Carmen Gustafson was born in Castlegar BC and raised in nearby Golden. She has a passion for the natural world and an interest in how people relate to their ecological systems. In 1999, she graduated from Golden Secondary School and started studying at the University of Alberta in 2000 where she will graduate in 2005 with a B.Sc. in Environmental and Conservation Sciences. She has also gone on academic exchange to Finland. She is an active participant in the university community, especially in the areas of the environment and social justice.
Carmen is a young, enthusiastic activist. She feels that the time for change is now and is ready to facilitate the maturing of Canadian society into a sustainable one.
- Future World Leaders Summit, Washington, D.C.,1996
- Junior (1997) and Senior (1998) Leadership Award, Golden Secondary School
- Started the Golden Action Team for Equality in Society
- Participated in peace marches, critical mass bike rides
- Volunteered at the Green is Gold Eco-conference (2003) and helped plan the 2nd annual Eco- conference (2004)
- Promotes environmental sustainability and socially responsible practices.
- Lived in the U of A Ecohouse, a model for sustaibable lifestyles, for 4 months (2004)
Contact number: 780-988-8890