Simon Jackson is truly one of BC’s most gifted articulate, motivated and dedicated young men, a youth leader who has been featured in Time Magazine as one of the Heroes of the Planet. At 13 years old, Simon founded the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition whose efforts have successfully protected the spirit bear’s last intact habitat, the Great Bear Rainforest. He has inspired and acquired millions of youth supporters who have joined his organization. Simon is the Chair of the FORED BC Board of Directors which is committed to education about the environment and its natural resources and he is a dynamic speaker on sustainability issues worldwide. Simon is only in his early twenties but has proven already the “power of one”.
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