Meet our fabulous summer students!
We are so excited to have Cole and Cassidy in our office until the end of August! They will mainly work on a regular event series but they are so energetic and creative that we will sure see some more surprises
Cassidy is a student from Lord Beaverbrook High School in Calgary. After post secondary she will pursue her knack for business and become a social entrepreneur with a focus on sustainable energy. She loves to hear about small ideas that turn really big, she often turns her friends from part time employees into small business owners, and one day she will be the face of corporate social responsibility. The knowledge and experience gained will lead to a remarkable understanding of how innovative non-profits operate and Cassidy is looking forward to being part of an environmental movement. She hopes to apply concepts from the Sierra Club Chinook Group to a student activist club she is starting in the fall.
Cole is currently pursuing a Masters of Library Information Studies at McGill University in Montreal. Originally from Calgary, they have been a part of the grassroots activist community here for many years with interest and involvement ranging from food politics to the anti-war movements, cycling to urban agriculture. A true prairie soul Cole is passionate about preserving the majesty, beauty and power of our province for generations to come. Having finished an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies, Cole is also excited about sustainable urban development and believes that it is imperative that cities and their populations learn to be more accountable for the impact they have on the environments they exist within. They hope to one day combine the passion they have for sustainability and the environment with their love of books and belief in life long learning to open a free school. Cole is excited about working with the Sierra Club Chinook Group this summer to develop a program which will help to inspire more people to get excited and passionate about preserving our world.