Sarika Cullis Suzuki describes how she became involved in environmental issues and suggests that young people follow their passions in order to participate. William Rees talks about how individuals could question their ecological footprints, but also points out the limitations to individual action. He advises that real sustainability will come about through collective action that governments take for all of its citizens.
William Rees is professor and former director of UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning. As an ecological economist, he is best known for inventing "ecological footprint analysis." Dr Rees was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2006 and awarded a prestigious Trudeau Foundation Fellowship in 2007.