I have three weeks of school left before the summer break. I've been busy thinking about how I want to spend my summer. I'll be away for a bit in Carlsbad, California and look forward to being up close and personal with the Pacific Ocean. While I'm there I'll be finishing up my latest project called, "Activism in a Box".
It may sound a bit strange, but it is an idea I've had because of questions people asked me about how I got started as an activist and conservationist. I think people believe that they need to raise a lot of money or do great big things to be an activist, but really, it is about starting. Simply trying, every day, to make our world a better place.
My Activism in a Box toolkit will be available online this July. I'm so excited to share all the tips, tools and inspirational messages to help you find and use your talents to raise awareness about things that matter to you most.
Maybe saving sharks isn't your thing (okay, it is mine), but I'm just as excited to help you find your voice and share your message with the world whatever your idea is to make positive change happen.
You're never too young or too old to get started. Our planet is worth saving and we all can help make a difference. Even the smallest effort to converse and protect our world is worth it. All you need to do is try and I'm here to help you!
Are you ready for an amazing line-up of speakers? The first ever TEDxKitchenerEd is here and the event will be live-streamed tonight starting at 7:30pm ET from Huron Heights Secondary School in Kitchener.
I'm so honoured to be selected to speak at this event and to share my message about ocean conservation, AfriOceans, and protecting marine life including my beloved SHARKS!
I hope you'll watch TEDxKitchenerED and to check out the bios of all the speakers.
Many, many thanks to Andrew Bieronski for all of his hard work organized this event. He is an amazing teacher and we're so lucky to have him in our community.
I'm so excited about the opportunity to be recognized as a "Leading Girls Building Communities" award recipient for Waterloo Region. MPP Catherine Fife has been such a terrific supporter and I'm thrilled to have been nominated by Christine Tolton and to have the support of my family and my community.
Susan Cook-Sheerer interviewed us on Rogers TV daytime a few weeks ago and I am so happy to be able to talk about my passion for planet preservation and my support for AfriOceans Conservation Alliance.
I never dreamed I would win this award or appear on TV to talk about being an ocean warrior, but here I am!
My message to you is to believe in yourself even if you feel afraid and even if you have hurdles or obstacles. They are just opportunities to challenge you and help you stretch and grow in ways you never thought possible.
For our oceans and endangered marine animals and all the moms in the ocean and on land - Happy Mother's Day!
"We never know the worth of water till the well is dry." ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732