I joined the Lower Mainland Green Team in 2013 because I felt the urge to get outside, get my hands dirty, and make a difference. As a Green Team Leader, I would like to gain experience working with volunteers and help the LMGT build capacity so that it can continue to do good work. My hope for the future is that people will grow more aware and appreciative of the connections we have with the environment. Even in the heart of the city, we are still and will always be a part of nature. This hope runs through my work as a writer and essayist, and I’m always interested in exploring stories with themes of nature, culture, and identity.