Project-starter, social entrepreneur, and sustainable transportation geek, Graham Anderson is passionate about the power of communities and local governments to take action on climate change while addressing social justice.
In 2009, Graham attended the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark with the Canadian Youth Delegation, an experience that emphasized the opportunity for effective local action. Graham then went on to co-found Shift Urban Cargo Delivery, a co-operative social enterprise using heavy-duty cargo trikes to replace truck trips in Vancouver’s downtown. The Shift business model addresses transportation and environmental sustainability challenges within urban environments; two issues Graham has been drawn toward since growing up in the suburbs of Kamloops. He also currently serves on the board of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition and the East End Food Co-op.
Graham recently graduated from SFU’s Economics Program with a minor in Dialogue and a certificate in Sustainable Community Development. Graham loves Vancouver, karaoke, dancing, bike trips, and singing in local community choirs.