Meet our youth ambassadors

Our World Environment Day youth ambassadors demonstrate the passion youth have for taking action on climate change and protecting the environment for future generations. These future leaders will plan and attend local events, reach out through social media, and champion the role of youth for the environment.

Meredith Adler

Meredith is the executive director for Student Energy, a global charity creating the next generation of energy leaders who will accelerate our transition to a sustainable energy future.

Under Meredith’s leadership, Student Energy was recently named one of the top 50 youth solutions in the world, delivering on sustainable development goals.

Thomas McAuley-Biasi

Thomas is the chair of Emerging Leaders for Biodiversity, a youth network in the province of Ontario devoted to connecting young people who are passionate about the environment and biodiversity, as well as connecting them with jobs and opportunities in the environmental sector.

Thomas also serves on the Ontario Biodiversity Council, a group made up of a variety of organizations working to promote biodiversity.

Maatalii Okalik

Maatalii is president of the National Inuit Youth Council, and she works to promote Inuit languages, cultures, education, and reconciliation.

She advocates for Inuit youth, regarding the right to a safe Inuit Nunangat (Inuit homeland), environmental protection against climate change, and the need for Inuit knowledge training on the land.

Neha Rahman

Neha is a member of the Prime Minister's Youth Council, and chair of the Council's environment and climate change subcommittee. Through her leadership, she advocates for the need for policy-based climate action and works to raise awareness among youth of the impacts of climate change on marginalized communities.

Neha is a student at McGill University in Montreal.

Dominique Souris 

Dominique is a graduate student, climate activist, and youth advocate. She is the founder and director of the Youth Climate Lab, an organization dedicated to creating, supporting, and collaborating on innovative projects for climate action.

As one of Canada’s Top 30 under 30 Sustainability Leaders, Dominique is passionate about engaging young people in environmental issues and social innovation.

Élyse Tremblay-Longchamps

Élyse is vice-president of the Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec, and she was recently appointed to the Prime Minister’s Youth Council. She believes that her generation must take responsibility for securing the future of our environment.

Elyse was awarded the Lieutenant Governor's Youth Medal and the Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec, in 2016.

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