This message is my introduction to my enrollment from ENVR430 at UBC. I am excited at this opportunity to learn how to foster real sustainable change. I am currently a 4th year biology student at UBC with a focus and specialization in Ecology and the environment. I hope to use the scientific concepts and theories that I've learned from my education and begin to understand how to enact changes socially through a more policy-orientated lens. I believe that this course will be a good bridge between activism and academia, by not only using what we understand about the environment, but the people and community around us. I hope #unleashvalues serves as a record and forum for this journey towards diagnosing sustainability problems, developing effective solutions, and designing systems that properly represent our values.