Co-founder, The Starfish Canada

Kyle Empringham

Kyle is a civic engagement specialist with a masters degree from Simon Fraser University's School of Resource and Environmental Management. Kyle hopes to bring guidance and mentorship to The Starfish Canada as it grows and develops into a common source for youth engagement for Canadians. In his spare time, Kyle likes to swim, run and cycle (although has yet to attempt a triathlon).

Listen to his interview with Nature Labs

Critical Thinking Questions

  • Regardless if you agree with the message, what do you think of their storytelling approach to advocacy?
  • What lessons can be learned from this approach?
  • Is their success rooted in the uniqueness of the model or in the positivity of their message?
  • Do advocates – nature advocates, especially – need to be more hopeful?
  • Should nature stories be more hopeful? And how helpful is it for young leaders to see and understand the successes of their peers?
  • Do we need to do a better job of celebrating success and helping each other learn from the stories of others? Might this be our best hope for nature?

More on Kyle

Read an article about Kyle: Environmentalism is often a doom and gloom situation that we face and a lot of people are feeling inspired to do something but also feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders.

Favourite Book: A Whale for the Killing by Farley Mowat

Favourite Podcast: Rough Translation by NPR

Favourite Program: GirlsonBoards