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Congratulations Tesicca Truong!

January 28, 2021

The Greenest City Leadership Award recognizes individuals or groups who enhance or advance the City's Greenest City Action Plan goals.

Tesicca Truong

Individual youth category

Simon Fraser University student Tesicca Truong is a community engagement innovator and a passionate environmentalist. At the age of 15, she organized the Plan-it Earth conference on urban sustainability for youth. Today, she is the Environment Representative on the Simon Fraser Student Society Board and the youngest member of the Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force.

She has organized conferences, a dialogue with Kinder Morgan about the Enbridge Pipeline, and the Youth4Tap movement to replace bottled water with refill stations in Vancouver schools.

Tesicca has served on the Jane Goodall Institute’s National Youth Leadership Council and given keynote addresses at sustainability conferences. This year, the Environmental Studies student received the Simon Fraser University President’s Award for Leadership and Sustainability.

The Greenest City Leadership Award (Youth) recognizes Tesicca Truong for creating opportunities that encourage youth to address sustainability issues.