Shelby has collaborated with diverse organizations throughout Vancouver to launch programs and events that engage people on environmental and social justice issues. In 2005, she joined Post Carbon Institute and coordinated the Relocalization Network, an international network of citizen-driven initiatives working to address peak oil and climate change through building community resilience. She is currently a member of Village Vancouver and the Vancouver Food Policy Council, and coordinates projects for the US national hub of the Transition Towns Network. Shelby is a (stubborn) generalist, always looking to learn new skills and understand problems from a systems perspective. She is inspired by the use of storytelling, social media and social enterprise models that enable communities of all stripes to learn and experiment — and is probably happiest sharing meals with friends amidst clicking knitting needles.
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