Happy Eco News Team

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Jamie is Happy Eco News' content manager! She lives in Montreal, Quebec and recently completed a Master of Arts in Geography from the University of Ottawa. With a passion for the environment, polar bears, and the Arctic, she conducted research on the relationship between climate change and polar bear viewing…
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Happy Eco News Founder - Grant is a passionate environmentalist, driven by a need to “leave it better than he found it”. This drive, combined with a capacity to understand power solutions of all types, helps him in his day job as VP Marketing at a startup clean technology company.…
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Nicole Baker Loke is a former North Pacific groundfish fisheries observer (2010-2015) and the founder of Net Your Problem LLC. Net Your Problem collects fishing gear from fishermen and sends it to recyclers who turn it into the raw material needed to manufacture plastic products. Net Your Problem has been…
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Yuri Choufour is a Canadian nature & expedition photographer, who’s been fascinated with the natural world since early childhood. Choufour is most driven to create images that cultivate a greater desire to conserve the last wild places. His photos are sold to galleries, tourism companies, as fine art prints, and…
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Edgar McGregor is a climate activist from Pasadena, California. The world faces more ecological crises than just the climate crisis, and so on May 29, 2019, he set out to help solve one of them. He began cleaning up trash at his local park every single day, rain or shine,…
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I first came to Churchill in the spring of 2000 to work at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre as the Program Coordinator. I was lucky enough to participate in a Polar Bear Behavior research project with Kim Daley (2002-2004) and spent two summers as the Summer Research Technician (2003-2004). By…
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Lilly is an international environmental champion. She is a dedicated Youth Ambassador for Plastic Pollution Coalition, Earth.org, World Ocean Day Italy and YouthMundus Festival. At just the age of 12, Lilly has achieved more than the average adult and has already established herself as one of the world’s most aspiring…
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Keroles B. Riad is a PhD candidate and Public Scholar at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. A recipient of the Quebec Lieutenant Governor Youth Medal. He leads the “Waste Not, Want Not” compost initiative at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Since the beginning of “Waste Not, Want Not” in 2016, the…
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James Black’s love for the great outdoors was inspired by adventures in the Scottish Highlands. He now runs Wilderness Redefined - a website with the aim of promoting sustainable enjoyment of the wilderness and making the great outdoors accessible for all. In his day-to-day job, James works at a highly…
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World-renowned artist, Dillon Forte, is known for his contemporary style of Sacred Geometry in tattooing. Forte believes in viewing the body as a whole, creating harmonious designs to flow seamlessly with the skin. Since opening his first tattoo studio nearly a decade ago, Forte has developed an incredible online following…
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Dr. Christine A. Ward-Paige is an interdisciplinary marine scientist and founder of eOceans, which is a software platform that integrates her expertise to make marine science collaborative, fast, and actionable. With many successes of science translating into policy, eOceans is designed to reinvent the way ocean science is done by…
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Operations Manager - Kathy provides virtual business management to many entrepreneurial organizations. She is passionate about helping Grant build the Happy Eco News community and learning how we can all live more sustainable lives.
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Rebecca Clarke is a UK-based freelance writer and self-confessed crazy cat lady. Her articles range from discussions about green living to sustainable businesses and conscious consumerism. When she is not writing, she can usually be found watching true crime documentaries with her cat, Oliver.
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Krista Wright, Executive Director at Polar Bears International Krista Wright is a passionate conservationist who is deeply concerned about the effects of global warming on polar bears, the Arctic, and the planet. She became executive director of Polar Bears International in 2013. Wright began volunteering with PBI in 2008 and…
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Debbie Banks has been interested in everything to do with the environment. In fact, she is an eco-activist and a member of the large family of the tired earth since 2019. Tiredearth is a nonprofit and apolitical group trying internationally to inspire, improve awareness, get motivated hearts together, and increase…
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Forty-two year-old songwriter and mum Amy Woodburn and nineteen-year-old singer Lizzie Freeborn live in coastal Cornwall and create songs together to raise the profile of the climate crisis. At the close of 2019, the two women, a generation apart, were thrown together when they met through their involvement with Extinction…
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Ailuna’s co-founder Helene has been interested in everything to do with the environment for many years. Helene’s passion has extended to being the environmental driving force behind Ailuna - she loves watching the numbers of saved plastic bottles, coffee cups, and other single-use items growing as more and more people…
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After living most of her adult life in cities, raising a beautiful daughter, and working as a freelance videographer, Debbi's life took a turning point that led her to an old-growth clearcut in a community watershed. It was the first time she heard the voices of the Cedar trees. Burnt…
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Sharon Michelle, MSc Psychology Sharon has travelled extensively and worked in a variety of roles. Having a healthy sense of well being, needing to be in touch with nature, and wanting to protect her has been constant throughout her life.
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Angela was born in Portland, Oregon to a family of artists. Angela’s evolution as an artist shifted when she noticed immense amounts of plastic pollution on pristine southern Oregon beaches. As she learned more about ocean pollution from plastics and marine debris she became motivated to do something about it.…
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Bob Irvin has been President and CEO of American Rivers since July 2011. As President, Bob leads American Rivers in its mission to protect and restore our nation’s rivers. He is responsible for management of the strategic, programmatic, and financial operations of American Rivers. Bob is an expert in biodiversity…
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Melina Sempill Watts is the author of Tree. Her writing has appeared in many mainstream magazines, conservation publications, and local newsmagazines. Watts began her career in Hollywood as a development executive, writing consultant, and story analyst at Dreamworks. She has worked as a watershed coordinator, run stable, shelved books at…
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Thomas is an eco-activist living in the United Kingdom. He works in environmental advocacy.
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Gerald is a commentator on MSM and social media on the politics of the climate crisis. He has a Ph.D. in chemistry and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He has authored the book "Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol" and is currently…
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Ray is the author of Our Future published by Lulu Press. Ray studied Business at the University of Hertfordshire from 1986 – 1990. Since that time, he has been traveling and working in a variety of different jobs – gardening, fast food restaurants, factories, finance, teaching, and banking to name…
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Author - Victoria is an emerging playwright, composer, and lyricist from Seattle, WA. When she is not focused on music, she is an industrial-organizational psychologist. She has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Washington where she…
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Author - After a 40-year career in communications and education, Melissa morphed into an eco-activist, starting with her university and congregation. She co-chaired and achieved the Green Sanctuary Certification (from gipl.org - Georgia Interfaith Power and Lights), and also spearheaded a weekly 3Rs newsletter. In addition, she created the congregation's…
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Author - Laura Lee Cascada is an earth and animal protection advocate and writer based in Front Royal, Virginia. As the Campaigns Director for the Better Food Foundation, she works to build a healthier, more sustainable food system through an innovative approach called DefaultVeg. Laura earned her master’s degree in…
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Author - Maggie B is an intrepid nomad dedicated to sustainability. She draws from her diverse professional background and self-experience to write engaging and heartfelt content ranging from travel to the environment. You can reach Maggie on IG @Maggies.thoughts
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Contributor - As an engineer of technology, Suzana is especially interested in toxic substances and food chemistry with minimal use of chemicals in production. She promotes the use of greener solutions in everyday life, and the fact that one person can make the difference!
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Gina Woods and Marianna Verlage Archibald formed Mother Daughter Earth in 2018 to provide environmental education through podcasts, blogs, videos and regular social media posts. They help facilitate a conscious lifestyle so people can live a more colorful and abundant life by connecting with nature, making thoughtful daily choices, and…
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Isamary is the creator of IsaVibesShop She was born in a very small country in South America. She used to reuse everything she could, not with the intention of saving the environment, but just out of necessity. When she was 10 years old, her family moved to Canada and her…
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