Hi! I’m April Hillman from Vermont in the United States. Last fall, I spent my first semester of college at Castleton State College, and then headed to Washington, DC for the second semester to do the Greenpeace Organizing Term. This fall, I’ll be starting my sophomore year at the University of Vermont. I plan on double-majoring in Environmental Science (concentrating in Conservation Biology) and Environmental Studies.
Doing the Greenpeace Organizing Term opened me up to a variety of opportunities to stay involved with environmental activism, one of them being the Action Factory! So, now here I am in Berlin, working with an amazing group of people to push politicians for a strong agreement at COP15. When we’re not brainstorming action ideas, traveling, emailing or having meetings, I like to go out and explore the city (whichever one we may be in at the time).
These past six months have been full of incredible experiences, and I have met loads of motivating people from all over the globe. I hope that by doing this work, I will contribute to ensuring a safe planet for the youth and inspire others to take action. Lots of love for you all!