Eco Hero: Ben Wessel

May 17, 2008

This post is part of a series of short introductions to the other young people who’ll be on the Voyage to the Future program with me. The trip to the Arctic is going to be intense, and I’m sure I’ll be video blogging and writing about what the others around me are up to, as well as my own journey.

So, meet Ben!

Ben is one of the two American Ambassadors on the voyage – and studies Environmental Studies at Middlebury College in Vermont.

He sees Climate Change as the defining issue for our generation – and has committed himself to spreading awareness and mobilising youth to take action on this issue.

He produced this wonderful video for the Green Finger Project and this year he’s leading Power Shift in Vermont (an amazing national youth summit to solve the climate crisis). I also don’t need to tell you he’s voting Obama :)

This guy definitely means business.


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