The twenty-something generation is working to change the world by taking action on climate change, but what inspires them? This book explores the experiences of twenty-five Canadian activists and reveals the motivations behind their actions. The stories of these young leaders offer a window into their lives and inspire us to join their mission. While the challenges are many, their accomplishments are no less impressive. This book explores their inspiring stories and the issues that they have raised to create a more sustainable society.
What Inspires Them?
Craig Kielburger was born in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. He attended Bishop Scalabrini Catholic School where he was assigned the Free The Children project. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, he continued his studies by completing a dual minor in psychology and politics. He later completed an Executive MBA at the Schulich School of Business at York University. He is currently a contributing writer to several Canadian newspapers including The Edmonton Journal and the Victoria Times Colonist.
Erin Gee and Erica Ifill were born in Toronto and graduated from Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School in Scarborough. They worked on racism and social justice issues, and were featured in the Canadian media while they were still in school. As an adult, they have written books, spoken at conferences, and pushed against the status quo. While he is not running for office in the federal election, their work has already made a difference.