Hello, I'm Emilie. I'm an ethics, sustainability and social justice consultant, speaker and writer, here to make ethical easier. I have been working in the social justice field for over six years. My primary work has focused on fair trade, worker rights, and ethical consumerism. I hold a BA from the University of Calgary in Social and Cultural Anthropology, specializing in women, gender & sexuality studies. I am currently in my MA program in Educational Research specializing in Curriclum and Learning.
Most recently, I have worked with organizations such as Fair Trade Calgary, and I was the lead of the Fairtrade Venture for the University of Calgary Engineers Without Borders chapter. Currently, I am the lead organizer of Fashion Revolution Week YYC, a week long series of events aimed at transparency and accountability in the fashion industry.
In 2015, working with the team at St. Kateri Catholic school, I helped the school achieve Fairtrade School status. To meet fair trade standards, my role included sourcing Fairtrade Certified products for the school, creating curriculum for students, and meeting with school district stakeholders. I continue to develop curriculum for them, and other educators.
I love travelling, and have attended many fair trade and sustainability conferences around the world, learning and connecting with businesses, producers, and activists. These conferences include the the 2014 Fairly Educated Conference in Brisbane, Australia, the 2015 World Fair Trade Organization Biennial Conference in Milan, Italy, the 2016 and 2018 Canadian Fair Trade Network National Fair Trade Conference in Winnipeg and Vancouver, and most recently, the 2018 Copenhagen Fashion Summit in Denmark as part of the Youth Fashion Summit team.
In February 2018, I was named Top 30 Under 30 by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation for my work in promoting and working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development goals, specifically for my work towards Goal #12: Responsible Consumption and Production.
As a speaker, and workshop leader, I have shared my knowledge of fair trade, sustainability, and ethics with the University of Calgary, Fair Trade Calgary, Fort McMurray Catholic School District, and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
Through my knowledge and experience, it is my goal to help you achieve your sustainablity and ethics goals, as well as become more passionate and informed about social justice issues and solutions.
- Emilie Maine.