Nicholas Pasieczka is an 18 year-old from Oak Bluff Manitoba and on Saturday, April 27th he is running 100 km in one day to raise awareness about solutions for climate change and renewable energy.
From Nicholas’ website Change Is Possible:
WHY AM I RUNNING?
I have several motivators for this event. One of the reasons I am running is because of a conference I attended in Prince George, BC this past February, The Conference on Sustainability in Engineering. There I learned about the devastating impact humans have had on our world and the need for immediate action. I asked some of the renowned Engineers and Scientists at this conference what actions our generation can do together to help change this dreadful path we are walking. I came back home feeling extremely emotional because the answers I got were that they do not really know how to fix the issues as well.
I believe that through my running I will be able to help inspire a city and nation to continue making change on an individual basis. I want to remind people that their actions build up and can directly affect their surroundings. I talk to people about climate change and people are cynical saying that they cannot make a difference or our world is too far gone to save. This mindset is why I am out to run. I know that I am trying to do everything in my power to make a positive impact on the world and the people around me.
I want to educate people about the wonderful work that is already being done to help make an impact and how you can get involved.
This upcoming May, I will be attending the Clean Energy Ministerial/ Mission Innovation Ministerial in Vancouver, BC. I will be representing Canada. At this conference over 25 countries and world leaders will be attending to help tackle energy issues and help empower youth to take action. I will be speaking on the topic of renewable energy with several world leaders. I want to be prepared by having a concrete foundation of support from home before I go to the world stage. If you have any concerns, questions or thoughts please let me know and I will pass them along.
Donate to Nicolas’ campaign on his Go Fund Me page.