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Muriel Vincent, Communications and Social Media Coordinator

Saturday Spotlight Series

· Climate Reality Canada Team
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Full Name and Title

Muriel Vincent, Communications and Social Media Coordinator

Short Biography

Always on the lookout for innovative ways to communicate on the climate crisis,
Muriel Vincent has made it her life mission to promote traditionally overlooked perspectives and get marginalized and vulnerable voices at the forefront of the climate debate.

Muriel holds a master’s degree in Environmental Policies and Sustainable Development Management from the Catholic Institute of Paris.

Co-author of a study on Urban Logistics she understands the crucial role that cities and their inhabitants play in the transition to a net zero society.

Self-proclaimed ecofeminist, Muriel Vincent has helped secured for hundreds of grassroots women-led organizations throughout the world, the access to international political spaces, to ensure that they get a seat at the proverbial table.

Muriel also had the opportunity to work at the European Climate Foundation, an organization headed by Laurence Tubiana, architect of the Paris Agreement.

Why did you join the climate movement/what pushed you to become interested in climate change issues?
Being of Caribbean descent, I was exposed very early on to the impacts of climate change on fragile ecosystems. My grandfather told me about the importance of safeguarding mangroves and the biodiversity on our island, Martinique.
Later, I learned that Martinique's prized coastlines were at risk, in part due to soil erosion, caused by human activities. This was reason enough for me to want to take action.

What is one achievement you are proud of?
After my B.A, I decided to take a gap year to reflect on what career path I should follow, and concluded that I needed to do my part in the fight against climate change.
I am happy to say that through my job, I can be vocal about a cause I’m passionate about, while encouraging and inspiring others to do the same.

What are some climate change initiatives you are currently taking part in?
I recently joined the Montreal chapter of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby and I just became a Climate Reality Leader!

What do you think is the most effective way for people to take climate action?
I think that the grassroots level is paramount when it comes to instilling change both within people and within systems. On top of that, it is, in my opinion, crucial for any grassroots-led action to be as inclusive as possible because the climate crisis affects people that are vulnerable or marginalized the most, and what they bring to the table is extremely valuable.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

My two best friends and I have a podcast together called Missing Sounds. It’s a fun creative outlet and it allows us to stay in touch, since the three of us are all living in different countries. We get together and talk about everything under the sun through a funny millennial and diverse lens.