Photo: Volunteers in action: meet Graeme

Walking the West Coast Trail changed his life.

By Sarah Blay, Community Giving Assistant

What happens when you really get to know the world in your own backyard? Community Giving Volunteer Graeme provides a taste of where cultivating a love for nature where you live can take you.

Born in B.C., Graeme loves the outdoors, particularly hiking. Walking the West Coast Trail changed his life. "This direct exposure to the purest form of nature helped cultivate a sense of stewardship in me that drives my desire to help incite change," he says.

Has he ever lived those words!

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Every week, for over a year and a half, he's volunteered at the David Suzuki Foundation. He started stuffing envelopes and sorting mail. Now he's sharing his sense of stewardship with donors, staff and other volunteers. For example, Graeme learned as much as possible about our recent #GotMilkweed campaign in order to share this knowledge with donors.

With a degree in geography and a focus in environmental studies from Simon Fraser University, Graeme is just getting started. His next chapter begins this fall at Queen's University, where he'll study for a master's degree in urban and regional planning with a focus on land use planning.

While we'll miss his passion and talent here at the Foundation, we're sure he'll continue to make a positive difference wherever he goes.

Follow in Graeme's footsteps and get involved protecting nature in your local community!

July 11, 2014

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