Hey friends! A lot has happened since my time as a CC-IUCN Youth Ambassador. This past year has been rich with adventure and loaded with transformation. In recent news, I just graduated from the University of Victoria in an alternative way … with 5 field courses! In May, I headed down to Peru for … More Elise’s Adventure Update
As with any proud Parks Canada employee, I love talking about parks. I’ve mastered the art of bringing Parks Canada into pretty much any situation or conversation. You’re eating canned salmon for lunch? -> The Gulf of Georgia Cannery (a National Historic Site in Richmond, B.C.) used to can it for you! You tell me … More Let’s Talk Parks, Canada!
An ambassador is someone who works to represent or promote a certain activity. As CC-IUCN Youth Ambassadors, Caroline, Sam and I got the chance to represent Canadian youth at the World Conservation Congress. But there are many nature ambassadors in this world that often go unnoticed. Let’s recognize some special Ocean Ambassadors… the surf bums. … More Ambassadors of the Ocean
Appreciation and gratitude helps us focus on the positive aspects of our lives. One of the best ways to stay happy is to remain grateful. I am grateful for the volcanoes, coconut trees and sandy beaches of Hawaii…but what I’m most grateful for is the people I met on this beautiful archipelago. As my time … More The Art of Appreciation
FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out This feeling is something I’m sure we can all relate to. When you have a family dinner at the same time your friends are going out. When you see a friend’s Facebook post about a hike you weren’t on. When you see an ad telling you about limited edition … More FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out
How amazing would it be if everyone treated conservation like a competition? The competitors are human beings and the stadium is planet earth. On a personal level, an individual would gain an advantage by using reusable coffee mugs, biking to work and advocating for species-at-risk. On an international level, countries would have teams composed of … More Competing for a Healthier World
The past two days in Hawaii have brought to light why I came to the IUCN World Conservation Congress. Being a first time visitor to the Hawaiian islands, I didn’t have a true personal connection to this land that I would be learning on for the next two weeks. I guess that’s is why I really appreciated … More Sunshine and Bright Minds