Anitra Paris

Growing up on the Sunshine Coast fostered Anitra’s deep love of nature. Climbing trees, swimming in the ocean and observing eagles inspired her to later study for a BSc. in Natural Resource Conservation at the University of British Columbia. Since graduating, she has worked in human-wildlife conflict and renewable energy. Skiing, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and surfing have all allowed her to connect with like-minded people that care for the environment. Nature and wild creatures is what pushes Anitra to influence the systems that affect the earth. Climate change is an anthropogenic issue, the solution will always involve altering human behaviour. Only comparable to beavers and elephants, humans are the most drastic ecosystem engineers. Anitra is excited about pioneering systems that build community and create a positive narrative that will enable people to live a low-impact lifestyle.