About the speaker

Nissa Marion is a Hong Kong based environmentalist. Born and raised in Canada, she deeply loves nature and wild places, and believes that education, engagement, and collaboration are the keys to sustainability.

In 2003, Nissa’s passion for conservation led her to work with Ecovision, a fifteen-year established non-profit social enterprise specializing in environmental education and events. From there she went on to cofound and direct the well-loved Hong Kong Cleanup (HKcleanup.org), a large-scale community environmental event that has engaged more than 250,000 participants and cleaned up over 17 million pieces of trash. This successful initiative raises awareness of personal, community and corporate environmental responsibility as well as advocating for sustainable government policies regarding waste management.

Nissa is also the Cofounder, Editor in Chief and Event Director of Ecozine, Asia’s premiere guide to modern sustainable living, which produces a quarterly print magazine, a daily-updated website (Ecozine.com), a weekly e-newsletter and world-class events such as Hong Kong’s own Zero Waste Week, successfully launched in 2015. She is committed to using popular media to focus the world’s attention on environmental issues and inspire change for the better.

Prior to these roles she enjoyed a successful 12-year modeling and acting career, where she developed a strong sense of presence on stage. As such, she regularly takes the stage on behalf of Ecozine as a guest speaker, moderator or MC at social and professional gatherings.

An active member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Sustainable Development Committee and Business Environment Council, Nissa’s business achievements have been recognized in the media as well as the Women of Hope Awards, Spirit of Hong Kong Awards and InvestHK’s Canada Success Stories.

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