Simon Jackson
Simon Jackson founded the 6 million-strong Spirit Bear Youth Coalition in the process of helping create the largest land protection measure in North American history.

For his efforts, Simon was named a Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine and was the inspiration for a made-for-TV movie, Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story.

Today, Simon is focused on putting forward a multi-partisan, 21st Century vision for the environment as a speaker and strategist; as well as co-running Ghost Bear Photography, which seeks to help people fall in-love with nature again. |

Entries by Simon Jackson

Hope Decoded: A Social Science Experiment Gone Right

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 5:43 PM

No one person or one group has the capability to solve hopelessness in our society, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try. How do we begin to tackle an issue as all encompassing and unwieldy as hopelessness?

For one week in March, the Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute at The Banff...

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The Importance of Tackling Hopelessness

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 4:39 PM

We live in a time fraught with seemingly overwhelming and unstoppable challenges. Climate change. War. Poverty. Famine. Inequality. Depression.  

From the macro to the micro, the underlying obstacle to what ills us is but a singular culprit: hopelessness. It's the bedfellow of climbs too steep; the false comfort of...

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Why I Love Shooting Bears (With My Camera)

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 12:36 PM

Since seeing my first wild bear at the age of seven, my passion for the wild has been fuelled by my love of nature photography.

As I mentioned in a previous blog, with the launch of Ghost Bear Photography, my hope -- and that of my co-founder, Jill Cooper --...

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Spirit Bears Are Safe Thanks to Youth Leaders

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 10:38 AM

For almost two decades, the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition helped give a voice to an animal that few people knew existed, and empowered young people to put forward a vision to protect the rare white Kermode or spirit bear.

Today, it can be said with confidence, that while...

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