Lissa Cowan (Canada)

What inspires me are people of different backgrounds, ages and experiences coming together with a common goal and vision for creating community, helping empower others through education and connection and making sure there is fairness and dignity every step of the way.

When I see how young people can be transformed and in turn transform communities through environmentally sustainable programs that allow them to be themselves and make a difference in the world and in our future, it makes me feel that there is not only hope for humanity, but for all living things. I am truly inspired to read the stories of strength, courage and sharing that come out of Project SERES programs and events, and am overjoyed to do all I can to contribute my talents and presence to their endeavours.