the rain.



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2018 #SFTop25 finalist - Pauli Illuitok

Pauli practices Inuit traditions of hunting and camping, guided by the IQ guiding principles, specifically through Avatimik Qamatsiarnik, the concept of environmental stewardship and Inuuqatigiitsiarniq, the concept of being respectful. Pauli shows his passion for the environment by practicing these IQ guiding principles when hunting for animals to provide for his family and community.

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