Eileen Nicolle

Lecturer, University of Toronto - Toronto

Having mostly spent 2018 on maternity leave, I have been reflecting on the future I hope my children will enjoy. Their future depends on the actions we take as individuals and as a society in the next decade. As a privileged professional I am trying to do what I can to live in a way that acknowledges that my health and existence is tied to that of the planet.

I hope that individual changes such as flying less, eating a vegetarian diet and voting for leaders that value future existence and peace above short term economic gain make a difference. I hope I will be successful in changing my own habits and help to influence and inform those around me.