Blog Contributor: Noah Nickel
Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Ana Ferreira, the recent founder of the Brock Eco Society. In our interview Ana explains her inspiration for starting the Eco Society, what the Eco Society is, and what impact she hopes they can have at Brock, and in the broader community.
Q1. Do you mind just giving a quick background about yourself?
My name is Ana Ferreira, I am and international student from Trinidad and Tobago going into third year of the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program. I have always loved being in nature and was engaged with environmental sustainability in Trinidad before moving to Canada. Since being in Canada my passion for preserving the environment has only grown.
Q2. So, you just recently started the Eco Society here at Brock, could you tell me why you chose to start this club?
I started the Brock Eco Society because I am very interested in environmental activism and I was disappointed to find out that Brock didn’t have an environmental club. For this reason, I thought it was important to start the Brock Eco Society to get the Brock community engaged in environmentalism.
Q3. If you could describe the Eco Society in one sentence, mission statement, etc. What would you say?
Brock Eco Society is a group where students can meet like-minded individuals who have a passion for preserving the environment. The club tackles a variety of environmental issues while still providing an atmosphere for students to have fun while de-stressing from school.
Q4. What role do you see the Eco Society playing within Brock? In the community? Etc.
I hope that Brock Eco Society will be an outlet for Brock and the surrounding community to learn more about environmentalism and how they can make an impact in their own way. The club will also be a way for students to make friends and get involved in environmental activism. We also hope to work together as a club to reduce the environmental footprint of not only Brock but St. Catharines more broadly.
You can find the Brock Eco Society on ExperienceBU, on Instagram and Facebook @brockecosociety, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.