In light of the launch of our 2020 LNBF Earth Award, we caught up with our 2018 winner Arianne Drainville and her current sustainable initiatives.
After receiving the LNBF Earth Award in 2018, Arianne has been dedicating her time towards opening her own wildlife rehabilitation centre. She is currently studying the details of operating and managing this business, and although the project is taking longer than expected, she understands that there are many important steps in building a reliable rehabilitation centre. Arianne is preparing her business plan and soon taking action to make it happen with dedicated and proficient people to support her in her journey.
Juggling both the big project and completing her Bachelor’s Degree at the Université de Sherbrooke, Arianne continued to take action and participate in a strike for climate action. When she heard of Greta Thunberg and the first initiatives taken in Québec by Montreal students, she immediately wanted to do the same for the city of Sherbrooke and her university.
(Pictured above: Arianne and two other spokespeople filming a clip to promote the climate strike at the Université de Sherbrooke in Sherbrooke, QC.)
(Pictured above: Arianne with the University mascot on the first day of school this year September 2019. Even though she was done with school, she wanted to make sure her movement received the proper amount of love and dedication.)
(Pictured above: Arianne with her team on March 15th, 2019 at a painting activity before the climate strike.)
(Pictured above: Arianne in a crowd of climate strikers at the Université de Sherbrooke, with a turnout way beyond her expectations.)
(Pictured above: Arianne at her school climate strike making sure no one went in the wrong direction. Her banner is inspired by Greta Thunberg, an environmental heroine)
(Pictured above: Arianne On Earth Day in Quebec City)
(Pictured above: Arianne On Earth Day in Quebec City. Her banner is on the bottom left.)
(Pictured above: Arianne at a climate strike in Firenze, Italy)
(Pictured above: Arianne receiving her Bachelor's degree in September 2019)
Arianne continues to work diligently on her wildlife rehabilitation project and dedicated the funds from the LNBF Earth Award to help her achieve her dream of opening a wildlife rehabilitation centre. We are deeply inspired by her continuous drive in environmental advocacy. We wish Arianne all the best in her future initiatives!
We encourage everyone to apply, or nominate someone you know who is an advocate for sustainability and environmental improvement.
To learn more about the award and application process, click here.