Emily Hunter carries on the traditions of her environmental-activist parents. As an eco-correspondent for MTV, Emily, like her father - the late, great Robert Hunter, a Greenpeace co-founder - uses her journalistic talents to spread a green message.
"For me a lot of my activism is eco-communications and I really love going to the frontline and covering stories that aren't in the mainstream media."
Being on the frontlines meant risking her life confronting whalers. Still just in her 20's, Emily inspires other young people to participate in the movement.
Calling herself an eco-huntress she makes activism cool. As she says, "Green has become the new black."
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Emily Hunter is the daughter of late Greenpeace co-founder Robert Hunter and fellow activist Bobbi Hunter. Soon after graduating from high school, Emily became an activist herself when she witnessed appalling environmental and humanitarian conditions on a trip to China.
This young GreenHero is well-informed on a wide range of issues from pollution to endangered habitats and species protection. She has participated in anti-whaling campaigns, oil-spill cleanups and projects opposing Alberta's tar sands, the latter of which she calls: "our biggest environment crime on the planet - our scar on the world".
With her impressive list of credentials, Emily strives to make people aware of the consequences of consumption and everyday actions through television and videos, print media and web-based publications. Her latest project is a book entitled The Next Eco-Warriors, which tells the stories of this new generation of GreenHeroes.
• Volunteer with Greenpeace
• Sea Shepherd is an organization that confronts problems head-on; read more about them. Make a donation to stop the slaughter of ocean wildlife.
• ForestEthics wants to stop the construction of twin pipelines on British Columbia's coast. Sign a petition to let Stephen Harper know we won't allow tar sand development to spread to other parts of Canada.
• Emily's informative blog is frequently updated with tips about what you can do for the environment.
• Read Emily's book The Next Eco-Warriors to learn about the next generation of Green Heroes.
• Learn more about the damage being done by the Alberta tar sands here.
• Follow Emily on Twitter
• Track the Next Eco-Warriors on Twitter
• Become a friend of Emily's Facebook page
• Tell your friends that oil sands mining uses up to twice the amount of fresh water than the entire city of Calgary uses in a year and that by 2015 the Alberta tar sands are expected to emit more greenhouse gases than the entire nation of Denmark.
• Take the time to write a letter to the governments of countries where whaling is still practiced legally.
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