Emily Hunter is an environmental journalist and filmmaker based in Toronto, Canada. Born into the environmental movement, her father was the late Robert Hunter, first president of Greenpeace and her mother, Bobbi Hunter, the first woman to save a whale by blocking a harpoon. For nearly a decade Emily has reported from the frontlines of global environmental campaigns, focussing particularly on youth advocacy she calls “Activism 2.0.”
Emily uses media as her tools for change. She hosted and co-produced four TV-documentaries on MTV News Canada’s IMPACT and was formerly an eco-blogger for THIS Magazine. In 2011, she published her first book The Next Eco-Warriors, an insider’s look at the new wave of environmental activism.
Currently, Emily speaks across campuses in the US & Canada about youth’s role in change-making of the 21st century.