Environmental Careers in the City

Earlier this week, I was invited to participate in a career panel on being an “urban environmentalist” for a university class. While it was flattering to be given this title, I hadn’t really considered how I fit the definition, or even how I got to this place in my career. As I was thinking of what I would talk about, I soon realized that my passion for cities and nature developed organically - no pun intended - as a result of my experiences in life so far. I didn’t even start my career in urban issues. After being editor of my high school newspaper, I realized I loved to write so I pursued a a degree in communications. When I graduated, my first communications job was for a Canadian government funding agency called Western Economic Diversification. The department worked on a lot of urban revitalization and policy projects, particularly in Vancouver’s inner city, known as ...

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