FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday October 30
TORONTO, ON — Multiple young leaders 25 years of age or younger have won an award for their work in the environmental sector.
These six winners will be receiving The Starfish Canada | Lawson Foundation award for their work in environmentalism in their local communities. Each one has taken a unique approach to their work, ranging from wildlife conservation, climate change activism, bridging divides between northern and southern Canada, and upcycling materials for the fashion industry.
- Lucy Cullen, 25, Toronto ON – http://thestarfish.ca/journal/2018/6/2018-sftop25-finalist-lucy-cullen
- Devon Fernandes, 23, Waterloo ON – http://thestarfish.ca/journal/2018/6/2018-sftop25-finalist-devon-fernandes
- Dominique Souris, 25, Ottawa ON – http://thestarfish.ca/journal/2018/7/2018-sftop25-finalist-dominique-souris
- Sukhmeet Singh Sachal, 23, Surrey BC – http://thestarfish.ca/journal/2018/6/2018-sftop25-finalist-sukhmeet-singh-sachal
- Sherry Wong, 20, Kitchener ON – http://thestarfish.ca/journal/2018/6/2018-sftop25-finalist-sherry-wong
- Eva Wu, 21, Toronto ON – http://thestarfish.ca/journal/2018/7/2018-sftop25-finalist-eva-wu
The Starfish Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 program celebrates environmental leaders across Canada. Every year, a panel of judges from across Canada selects this group of people that represent the incredible environmental work being done across local communities.
This year, The Starfish Canada teamed up with the Lawson Foundation to provide additional monetary awards to a subset of these finalists to support the advancement of their environmentalism, determined by the Lawson Foundation’s 5th Gens – a network of young philanthropists who are engaged in the Foundation’s work.
Kyle Empringham, The Starfish Canada
Amanda Mayer, The Lawson Foundation
For more information: https://lawson.ca/our-approach/special-initiatives/5g/top25-awards