Hello! My name is Sophia, and I'm excited to have the opportunity to engage with CoSphere as a part of ENVR 430 this semester. I am a 4th year environmental sciences student with a minor in Indigenous studies, and am excited about topics that intersect these two disciplines, such as how reconciliation and sustainability goals are interconnected. One reason I wanted to take this course is because I often find it difficult to stay motivated on taking action on environmental issues because of the enormity of the problems and the relative insignificance I view myself as having. Yet, at the same time, I find not taking any meaningful action to be extremely demoralizing. I think that it is so crucial for us to find a way to inspire people, especially younger generations, to not give up on the environmental crises we're facing, and to find a way to create some tangible change. I'm glad to see that the #UnleashValues is addressing this feeling, and I look forward to seeing the potential is has for inspiring change.