Misty MacDuffee is a biologist and the coordinator of the Wild Salmon Program at Raincoast Conservation Foundation. We truly appreciate the work that Raincoast does and we are so pleased to have Misty as one of our 2015 Eco Hero Nominees!
Here is a little bit more about Misty!
What specific event put you on the path of sustainability?
When I was in grade 6 (way back in about in 1974), I learned about how moths in industrial England changed from dominantly white to dominantly black, as a result of the English landscape being covered in soot. This affected predation by birds on coloured moths. I never forgot the forces of both humans and natural selection.
If you were not doing this line of work- what would you be doing?
Having a lot less anxiety about the state of the world.
Who is YOUR Eco Hero?
It's hard to pick just one. Both Sylvia Earl and Rachel Carson were woman that demonstrated how individuals empowered with science can awaken people to the beauty and importance of the natural world. But the sense of wonder and passion that Carl Sagan unleashed in millions of people about our planet, and our connection to it, makes him my greatest hero.
What change would you most like to see in the world?
If we could show up in the world without fear, we could transform our relationship with ourselves, each other and all life on the planet.
Add any statement you think sums you up.
"It's not easy being green" to quote the famous frog.