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Susan Lindsay, Regional Organizer for Manitoba

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Susan Lindsay, Regional Organizer for Manitoba

Short Biography

Susan is a Project Manager at Climate Change Connection (CCC) in Winnipeg. She has been educating the public about climate change for the last 15 years. Some of her biggest successes have been educating teachers on how to engage and activate students, and supporting youth education and action. Prior to employment with CCC, Susan worked as an interpreter at the Fort Whyte Alive. Susan has also worked for the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Monterrey, Mexico; Youth Challenge International in Guyana, South America; Tiamo Resorts in South Andros, The Bahamas; and the City of Winnipeg in the Waste and Water Department. Susan holds a BSc. in Environmental Science and a postgraduate in Ecotourism Management. She is a mom, an active volunteer in her community, and a cyclist.

Why did you join the climate movement/what pushed you to become interested in climate change issues?

I've always loved nature. My love for trees, wildlife, and water drives my dedication to protection and climate change education.

What is one achievement you are proud of?

In March, I wrote a report that will help teachers engage and activate students. It is a cumulation of best practices and tips on age appropriate education and action.

What was your most iconic/memorable Act of Leadership?

I was asked to speak at the David Suzuki Blue Dot Tour in Winnipeg. I met David Suzuki and the crowd excitedly responded to my story!

What are some climate change initiatives you are currently taking part in?

I am currently focussed on online climate change education and assisting teachers.

What do you think is the most effective way for people to take climate action?

They need to make it a priority in their day to day decision making—everything from shopping to voting.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I have won provincial championships in three different sports—softball, volleyball, and basketball!

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