Berry Genge | Murray River, Prince Edward Island
Berry Genge, from Prince Edward Island, is currently studying Sustainable Design Engineering at the University of Prince Edward island. She is a women in STEM, with a passion for environmental advocacy. She strongly believes that education and awareness is the best route to a more inclusive and sustainable future. She plans on using this opportunity to educate herself further and apply it to future projects and work she will encounter as a sustainable design engineer. Berry says, “As I grew up in a very rural community, I value the importance of making connections and learning from one another. I seize any opportunity I see to gain an expanded perspective of the world past the little island I call home.”
About the SDG Global Festival of Action
Berry attended the SDG Global Festival of Action in March 2021. She says, “This was an excellent opportunity to further my education in the need for climate action and the success that we have already seen. Though it may be a long road to climate justice, recognizing the impact of individuals is key to continuing the fight. As one of the speakers at the conference said, “focus on the solution, not the problem,” it is key to keep our sights set on the main goal: a sustainable and inclusive future for all.”
SDG Global Festival of Action is a ground-breaking annual event designed by and for the SDG action community to inspire action for the sustainable development goals.
Berry will use the ICN Youth Delegation opportunity as an avenue to connect her peers with information that they can use to apply to their own work. She will post a continuous blog on the sustainable innovation we continue to see, she hopes to inspire more individuals to contribute to this change however they can.
From Berry's Blog Series 'Bite-Sized Bits with Berry:'
This post will be explicitly highlighting one of the sessions I attended, “An Expanded Innovation Space for Climate Action.” This seminar’s general goal was to give a platform to all the positive changes various non-state actors have implemented and the continuation of their work.
One speaker, Gozalo Muñoz, spoke of the importance of the “race-to-zero.” This innovation of creating competition for companies to reduce their emissions creates more incentive to do so–and by allowing corporations to create climate goals under their own volition–makes a widespread positive change that will continue to shape our futures.