Sophia Yang

Canada

Sophia is the Founder & Executive Director of Threading Change, a youth-led ethical fashion organization working at the intersections of climate, gender, and racial justice in alignment with the necessary transition to a circular economy. Threading Change was born because Sophia wanted to help raise young people’s voice in one of our world’s most polluting industries – the fashion industry. Doing so for our planet, and people. 

As a dedicated climate justice changemaker, Sophia has worked for over a dozen environmental organizations ranging from federal government agencies (Parks Canada, Natural Resources Canada), NGOs (Nature Conservancy of Canada, SPEC, Parkbus, CityHive), industry (CNRL), and academia (UBC, SFU). Sophia has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia in the Natural Resources Conservation program.

Sophia is the recipient of the Starfish Canada’s Top 25 Under 25 Environmentalists award in 2017 and 2018 for her work in community engagement and renewable energy dialogues, has attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 24 & 25) twice as a British Columbian Youth Delegate with BCCIC, and DJs as ‘THIS IS: KALEIDO‘ in her spare time.

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