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Community Builders Awards: This year’s Young Leader is an avid environmentalist

Celeste Schoahs is eager to support community projects and drive local change

Celeste Schoahs is a leader in environmental preservation and restoration.

Throughout her co-op placement at the NORDIK Institute, Celeste helped to gather more than 200 community members to discuss their vision for a water secure future here in the Sault, playing a key role in the capture and communication of community perspectives.

Her passion and desire to be an agent for meaningful change have driven her to help organize a regional shoreline cleanup, Envirothon and NORDIK’s World Water Day event.

Celeste has championed sustainable farming, women in STEM and climate action. She was the first student ambassador for Water Wise, a regional non-profit organization that aims to empower people through storytelling, Indigenous knowledge, culture and science in an effort to protect our freshwater resources.

She also works tirelessly to support the needs of women and those who identify as female, particularly when it comes to female education and Indigenous voices.

For the last two years, Celeste has worked at Parks Canada combining two of her great passions: the environment and representing young women in non-traditional workplaces.

Celeste is an inspiring role model who plans to use her education in environmental science to make the world a better place.

The Young Leader Award is presented to an individual under the age of 25 who is actively involved in worthwhile community service and shows a commitment to making the community a better place for others.

Congratulations, Celeste!

This award is proudly sponsored by Northern Credit Union.