1) I graduated from the University of Guelph this past spring with a BA in International Development and I'm now working on my Master's in Planning, Growth, and Regeneration at the University of Cambridge.
2) I believe we can seriously improve our world with liveable cities, wholesome food, healthy people, stronger democracy, cleaner air and water, and sustainable local economies. I also believe we need creative and interdisciplinary solutions to get there. That's why I spend most of my time and energy developing fun ways to build momentum around good ideas.
The good idea that preoccupies me most right now is the use of local food to regenerate struggling places.
3) I'm always game for a nice long discussion about Canadian politics.
4) Hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up. - - David Orr
In the past:
The Vote Mob Movement - Happy Co-Founder (with the amazing Yvonne Su)
Tradyo - The Social Marketplace
C-Day: Fill the Hill - Oct. 24, 2009 International Day of Climate Action (350.org)
TEDxGuelphU - 2012 speaker, 2011 emcee and co-organizer
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