From his roots in Nova Scotia, traditional Mi’kma’ki territory, Jake has walked through the last 10+ years as a social and environmental justice activist on his journey through becoming a change-maker. He holds a Combined Honours B.A. in Sociology and Environmental Sustainability, Minor in Philosophy from Dalhousie University.
Jake finds himself inspired by the depth of the human experience, and our sacred capacity to heal ourselves, each other and our earth through intention and practice of profound relationships between our inner and outer worlds. For Jake, climate change and the increasingly chaotic feedback from the destruction of our biosphere in the external world, is mirrored by the health of our individual and collective inner worlds which are at the root of the culture and systems whose rhythms are misaligned with the cadence of our local and climatic ecosystems. Right now, he is on a path of becoming a healer, who can assist others in rebuilding the way we relate to our ‘self,’ others and the environment, to serve humanity by helping to unlock and empower our greatest potential, for a better life and world rooted in love and an uncompromised willingness to coexist.
Jake is a musician, energy worker, practiced facilitator and experienced political campaigner for local climate solutions and policy. He has seen local victories across Metro Vancouver, working with communities to elect climate leaders and win motions in several cities declaring climate emergency and adopting rigid greenhouse gas reduction targets (IPCC, Net-Zero by 2050). As a volunteer with Greenpeace, SeaWolves, and Stand. Earth, he has taken non-violent direct action and been arrested and charged twice to stop construction of the TransMountain pipeline, disrupted a press conference with Prime Minister Trudeau and confronted the world’s largest companies for deforestation practices. Jake takes action on climate and environment in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and acknowledges his occupation of unceded ancestral territory of Coast Salish Peoples.