Shadia Fayne Wood

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Shadia Wood began at age seven as an advocate for justice and the environment, in an eight-year campaign to pass state legislation to take responsibility and act against the cancer clusters and deaths in her community. In recognition of her efforts, she received the Yoshiyama Award from the Hitachi Foundation and the Brower Youth Award from the Earth Island Institute. At age fifteen, She attended the World Summit on Sustainable Development, joining the youth energy caucus’ efforts to create the Official Global Youth Energy Policy Statement. Months later, Shadia attended the Second National People of Color Summit and there she helped create the Environmental Justice Youth Platform. She is a member of the Environmental Justice Climate Coalition Youth Committee and is on the Kids Against Pollution National Board of Trustees. Shadia graduated from West Canada Valley High School and has worked for the last two years as a leader of the Youth Climate Movement. She worked for the EJCC, as the youngest Campus Climate Challenge Coordinator in the Energy Action Coalition. She just returned from Lebanon after spending a semester at the American University of Beirut, chillin with her people and re-discovering herself. Now she lives on Try-On Community Farm, which is a sustainable living community in Portland, OR.

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