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Elissa Smith


Gender and Age: Female, 29
Location: Guelph, Ontario
Country of Residence: Canada Canada
Country of Birth: Canada Canada
Nationalities: Canadian Canadian
Citizenships: Canada Canada
Languages: English , French
Website: Website http://www.elissasmith.ca
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Elissa is currently living in Ottawa where she spends lots of time day dreaming about camping and skiing instead of working!

For the past few years Elissa has been actively seeking to strengthen the youth environmental movement and increase youth participation in decision-making.

She is a member of the executive committee of the Sierra Youth Coalition- Canada's largest youth environmental NGO.

Elissa has volunteered with international organizations such as Rising Tide, World Carfree Network, People and Planet, and the European Youth For Action. Additionally, Elissa is the representative for North America on the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Youth Advisory Council. Elissa was the youngest ever government delegate to the 7th session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Program in Kenya and the 13th session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in New York.

Elissa has spoken at many events including the UNEP International Youth Conference, the UNEP Global Youth Retreat, and the UNESCO World Youth Parliament on Water.

She is studying Global Resource Systems at the University of British Colombia. She is a recipient of the National Millennium Excellent Award for Community Service. She runs a business teaching youth to win scholarships- www.scholarshiptraining.ca.
She has been a researcher for the Underground Research Laboratory of Canada, the National Research Council of Canada, and Natural Resources Canada, and was the valedictorian of the National Science Academy of Canada in 2001.

Elissa tends to analyze all environmental issues from a social justice perspective. Climate change, sustainable consumption & production, and grassroots environmental education & action are her main areas of interest. But lately she has been focusing her interests on environmental economics, policy and international development.

Elissa has cycled across 8 European countries and traveled to Africa and Asia.
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Last Login: March 6, 2008
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