I am so very honored to be profiled in Liner Magazine‘s ‘Women in
Charge’ Issue that came out this month. This issue was very special.
From soup to nuts, only women worked on the issue and only
women were featured in the magazine. The writers, the
photographers, the editors, the publisher shared their wonderful stories to
inspire other women.
Do give it a read and support wonderful women like the Founder &
Editor in Chief at Liner Magazine, Kelly Searle and her LA-based crew.
This winter issue was designed to specially to look at the lives of
women who are “shaping the world and the lives of others around
them”. The issue pays homage to all the women who
have influenced the life of the founder, Kelly Searle.
When I think about the women who have shaped my life, I immediately think about
the ‘mothers’ I have had the pleasure of having. I say mothers in the
plural sense as many women who have come before me have had
such strong influences in my life and in my life choices. My mum who
lives in Toronto taught me to never give up on anything and to always
have the fortitude to continue moving forward throughout my life.
There is my American mum, otherwise know as Leigh Adams who
besides being a fantastic sustainable gardener and colleague in the
environmental field, she has always shown me and supported me to
always use my voice and for issues that are near and dear to my
heart, such as human rights, basic rights for all men and women
throughout the world.
As we head into the holidays, which we will spend with our family or
friends or both, may you honor the ‘mothers’ in your life, the women
who have made an impact not just in your life but the lives of others
May you have a wonderful holiday season and I wish you nothing but
the best in 2015.
Andrew Nisker is Toronto-born documentary filmmaker, environmental activist and entrepreneur whose work has taken him across Canada and around the world, giving him a deep appreciation for how lucky we are to be Canadians and a desire to make this an even better nation for our children.
I am in involved with an incredible non-profit program called AMBITION. (If you check out the site, do take a minute to watch the opening video).
It is an entrepreneurial program for underserved youth.
It runs out of a high school classroom in an underprivileged area where amazing kids work with a large group of successful mentors to become entrepreneurial. There is nothing like it as it is all real-world and hands on! The students have had the honor of spending time with true leaders including Richard Branson and Bill Clinton.
The organization is running a first of its kind, fundraising/mentor recruitment competition where the mentors and volunteers are competing to help increase AMBITION’s Student Scholarship Fund and Mentorship.
They are trying to reach at least $10k by December 9th.
Therefore, I am asking any of you if you might be able to contribute.
All donations are 100% tax deductible.
You can donate HERE.
Please put my name in the Referred By section!
Thanks so much in advance for any support you might be able to provide!
PS: If you are in LA this week. I hope to see you at the UN talk in Pasadena on Wednesday!
One of the many reasons I work to save the environment. In 2030, there will be 150,000 less asthma attacks in children thanks to cleaner air and less carbon pollution. There are several factors that can trigger asthma. Namely: ground level ozone, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter emitted into the air via power plants and factories. Power plants make up 40% of the carbon pollution in the U.S. We already limit how much mercury, arsenic, soot and other air pollution power plants can emit, and it’s crucial that we limit carbon pollution, the top contributor to climate change. Lobbyists and corporate polluters are working tirelessly to stop the EPA’s efforts to stand up to polluters. Click here to sign the petition that will tell your senator that limiting industrial carbon pollution from existing power plants is a concern for you. Stand up and be counted.