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IDS Student Taylor Quinn named Active-8 Ambassador for 2013

IDS student Taylor Quinn was one of two Nova Scotian youth named as Active-8Youth Ambassadors by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) in recognition of their inspiring work in the areas of social justice and environmental sustainability. The goal of the Active-8 campaign – which took place this year in February 2013 – is to inspire Canadians to help create positive change locally and globally, primarily through their actions rather than money.

Active-8 youth use their own initiatives to try to inspire as many Atlantic Canadians as possible.  “A whole lot of small actions can add up to make a huge difference,” Taylor said on the Active-8 website. 

The Active-8 campaign has began in 2010 and, in its four year run, has inspired more than 11,000 positive actions.  The website says youth ambassadors are selected for their active roles in social justice and environmental sustainability issues. 

Since first coming to Dal, Taylor has been very active both on and off campus. In addition to his work with Active-8, he also works with the Dalhousie Student Union’s Leadership Department and the Dalhousie Arts and Social Sciences Society. 

Taylor recently received the Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Governor General for his commitment to community activism.

When asked by the website why he does what he does, Taylor says “I want to live in a world where people are thinking about the everyday actions that they take.” 

Read more about Taylor Quinn and the other Active8 Youth Ambassadors on the Active-8 website.