Cedric Pepelea

Cedric an eternal optimist, inspiring and motivating youth through experiential learning related to energy, climate change, and general sustainable trades give me the hope that climate change solutions will be implemented in new and creative ways. Cedric is the Operations Director for Focus Forward for Indigenous Youth, a charity that works to provide Indigenous high schools students with experiential trades based educational opportunities centered around youth and community-driven construction projects. The self-sufficiency of Indigenous Communities in Canada and their connection to the land being embedded in their culture inspires Cedric to work with Indigenous Communities with the thought that it is something we all need to adopt.

As a 100% volunteer organization, Cedric also has a full-time job as the Energy & Environmental Technologist for the Limestone District School Board in Kingston Ontario where he manages a portfolio of 56 schools, implementing energy conservation measures, renewable energy projects and educational workshops.