|How long have you volunteered with SFVI?||3 years|
|Why did you become involved?||I was excited about getting to spend more time with like-minded people who are passionate about making change. I went to a few Chapter meetings and it was inspiring to see people volunteer their time because they are passionate about protecting our coastlines.|
|What are you most excited about working on with SFVI in 2017?||2017 will be the year that we see single-use plastic bags banned in Victoria! The City of Victoria is already working on a proposed transition plan for businesses, and Surfrider is helping inform and support this transition! Rise Above Plastics!!!|
|What’s your favourite outdoor activity?||3-way tie: Running, surfing and lying in the grass listening to the sound of nothing.|
|What is the #1 thing you are doing to save our oceans?||Doing everything I can to avoid plastics.|
|What is your #1 tip to reduce single-use plastics?||Always carry around a reusable bag with a mug or jar and a spoon in it. This prepares you to avoid the worst offenders: plastic bags, plastic bottles, to-go utensils and containers.|
|Name a local business or person you support because of their environmental practices.||Kaitlyn Roland and Darcy O’Neill are inspirations! They live a simple and classy lifestyle with their wee babe and not-so-wee-pooche all in 300 square feet – check out @smallswell on Instagram!.
My favourite business is Spud Victoria – I love their produce and everything I get delivered comes with a record of how far each item travelled before it got to me. It’s definitely taught me to buy local and in-season!!!