Tesicca Truong

Director

Tesicca Truong is a sustainability catalyst, a community engagement innovator and a passionate environmental educator. As a child, she travelled with her family across Canada, up to the Arctic Circle and down the Pacific Coast. After learning about local sustainability issues during the TREK Outdoor Education program, she organized Plan-It Earth (PIE), her first youth conference on urban sustainability at the age of 15. Since then, she has kick-started the Vancouver Youth4Tap movement, launched the Vancouver School Board’s first annual Sustainability Conference and served as the youngest member of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force. As the elected Environment Representative on the Simon Fraser Student Society Board of Directors, she organized a Kinder Morgan Dialogue and led the SFSS’ involvement as an intervener in the process. Beyond Vancouver, she served on the Jane Goodall Institute’s National Youth Leadership Council and was instrumental in organizing the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada’s inaugural national Natural Leaders Summit, which united young leaders from across the country to build the movement to reconnect Canadian youth with nature. For her work, she has been named twice on the Starfish’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 in Canada and was awarded SFU’s President’s Awards for Leadership in Sustainability in 2015.

 

tesicca@codesignengage.com     @TesiccaT