Ashley Anthony is a communications expert with a background in journalism and marketing. Focusing now on environmental non-profit work, previously she was a news director, radio host, and adventure junkie. Now she lives a quiet life in Saint John, NB after stints in Yellowknife, NT, and Terrace, BC, with her husband and three kids.
Why did you join the climate movement/whatpushed you to become interested in climate change issues?
After working alongside Indigenous elders and hearing from researchers on the ground, the need for amplification of this crisis was clear. I decided after doing my Climate Reality Leadership Training in 2019 that I was going to focus on this full-time and pursued that by quitting my dream job and enrolling into beneficial courses to help the transition.
What is one achievement you are proud of?
I've travelled across the country, lived in three different provinces and north of 60 with two kids in tow to achieve my dream job.
What was your most iconic/memorable Act of Leadership?
Meeting and engaging with other Climate Reality Leaders isalways my favourite thing to do.
What are some climate change initiatives youare currently taking part in?
I am working on launching a Community Climate Hub in my hometown of Saint John, NB.
What do you think is the most effective wayfor people to take climate action?
The most effective way to take action is twofold: change theway you eat and buy, focusing on local and sustainable, and engage with yourrepresentatives by reaching out to city councillors, MPs, MLAs, whoever… Theywant and NEED to hear that you want change.