Emily Hunter is an environmental activist and filmmaker. Born into the environmental movement, her parents were the co-founders of Greenpeace and are featured in the upcoming documentary How to Change the World. For over ten years, Emily has been documenting from the frontlines of activist campaigns, from the high seas of Antarctica to save whales with Sea Shepherd to Global Days of Action with 350.org to fight climate change. Previously she hosted a show called IMPACT for MTV News Canada, a current affairs show for Generation Y that examined pertinent issues such as the Tar Sands and G20 summits. In 2011, Emily penned her first book called The Next Eco-Warriors (Conari, 2011), a collection of short stories by emerging environmental leaders. In recent years, she has turned her attention to digital mobilisation and social media campaigns working with such groups as Greenpeace in the Mobilisation Lab. In 2015, she is releasing the first of an online documentary series calledActivism 2.0 that explores the stories of the 21st century environmental movement.
My father, Robert Hunter, had coined the term "mind bomb" as an expression that our greatest tool for revolution was our own consciousness. He believed that mass media (early broadcast media at the time) could help spark that consciousness shift and a societal shift by changing the story of our times. The reality is the tides are turning. Despite the stories of impossibility in the fight against climate change, there are some new stories being written of possibility. It will still take many more of us -- millions and billions of us -- to continue to share these news stories and to create the "mind bomb" moments.
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