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Hi! I'm a blogger and activist in Ottawa. Some issues which are important to me are community building, human rights and justice - especially with respect to human trafficking and forced sex work, the co-optation and corruption of groups by various power structures (and how to stop/fix it), and permaculture design and systems thinking especially as applied to fixing social problems/ living in harmony with nature.
Crystel is an Ottawa based writer and organizer. She has been active in the climate justice movement for 6 years as a founding member of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition – Ottawa chapter, Climate Justice Ottawa and the Logistics Coordinator of PowerShift Canada 2012. Crystel has also worked for Leadnow.ca as a Local Action Coordinator and served as a board member of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group OPIRG - Ottawa for 3 years. She is also a feminist and an anti-war activist and has been actively trying to connect with other movements and learn about the interlinkages and similarities. Crystel is a wannabe journalist; she is on the editorial board of the local paper The Leveller and a founding member of the Ottawa Working Group of the Media Co-op. She has been recently elected as the Contributors' representative to the National Media Co-op board.
Currently, Crystel is covering the UN Climate negotiations COP18 in Doha Qatar, for the Media Co-op.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, vegetarian cooking, gardening, biking, sewing, knitting and writing/ blogging.